2015 ORS 146.750¹
Injuries to be reported to law enforcement agency

(1) Except as required in subsection (3) of this section, a physician, including an intern and resident, a physician assistant licensed under ORS 677.505 (Application of provisions governing physician assistants to other health professions) to 677.525 (Fees) or a registered nurse licensed under ORS chapter 678, who has reasonable cause to suspect that a person brought to the physician, physician assistant or registered nurse or coming before the physician, physician assistant or registered nurse for examination, care or treatment has had injury, as defined in ORS 146.710 (Definition for ORS 146.710 to 146.780), inflicted upon the person other than by accidental means, shall report or cause reports to be made in accordance with the provisions of subsection (2) of this section.

(2) An oral report must be made immediately by telephone or otherwise, and followed as soon thereafter as possible by a report in writing, to an appropriate law enforcement agency.

(3) When an injury as defined in ORS 146.710 (Definition for ORS 146.710 to 146.780) or abuse as defined in ORS 419B.005 (Definitions) occurs to an unmarried person who is under 18 years of age, the provisions of ORS 419B.005 (Definitions) to 419B.050 (Authority of health care provider to disclose information) apply. [1965 c.472 §§3,4; 1967 c.545 §6; 1971 c.401 §9; 1971 c.451 §12; 1973 c.408 §28; 1975 c.644 §1; 1993 c.546 §99; 2011 c.347 §1; 2014 c.45 §26]

Notes of Decisions

For purpose of applying protec­tions of Confronta­tion Clause, require­ment that physician report non-accidental injury does not mean that out-of-court state­ments of patient to physician for purpose of medical treat­ment are testimonial. State v. Bella, 231 Or App 420, 220 P3d 128 (2009), Sup Ct review denied

For purpose of determining whether state­ments need statutorily re­quired corrobora­tion, require­ment that physician report non-accidental injury does not mean that state­ments made by patient to physician for purpose of medical treat­ment are confessional. State v. Bella, 231 Or App 420, 220 P3d 128 (2009), Sup Ct review denied

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Law Review Cita­tions

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1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 146—Investigations of Deaths, Injuries and Missing Persons, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors146.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 146, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano146.­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.