2015 ORS 192.690¹
Exceptions to ORS 192.610 to 192.690

(1) ORS 192.610 (Definitions for ORS 192.610 to 192.690) to 192.690 (Exceptions to ORS 192.610 to 192.690) do not apply to the deliberations of the Oregon Health Authority conducted under ORS 161.315 (Right of state to obtain mental examination of defendant) to 161.351 (Discharge by agency), the Psychiatric Security Review Board, the State Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision, state agencies conducting hearings on contested cases in accordance with the provisions of ORS chapter 183, the review by the Workers’ Compensation Board or the Employment Appeals Board of similar hearings on contested cases, meetings of the state lawyers assistance committee operating under the provisions of ORS 9.568 (State lawyers assistance committee), meetings of the personal and practice management assistance committees operating under the provisions of ORS 9.568 (State lawyers assistance committee), the county multidisciplinary child abuse teams required to review child abuse cases in accordance with the provisions of ORS 418.747 (County teams for investigation), the child fatality review teams required to review child fatalities in accordance with the provisions of ORS 418.785 (Child Fatality Review Teams), the peer review committees in accordance with the provisions of ORS 441.055 (Health care facility medical staff and bylaws), mediation conducted under ORS 36.252 (Agricultural mediation services coordinated by State Department of Agriculture) to 36.268 (Provision of mediation services contingent on funding), any judicial proceeding, meetings of the Oregon Health and Science University Board of Directors or its designated committee regarding candidates for the position of president of the university or regarding sensitive business, financial or commercial matters of the university not customarily provided to competitors related to financings, mergers, acquisitions or joint ventures or related to the sale or other disposition of, or substantial change in use of, significant real or personal property, or related to health system strategies, or to Oregon Health and Science University faculty or staff committee meetings.

(2) Because of the grave risk to public health and safety that would be posed by misappropriation or misapplication of information considered during such review and approval, ORS 192.610 (Definitions for ORS 192.610 to 192.690) to 192.690 (Exceptions to ORS 192.610 to 192.690) shall not apply to review and approval of security programs by the Energy Facility Siting Council pursuant to ORS 469.530 (Review and approval of security programs). [1973 c.172 §9; 1975 c.606 §41b; 1977 c.380 §19; 1981 c.354 §3; 1983 c.617 §4; 1987 c.850 §3; 1989 c.6 §18; 1989 c.967 §§12,14; 1991 c.451 §3; 1993 c.18 §33; 1993 c.318 §§3,4; 1995 c.36 §§1,2; 1995 c.162 §§62b,62c; 1999 c.59 §§45a,46a; 1999 c.155 §4; 1999 c.171 §§4,5; 1999 c.291 §§25,26; 2005 c.347 §5; 2005 c.562 §23; 2007 c.796 §8; 2009 c.697 §11; 2011 c.708 §26]

Notes of Decisions

Exemp­tion from Open Meetings Act for "delibera­tions" of Board of Parole does not apply to in­for­ma­­tion-gathering por­tions of Board's meetings. Oregonian Publishing Co. v. Board of Parole, 95 Or App 501, 769 P2d 795 (1989)

Board of Medical Examiners did not wrongly exclude peti­tioner and his attorney from its delibera­tions because this sec­tion specifically excludes "delibera­tions ... of state agencies con­ducting hearings on contested cases." McKay v. Board of Medical Examiners, 100 Or App 685, 788 P2d 476 (1990)

Notes of Decisions

A retained labor negotiator is neither a member of a public body nor a governing body, and ORS 192.610 (Definitions for ORS 192.610 to 192.690) to 192.690 (Exceptions to ORS 192.610 to 192.690) therefore have no ap­pli­ca­bil­i­ty to negotia­tions con­ducted by a retained negotiator. Southwestern Oregon Publishing Co. v. Southwestern Oregon Community College Dist., 28 Or App 383, 559 P2d 1289 (1977), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Secret ballot under "Public Meeting Law," (1974) Vol 37, p 183; quality of openness in public meetings of public governing bodies, (1976) Vol 38, p 50; in­for­ma­­tion-gathering sessions as public meetings, (1977) Vol 38, p 1471; Home-rule cities and counties as subject to Public Meetings Law, (1980) Vol 41, p 28; Delibera­tion of Land Use Board of Appeals following hearings as subject to Public Meetings Law, (1980) Vol 41, p 218; Applica­tion of Public Meeting Law to meeting of Multnomah County Committee for Indigent Defense Certifica­tion, (1981) Vol 41, p 417; Discussion of salaries of public body in executive session, (1982) Vol. 42, p 362; Student govern­ment committees recommending fee assess­ments and alloca­tions as subject to Public Meetings Law, (1984) Vol 44, p 69; Oregon Medical Insurance Pool is funda­mentally private-sector body, under virtually total private control, created by state to fulfill public purpose and is not state agency or public corpora­tion subject to

Public Meetings Law, (1989) Vol 46, P 155

Law Review Cita­tions

53 OLR 339-354 (1974); 55 OLR 519-536 (1976)

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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 (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 192, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano192.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.