2013 ORS § 441.127¹
Immunity of employees

(1) Any employee or agent of a residential facility acting in good faith in discussing resident care pursuant to ORS 441.117 (Right of entry into facilities and access to records) shall have immunity from any civil liability that might otherwise be incurred or imposed with respect to the making of such report.

(2) Any employee or agent who makes a report pursuant to ORS 441.117 (Right of entry into facilities and access to records) may not be subjected to any retaliation by any official or other employee of a residential facility solely for making a report, including but not limited to restriction of otherwise lawful access to the facility or to any resident of the facility, or, if an employee, to dismissal or harassment.

(3) The Long Term Care Ombudsman or the designee acting in good faith in discussing resident care pursuant to ORS 441.117 (Right of entry into facilities and access to records) shall have immunity from any civil liability, that might otherwise be incurred or imposed with respect to the discussion. [1981 c.534 §9; 2013 c.717 §8]

Note: The amendments to 441.127 (Immunity of employees) by section 8, chapter 717, Oregon Laws 2013, become operative July 1, 2014. See section 19, chapter 717, Oregon Laws 2013. The text that is operative until July 1, 2014, is set forth for the users convenience.

441.127 (Immunity of employees). (1) Any employee or agent of the long term care facility acting in good faith in discussing patient care pursuant to ORS 441.117 (Right of entry into facilities and access to records) shall have immunity from any civil liability, that might otherwise be incurred or imposed with respect to the making of such report.

(2) Any employee or agent who makes a report pursuant to ORS 441.117 (Right of entry into facilities and access to records) shall not be subjected to any retaliation by any official or other employee of a long term care facility solely for making a report, including but not limited to restriction of otherwise lawful access to the facility or to any resident thereof, or, if an employee, to dismissal or harassment.

(3) The ombudsman or the designee acting in good faith in discussing patient care pursuant to ORS 441.117 (Right of entry into facilities and access to records) shall have immunity from any civil liability, that might otherwise be incurred or imposed with respect to the discussion.