2017 ORS 137.476¹
Assistance by licensed health care professional or nonlicensed medically trained person

(1) Notwithstanding any other law, a licensed health care professional or a nonlicensed medically trained person may assist the Department of Corrections in an execution carried out under ORS 137.473 (Means of inflicting death).

(2) Any assistance rendered in an execution carried out under ORS 137.473 (Means of inflicting death) by a licensed health care professional or a nonlicensed medically trained person is not cause for disciplinary measures or regulatory oversight by any board, commission or agency created by this state or governed by state law that oversees or regulates the practice of health care professionals including, but not limited to, the Oregon Medical Board, the Oregon State Board of Nursing and the Oregon Health Authority.

(3) The infliction of the punishment of death by the administration of the required lethal substances in the manner required by ORS 137.473 (Means of inflicting death) may not be construed to be the practice of medicine.

(4) As used in this section, “licensed health care professional” includes, but is not limited to, a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner or nurse licensed by the Oregon Medical Board or the Oregon State Board of Nursing or an emergency medical services provider licensed by the Oregon Health Authority. [1999 c.1055 §9; 2011 c.703 §25]

Note: See note under 137.464 (Administrative assessment of defendant’s mental capacity).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 137—Judgment and Execution; Parole and Probation by the Court, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors137.­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.