ORS 176.312¹
Finding of disability
  • finding that disability has ceased

(1) A disability evaluation panel shall find that the Governor is unable to discharge the duties of the office if four or more members of the panel vote in the affirmative for that finding.

(2) If a disability evaluation panel finds that the Governor is unable to discharge the duties of the office, the panel shall give written notice to the person next in line of succession to the office of Governor. After receiving the notification the person shall assume the duties of the office as Acting Governor under the provisions of section 8a, Article V of the Oregon Constitution.

(3) If a disability evaluation panel finds that the Governor is unable to discharge the duties of the office, the Governor may request at any time while the Acting Governor is performing the duties of the office that a disability evaluation panel be convoked for the purpose of determining whether the Governor is able again to discharge the duties of the office. As soon as possible after the request is received, the panel shall meet and reexamine whether the Governor is unable to discharge the duties of the office. The examination shall be conducted in the manner provided by ORS 176.309 (Disability evaluation panel procedures), except that the panel shall find that the Governor is able again to discharge the duties of the office if three or more members of the panel vote in the affirmative for that finding. [2009 c.77 §5]

Chapter 176

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Effect of repeal of the Governor’s Retire­ment Act by initiative on the right of past and present governors to receive the retire­ment benefits, (1973) Vol 36, p 476

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).
 
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. Currency Information