ORS 176.303¹
Disability evaluation panel

(1) A disability evaluation panel consists of the following five members:

(a) The Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court. If the Chief Justice is unable or unwilling to serve on the panel when the panel is convoked, the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals shall serve as a member instead of the Chief Justice.

(b) A judge serving on the Oregon Supreme Court, or the Court of Appeals, designated by the Governor in the manner provided by subsection (2) of this section.

(c) A person who is licensed as a physician under ORS chapter 677, designated by the Governor in the manner provided by subsection (3) of this section.

(d) A person who is licensed as a physician under ORS chapter 677, designated by the dean of the Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine in the manner provided by subsection (4) of this section. To the extent possible, the designee shall have the appropriate expertise to determine whether the Governor is suffering from a physical or mental disability that prevents the Governor from discharging the duties of the office.

(e) A person who is licensed as a physician under ORS chapter 677, designated by the Director of Human Services in the manner provided by subsection (5) of this section. To the extent possible, the designee shall have the appropriate expertise to determine whether the Governor is suffering from a physical or mental disability that prevents the Governor from discharging the duties of the office.

(2) As soon as possible after taking the oath of office, the Governor shall designate a person to serve as a member on the disability evaluation panel under subsection (1)(b) of this section. The Governor shall also designate at that time a first and second alternate for the position with the qualifications specified in subsection (1)(b) of this section to serve in the event that the person designated by the Governor is unable or unwilling to serve on the panel when the panel meets. The Governor shall file the names of the member and alternates designated under this section with the Secretary of State.

(3) As soon as possible after taking the oath of office, the Governor shall designate a person to serve as a member on the disability evaluation panel under subsection (1)(c) of this section. The Governor shall also designate at that time a first and second alternate for the position with the qualifications specified in subsection (1)(c) of this section to serve in the event that the person designated by the Governor is unable or unwilling to serve on the panel when the panel meets. The Governor shall file the names of the member and alternates designated under this section with the Secretary of State.

(4) As soon as possible after the disability evaluation panel is convoked, the dean of the Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine shall designate a person to serve as a member on the disability evaluation panel under subsection (1)(d) of this section. The dean shall also designate at that time a first, second and third alternate for the position with the qualifications specified in subsection (1)(d) of this section to serve in the event that the person designated by the dean is unable or unwilling to serve on the panel when the panel is convoked. The dean shall file the names of the member and alternates designated under this section with the Secretary of State.

(5) As soon as possible after the disability evaluation panel is convoked, the Director of Human Services shall designate a person to serve as a member on the disability evaluation panel under subsection (1)(e) of this section. The director shall also designate at that time a first, second and third alternate for the position with the qualifications specified in subsection (1)(e) of this section to serve in the event that the person designated by the director is unable or unwilling to serve on the panel when the panel meets. The director shall file the names of the member and alternates designated under this section with the Secretary of State.

(6) The Governor may change any designation made by the Governor under subsections (2) and (3) of this section at any time before the disability evaluation panel is convoked by filing a new designation with the Secretary of State. [2009 c.77 §2]

Chapter 176

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1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 176—Governor, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors176.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 176, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano176.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
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