2015 ORS 133.621¹
Medical procedures
  • immunity from liability for performing

A duly licensed physician, or a person acting under the direction or control of a duly licensed physician, may withdraw bodily substances, pierce human tissue, perform medical tests and procedures and otherwise use medical procedures to gather evidence in a criminal investigation. A duly licensed physician, or a person acting under the direction or control of a duly licensed physician, shall not be held civilly liable for gathering potential evidence in a criminal investigation in a medically acceptable manner at the request of a peace officer. The civil immunity granted in this section is not conditioned upon the existence of probable cause, the existence of a search warrant or the existence of a court order. Nothing in this section shall be interpreted as requiring a duly licensed physician to act at the request of a peace officer. [1989 c.585 §2]

Note: 133.621 (Medical procedures) was added to and made a part of ORS chapter 133 by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Notes of Decisions

Infrac­tions are "crim­i­nal" and search warrant may issue for their investiga­tion. State v. Weist, 79 Or App 435, 720 P2d 753 (1986), aff'd 302 Or 379, 730 P2d 25 (1986)

Law Review Cita­tions

52 OLR 139-154 (1973)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 133—Arrest and Related Procedures; Search and Seizure; Extradition, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors133.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 133, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano133.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.