2017 ORS 179.495¹
Disclosure of inmate written accounts
  • penalty

(1) Written accounts of the inmates of any Department of Corrections institution as defined in ORS 421.005 (Definitions), maintained in the institution by the officers or employees of the institution who are authorized to maintain written accounts within the official scope of their duties, are not subject to disclosure unless the disclosure is permitted or authorized by the Department of Corrections in compliance with ORS 179.505 (Disclosure of written accounts by health care services provider) (3), (4), (6), (7), (9), (11), (12), (14), (15), (16) or (17) or 179.508 (Disclosure of individually identifiable health information about inmate) or upon order of a court of competent jurisdiction. The restriction contained in this section does not apply to disclosure of written accounts made under ORS 179.505 (Disclosure of written accounts by health care services provider) (3) with the authorization of the individual or a personal representative of the individual.

(2) Except as authorized under subsection (1) of this section, any person who discloses or any person who knowingly obtains information from a written account referred to in subsection (1) of this section commits a Class B violation.

(3) As used in this section, “disclosure,” “personal representative” and “written account” have the meanings given those terms in ORS 179.505 (Disclosure of written accounts by health care services provider). [1955 c.452 §1; 1969 c.597 §44; 1973 c.736 §3; 1977 c.812 §5; 1987 c.320 §133; 1991 c.807 §2; 1999 c.1051 §165; 2003 c.14 §76; 2003 c.88 §1; 2005 c.498 §4]

Notes of Decisions

Circuit court order to enforce sub­poe­na issued by workers’ compensa­tion administrative law judge is “order of court of competent jurisdic­tion.” Coman v. Correc­tions Dept., 327 Or 449, 960 P2d 383 (1998)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Access to Mental Health Division’s patient records, (1973) Vol 36, p 658; use of division’s client records by an­oth­er depart­mental division, (1974) Vol 37, p 186

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 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 179, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano179.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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