2015 ORS 127.654¹
Scope of requirement
  • limitation on liability for failure to comply

(1) The requirements of ORS 127.646 (Definitions for ORS 127.646 to 127.654) to 127.654 (Scope of requirement) are in addition to any requirements that may be imposed under federal law, but ORS 127.646 (Definitions for ORS 127.646 to 127.654) to 127.654 (Scope of requirement) shall be interpreted in a fashion consistent with the Patient Self-Determination Act, enacted by sections 4206 and 4751 of Public Law 101-508. Nothing in ORS 127.646 (Definitions for ORS 127.646 to 127.654) to 127.654 (Scope of requirement) requires any health care organization, or any employee or agent of a health care organization, to act in a manner inconsistent with federal law or contrary to individual religious or philosophical beliefs.

(2) No health care organization shall be subject to criminal prosecution or civil liability for failure to comply with ORS 127.646 (Definitions for ORS 127.646 to 127.654) to 127.654 (Scope of requirement). [1991 c.761 §4]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 127—Powers of Attorney; Advance Directives for Health Care; Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment Registry; Declarations for Mental Health Treatment; Death with Dignity, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors127.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.