2011 ORS § 677.082¹
Expression of regret or apology

(1) For the purposes of any civil action against a person licensed by the Oregon Medical Board or a health care institution, health care facility or other entity that employs the person or grants the person privileges, any expression of regret or apology made by or on behalf of the person, the institution, the facility or other entity, including an expression of regret or apology that is made in writing, orally or by conduct, does not constitute an admission of liability.

(2) A person who is licensed by the Oregon Medical Board, or any other person who makes an expression of regret or apology on behalf of a person who is licensed by the Oregon Medical Board, may not be examined by deposition or otherwise in any civil or administrative proceeding, including any arbitration or mediation proceeding, with respect to an expression of regret or apology made by or on behalf of the person, including expressions of regret or apology that are made in writing, orally or by conduct. [2003 c.384 §1; 2011 c.30 §5]

Note: Section 2, chapter 384, Oregon Laws 2003, provides:

Sec. 2. (1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, section 1 of this 2003 Act [677.082 (Expression of regret or apology)] applies to all expressions of regret or apology, whether made before, on or after the effective date of this 2003 Act [June 16, 2003].

(2) Section 1 of this 2003 Act does not apply to any civil action in which a judgment was entered in the register of a circuit court before the effective date of this 2003 Act. Section 1 of this 2003 Act does not apply to any administrative proceeding in which a final order was entered before the effective date of this 2003 Act. [2003 c.384 §2]

Note: 677.082 (Expression of regret or apology) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 677 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.