2017 ORS 192.576¹
Disclosure to individual appealing denial of Social Security benefits

(1) In the case of an individual appealing the denial of Social Security disability benefits, a covered entity shall upon request provide to the individual or the individual’s personal representative, free of charge, one copy of the individual’s health information created after the date that the individual alleged as the onset of disability in the individual’s initial application for Social Security disability benefits and before the date of the administrative hearing. At the election of the individual or the individual’s personal representative, the health information shall be provided in paper or electronic format.

(2) A covered entity may deny a request for a copy of health information if:

(a) The covered entity has already provided one copy of the health information to the individual or the individual’s personal representative; or

(b) The request is made by a person other than the individual or the individual’s personal representative and the requester has not presented a valid authorization for the release of information.

(3) A covered entity may charge a fee for providing copies of health information, as provided in ORS 192.563 (Health care provider and state health plan charges), if:

(a) The request for copies is made by a person other than the individual or the individual’s personal representative; or

(b) The covered entity has already provided to the individual or the individual’s personal representative one copy of the information. [2015 c.360 §2; 2017 c.551 §1]

Note: See note under 192.553 (Policy for protected health information).

Chapter 192

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Attorney General’s Public Meetings and Records Manual, (1973) Vol 36, p 543; public meetings and records manual, (1976) Vol 37, p 1087; pro­hi­bi­­tion on disclosing marriage records, (1998) Vol 49, p 21

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 192—Records; Public Reports and Meetings, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors192.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 192, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano192.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.