2017 ORS 124.072¹
Required disclosure of protected health information to law enforcement agency
  • liability for disclosure

(1) Upon notice by a law enforcement agency that an investigation into abuse is being conducted under ORS 124.070 (Duty to investigate), and without the consent of the named elderly person or of the named elderly person’s caretaker, fiduciary or other legal representative, a health care provider must:

(a) Permit the law enforcement agency to inspect and copy, or otherwise obtain, protected health information of the named elderly person; and

(b) Upon request of the law enforcement agency, consult with the agency about the protected health information.

(2) A health care provider who in good faith discloses protected health information under this section is not civilly or criminally liable under state law for the disclosure.

(3) For purposes of this section:

(a) “Health care provider” has the meaning given that term in ORS 192.556 (Definitions for ORS 192.553 to 192.581).

(b) “Protected health information” has the meaning given that term in ORS 192.556 (Definitions for ORS 192.553 to 192.581). [2012 c.70 §6]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 124—Abuse Prevention and Reporting; Civil Action for Abuse, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors124.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.