2017 ORS 179.492¹
Dispensing of brand-name mental health drugs

(1) The Department of Corrections, the Department of Human Services or the Oregon Health Authority shall dispense as written a prescription for a brand-name mental health drug prescribed for a person while the person is in the custody of an institution described in ORS 179.321 (Responsibility to supervise state institutions) or who has been committed pursuant to ORS 427.235 (Notice to court of need for commitment) to 427.290 (Determination by court of need for commitment), if the prescription specifies “dispense as written” or contains the notation “D.A.W.” or other words of similar meaning.

(2) If, at the time of commitment to the custody of an institution described in ORS 179.321 (Responsibility to supervise state institutions) or to the custody of the Department of Human Services under ORS 427.290 (Determination by court of need for commitment), a person has a prescription for a specified brand-name mental health drug and the prescription specifies “dispense as written” or contains the notation “D.A.W.” or other words of similar meaning, the Department of Corrections, the Department of Human Services or the Oregon Health Authority shall ensure that the person is prescribed the specified brand-name drug until a licensed health professional with prescriptive privileges evaluates the person and becomes responsible for the treatment of the person. [2005 c.691 §7; 2009 c.595 §144; 2013 c.36 §54]

Note: 179.492 (Dispensing of brand-name mental health drugs) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 179 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 179—Administration of State Institutions, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors179.­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.