2011 ORS § 441.825¹
Authority of hospital to require medical staff to provide professional liability insurance

(1) A governing body of a hospital licensed under ORS 441.015 (Licensing of facilities and health maintenance organizations) to 441.087 (General inspection of long term care facility) may require all members of its medical staff to:

(a) Provide evidence of professional medical liability insurance in a reasonable amount as specified by the hospital governing board;

(b) Post a bond in lieu of evidence of professional medical liability insurance in a reasonable amount as specified by the hospital governing board; or

(c) Demonstrate annually financial responsibility for a reasonable amount as specified by the hospital governing board.

(2) As used in this section:

(a) Medical staff includes those individuals licensed by this state under ORS chapter 677 and granted privileges to practice in the hospital by the hospital governing board.

(b) Professional medical liability insurance means casualty insurance against legal liability for death, injury or disability of a human being arising from any medical, surgical or dental treatment, omission or operation. [1977 c.449 §1; 1981 c.377 §1]

Note: 441.825 (Authority of hospital to require medical staff to provide professional liability insurance) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 441 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.