2007 ORS 192.501¹
Public records conditionally exempt from disclosure

The following public records are exempt from disclosure under ORS 192.410 (Definitions for ORS 192.410 to 192.505) to 192.505 (Exempt and nonexempt public record to be separated) unless the public interest requires disclosure in the particular instance:

(1) Records of a public body pertaining to litigation to which the public body is a party if the complaint has been filed, or if the complaint has not been filed, if the public body shows that such litigation is reasonably likely to occur. This exemption does not apply to litigation which has been concluded, and nothing in this subsection shall limit any right or opportunity granted by discovery or deposition statutes to a party to litigation or potential litigation;

(2) Trade secrets. "Trade secrets," as used in this section, may include, but are not limited to, any formula, plan, pattern, process, tool, mechanism, compound, procedure, production data, or compilation of information which is not patented, which is known only to certain individuals within an organization and which is used in a business it conducts, having actual or potential commercial value, and which gives its user an opportunity to obtain a business advantage over competitors who do not know or use it;

(3) Investigatory information compiled for criminal law purposes. The record of an arrest or the report of a crime shall be disclosed unless and only for so long as there is a clear need to delay disclosure in the course of a specific investigation, including the need to protect the complaining party or the victim. Nothing in this subsection shall limit any right constitutionally guaranteed, or granted by statute, to disclosure or discovery in criminal cases. For purposes of this subsection, the record of an arrest or the report of a crime includes, but is not limited to:

(a) The arrested person’s name, age, residence, employment, marital status and similar biographical information;

(b) The offense with which the arrested person is charged;

(c) The conditions of release pursuant to ORS 135.230 (Definitions for ORS 135.230 to 135.290) to 135.290 (Punishment by contempt of court);

(d) The identity of and biographical information concerning both complaining party and victim;

(e) The identity of the investigating and arresting agency and the length of the investigation;

(f) The circumstances of arrest, including time, place, resistance, pursuit and weapons used; and

(g) Such information as may be necessary to enlist public assistance in apprehending fugitives from justice;

(4) Test questions, scoring keys, and other data used to administer a licensing examination, employment, academic or other examination or testing procedure before the examination is given and if the examination is to be used again. Records establishing procedures for and instructing persons administering, grading or evaluating an examination or testing procedure are included in this exemption, to the extent that disclosure would create a risk that the result might be affected;

(5) Information consisting of production records, sale or purchase records or catch records, or similar business records of a private concern or enterprise, required by law to be submitted to or inspected by a governmental body to allow it to determine fees or assessments payable or to establish production quotas, and the amounts of such fees or assessments payable or paid, to the extent that such information is in a form which would permit identification of the individual concern or enterprise. This exemption does not include records submitted by long term care facilities as defined in ORS 442.015 (Definitions) to the state for purposes of reimbursement of expenses or determining fees for patient care. Nothing in this subsection shall limit the use which can be made of such information for regulatory purposes or its admissibility in any enforcement proceeding;

(6) Information relating to the appraisal of real estate prior to its acquisition;

(7) The names and signatures of employees who sign authorization cards or petitions for the purpose of requesting representation or decertification elections;

(8) Investigatory information relating to any complaint filed under ORS 659A.820 (Complaints) or 659A.825 (Complaints filed by Attorney General or commissioner), until such time as the complaint is resolved under ORS 659A.835 (Investigation), or a final order is issued under ORS 659A.850 (Hearing);

(9) Investigatory information relating to any complaint or charge filed under ORS 243.676 (Processing of unfair labor practice complaints) and 663.180 (Filing of charges of unfair practice);

(10) Records, reports and other information received or compiled by the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services under ORS 697.732 (Audits);

(11) Information concerning the location of archaeological sites or objects as those terms are defined in ORS 358.905 (Definitions for ORS 358.905 to 358.961), except if the governing body of an Indian tribe requests the information and the need for the information is related to that Indian tribe’s cultural or religious activities. This exemption does not include information relating to a site that is all or part of an existing, commonly known and publicized tourist facility or attraction;

(12) A personnel discipline action, or materials or documents supporting that action;

(13) Information developed pursuant to ORS 496.004 (Definitions), 496.172 (Commission management authority for threatened or endangered species) and 498.026 (Transaction in threatened or endangered wildlife species prohibited) or ORS 496.192 (Effect of law on commercial forestland or other private land) and 564.100 (Definitions for ORS 564.100 to 564.135), regarding the habitat, location or population of any threatened species or endangered species;

(14) Writings prepared by or under the direction of faculty of public educational institutions, in connection with research, until publicly released, copyrighted or patented;

(15) Computer programs developed or purchased by or for any public body for its own use. As used in this subsection, "computer program" means a series of instructions or statements which permit the functioning of a computer system in a manner designed to provide storage, retrieval and manipulation of data from such computer system, and any associated documentation and source material that explain how to operate the computer program. "Computer program" does not include:

(a) The original data, including but not limited to numbers, text, voice, graphics and images;

(b) Analyses, compilations and other manipulated forms of the original data produced by use of the program; or

(c) The mathematical and statistical formulas which would be used if the manipulated forms of the original data were to be produced manually;

(16) Data and information provided by participants to mediation under ORS 36.256 (Request for mediation services);

(17) Investigatory information relating to any complaint or charge filed under ORS chapter 654, until a final administrative determination is made or, if a citation is issued, until an employer receives notice of any citation;

(18) Specific operational plans in connection with an anticipated threat to individual or public safety for deployment and use of personnel and equipment, prepared or used by a public body, if public disclosure of the plans would endanger an individual’s life or physical safety or jeopardize a law enforcement activity;

(19)(a) Audits or audit reports required of a telecommunications carrier. As used in this paragraph, "audit or audit report" means any external or internal audit or audit report pertaining to a telecommunications carrier, as defined in ORS 133.721 (Definitions for ORS 41.910 and 133.721 to 133.739), or pertaining to a corporation having an affiliated interest, as defined in ORS 759.390 (Contracts with affiliated interests), with a telecommunications carrier that is intended to make the operations of the entity more efficient, accurate or compliant with applicable rules, procedures or standards, that may include self-criticism and that has been filed by the telecommunications carrier or affiliate under compulsion of state law. "Audit or audit report" does not mean an audit of a cost study that would be discoverable in a contested case proceeding and that is not subject to a protective order; and

(b) Financial statements. As used in this paragraph, "financial statement" means a financial statement of a nonregulated corporation having an affiliated interest, as defined in ORS 759.390 (Contracts with affiliated interests), with a telecommunications carrier, as defined in ORS 133.721 (Definitions for ORS 41.910 and 133.721 to 133.739);

(20) The residence address of an elector if authorized under ORS 247.965 (When residence address of elector exempt from disclosure as public record) and subject to ORS 247.967 (Conditions where disclosure of elector's residence address required);

(21) The following records, communications and information submitted to a housing authority as defined in ORS 456.005 (Definitions for ORS chapters 456 and 458), or to an urban renewal agency as defined in ORS 457.010 (Definitions), by applicants for and recipients of loans, grants and tax credits:

(a) Personal and corporate financial statements and information, including tax returns;

(b) Credit reports;

(c) Project appraisals;

(d) Market studies and analyses;

(e) Articles of incorporation, partnership agreements and operating agreements;

(f) Commitment letters;

(g) Project pro forma statements;

(h) Project cost certifications and cost data;

(i) Audits;

(j) Project tenant correspondence requested to be confidential;

(k) Tenant files relating to certification; and

(L) Housing assistance payment requests;

(22) Records or information that, if disclosed, would allow a person to:

(a) Gain unauthorized access to buildings or other property;

(b) Identify those areas of structural or operational vulnerability that would permit unlawful disruption to, or interference with, services; or

(c) Disrupt, interfere with or gain unauthorized access to public funds or to information processing, communication or telecommunication systems, including the information contained in the systems, that are used or operated by a public body;

(23) Records or information that would reveal or otherwise identify security measures, or weaknesses or potential weaknesses in security measures, taken or recommended to be taken to protect:

(a) An individual;

(b) Buildings or other property;

(c) Information processing, communication or telecommunication systems, including the information contained in the systems; or

(d) Those operations of the Oregon State Lottery the security of which are subject to study and evaluation under ORS 461.180 (Studies) (6);

(24) Personal information held by or under the direction of officials of the Oregon Health and Science University or the Oregon University System about a person who has or who is interested in donating money or property to the university, the system or a state institution of higher education, if the information is related to the family of the person, personal assets of the person or is incidental information not related to the donation;

(25) The home address, professional address and telephone number of a person who has or who is interested in donating money or property to the Oregon University System;

(26) Records of the name and address of a person who files a report with or pays an assessment to a commodity commission established under ORS 576.051 (Definitions for ORS 576.051 to 576.455) to 576.455 (Moneys of abolished commission), the Oregon Beef Council created under ORS 577.210 (Oregon Beef Council) or the Oregon Wheat Commission created under ORS 578.030 (Oregon Wheat Commission);

(27) Information provided to, obtained by or used by a public body to authorize, originate, receive or authenticate a transfer of funds, including but not limited to a credit card number, payment card expiration date, password, financial institution account number and financial institution routing number;

(28) Social Security numbers as provided in ORS 107.840 (Confidentiality of Social Security numbers);

(29) The electronic mail address of a student who attends a state institution of higher education listed in ORS 352.002 (Oregon University System) or Oregon Health and Science University;

(30) The name, home address, professional address or location of a person that is engaged in, or that provides goods or services for, medical research at Oregon Health and Science University that is conducted using animals other than rodents. This subsection does not apply to Oregon Health and Science University press releases, websites or other publications circulated to the general public;

(31) If requested by a public safety officer as defined in ORS 181.610 (Definitions for ORS 181.610 to 181.712), by a district attorney or deputy district attorney or by an assistant attorney general designated by the Attorney General, the home address and home telephone number of the public safety officer or attorney contained in the voter registration records for the public safety officer or attorney;

(32) If requested by a public safety officer as defined in ORS 181.610 (Definitions for ORS 181.610 to 181.712), by a district attorney or deputy district attorney or by an assistant attorney general designated by the Attorney General, the name of the public safety officer or attorney contained in county real property assessment or taxation records. This exemption:

(a) Applies only to the name of the public safety officer or attorney and any other owner of the property in connection with a specific property identified by the officer or attorney in a request for exemption from disclosure;

(b) Applies only to records that may be made immediately available to the public upon request in person, by telephone or using the Internet;

(c) Applies until the public safety officer or attorney requests termination of the exemption;

(d) Does not apply to disclosure of records among public bodies as defined in ORS 174.109 ("Public body" defined) for governmental purposes; and

(e) May not result in liability for a county if the name of a public safety officer or attorney is disclosed after a request for exemption from disclosure is made under this subsection; and

(33) Land management plans required for voluntary stewardship agreements entered into under ORS 541.423 (Stewardship agreements). [1987 c.373 §§23c,23d; 1987 c.764 §2 (enacted in lieu of 192.500); 1989 c.70 §1; 1989 c.171 §26; 1989 c.967 §§11,13; 1989 c.1083 §10; 1991 c.636 §§1,2; 1991 c.678 §§1,2; 1993 c.616 §§4,5; 1993 c.787 §§1,2; 1995 c.604 §§2,3; 1999 c.155 §3; 1999 c.169 §§1,2; 1999 c.234 §§1,2; 1999 c.291 §§21,22; 1999 c.380 §§1,2; 1999 c.1093 §§3,4; 2001 c.104 §66; 2001 c.621 §85; 2001 c.915 §1; 2003 c.217 §1; 2003 c.380 §2; 2003 c.524 §1; 2003 c.604 §98; 2003 c.674 §26; 2003 c.803 §12; 2003 c.807 §§2,3; 2005 c.203 §§1,2; 2005 c.232 §§33,34; 2005 c.455 §1; 2007 c.608 §6; 2007 c.687 §1]

Note: The amendments to 192.501 (Public records conditionally exempt from disclosure) by section 3, chapter 455, Oregon Laws 2005, become operative January 2, 2010. See section 4, chapter 455, Oregon Laws 2005. The text that is operative on and after January 2, 2010, including amendments by section 7, chapter 608, Oregon Laws 2007, and section 2, chapter 687, Oregon Laws 2007, is set forth for the user’s convenience.

192.501 (Public records conditionally exempt from disclosure). The following public records are exempt from disclosure under ORS 192.410 (Definitions for ORS 192.410 to 192.505) to 192.505 (Exempt and nonexempt public record to be separated) unless the public interest requires disclosure in the particular instance:

(1) Records of a public body pertaining to litigation to which the public body is a party if the complaint has been filed, or if the complaint has not been filed, if the public body shows that such litigation is reasonably likely to occur. This exemption does not apply to litigation which has been concluded, and nothing in this subsection shall limit any right or opportunity granted by discovery or deposition statutes to a party to litigation or potential litigation;

(2) Trade secrets. "Trade secrets," as used in this section, may include, but are not limited to, any formula, plan, pattern, process, tool, mechanism, compound, procedure, production data, or compilation of information which is not patented, which is known only to certain individuals within an organization and which is used in a business it conducts, having actual or potential commercial value, and which gives its user an opportunity to obtain a business advantage over competitors who do not know or use it;

(3) Investigatory information compiled for criminal law purposes. The record of an arrest or the report of a crime shall be disclosed unless and only for so long as there is a clear need to delay disclosure in the course of a specific investigation, including the need to protect the complaining party or the victim. Nothing in this subsection shall limit any right constitutionally guaranteed, or granted by statute, to disclosure or discovery in criminal cases. For purposes of this subsection, the record of an arrest or the report of a crime includes, but is not limited to:

(a) The arrested person’s name, age, residence, employment, marital status and similar biographical information;

(b) The offense with which the arrested person is charged;

(c) The conditions of release pursuant to ORS 135.230 (Definitions for ORS 135.230 to 135.290) to 135.290 (Punishment by contempt of court);

(d) The identity of and biographical information concerning both complaining party and victim;

(e) The identity of the investigating and arresting agency and the length of the investigation;

(f) The circumstances of arrest, including time, place, resistance, pursuit and weapons used; and

(g) Such information as may be necessary to enlist public assistance in apprehending fugitives from justice;

(4) Test questions, scoring keys, and other data used to administer a licensing examination, employment, academic or other examination or testing procedure before the examination is given and if the examination is to be used again. Records establishing procedures for and instructing persons administering, grading or evaluating an examination or testing procedure are included in this exemption, to the extent that disclosure would create a risk that the result might be affected;

(5) Information consisting of production records, sale or purchase records or catch records, or similar business records of a private concern or enterprise, required by law to be submitted to or inspected by a governmental body to allow it to determine fees or assessments payable or to establish production quotas, and the amounts of such fees or assessments payable or paid, to the extent that such information is in a form which would permit identification of the individual concern or enterprise. This exemption does not include records submitted by long term care facilities as defined in ORS 442.015 (Definitions) to the state for purposes of reimbursement of expenses or determining fees for patient care. Nothing in this subsection shall limit the use which can be made of such information for regulatory purposes or its admissibility in any enforcement proceeding;

(6) Information relating to the appraisal of real estate prior to its acquisition;

(7) The names and signatures of employees who sign authorization cards or petitions for the purpose of requesting representation or decertification elections;

(8) Investigatory information relating to any complaint filed under ORS 659A.820 (Complaints) or 659A.825 (Complaints filed by Attorney General or commissioner), until such time as the complaint is resolved under ORS 659A.835 (Investigation), or a final order is issued under ORS 659A.850 (Hearing);

(9) Investigatory information relating to any complaint or charge filed under ORS 243.676 (Processing of unfair labor practice complaints) and 663.180 (Filing of charges of unfair practice);

(10) Records, reports and other information received or compiled by the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services under ORS 697.732 (Audits);

(11) Information concerning the location of archaeological sites or objects as those terms are defined in ORS 358.905 (Definitions for ORS 358.905 to 358.961), except if the governing body of an Indian tribe requests the information and the need for the information is related to that Indian tribe’s cultural or religious activities. This exemption does not include information relating to a site that is all or part of an existing, commonly known and publicized tourist facility or attraction;

(12) A personnel discipline action, or materials or documents supporting that action;

(13) Information developed pursuant to ORS 496.004 (Definitions), 496.172 (Commission management authority for threatened or endangered species) and 498.026 (Transaction in threatened or endangered wildlife species prohibited) or ORS 496.192 (Effect of law on commercial forestland or other private land) and 564.100 (Definitions for ORS 564.100 to 564.135), regarding the habitat, location or population of any threatened species or endangered species;

(14) Writings prepared by or under the direction of faculty of public educational institutions, in connection with research, until publicly released, copyrighted or patented;

(15) Computer programs developed or purchased by or for any public body for its own use. As used in this subsection, "computer program" means a series of instructions or statements which permit the functioning of a computer system in a manner designed to provide storage, retrieval and manipulation of data from such computer system, and any associated documentation and source material that explain how to operate the computer program. "Computer program" does not include:

(a) The original data, including but not limited to numbers, text, voice, graphics and images;

(b) Analyses, compilations and other manipulated forms of the original data produced by use of the program; or

(c) The mathematical and statistical formulas which would be used if the manipulated forms of the original data were to be produced manually;

(16) Data and information provided by participants to mediation under ORS 36.256 (Request for mediation services);

(17) Investigatory information relating to any complaint or charge filed under ORS chapter 654, until a final administrative determination is made or, if a citation is issued, until an employer receives notice of any citation;

(18) Specific operational plans in connection with an anticipated threat to individual or public safety for deployment and use of personnel and equipment, prepared or used by a public body, if public disclosure of the plans would endanger an individual’s life or physical safety or jeopardize a law enforcement activity;

(19)(a) Audits or audit reports required of a telecommunications carrier. As used in this paragraph, "audit or audit report" means any external or internal audit or audit report pertaining to a telecommunications carrier, as defined in ORS 133.721 (Definitions for ORS 41.910 and 133.721 to 133.739), or pertaining to a corporation having an affiliated interest, as defined in ORS 759.390 (Contracts with affiliated interests), with a telecommunications carrier that is intended to make the operations of the entity more efficient, accurate or compliant with applicable rules, procedures or standards, that may include self-criticism and that has been filed by the telecommunications carrier or affiliate under compulsion of state law. "Audit or audit report" does not mean an audit of a cost study that would be discoverable in a contested case proceeding and that is not subject to a protective order; and

(b) Financial statements. As used in this paragraph, "financial statement" means a financial statement of a nonregulated corporation having an affiliated interest, as defined in ORS 759.390 (Contracts with affiliated interests), with a telecommunications carrier, as defined in ORS 133.721 (Definitions for ORS 41.910 and 133.721 to 133.739);

(20) The residence address of an elector if authorized under ORS 247.965 (When residence address of elector exempt from disclosure as public record) and subject to ORS 247.967 (Conditions where disclosure of elector's residence address required);

(21) The following records, communications and information submitted to a housing authority as defined in ORS 456.005 (Definitions for ORS chapters 456 and 458), or to an urban renewal agency as defined in ORS 457.010 (Definitions), by applicants for and recipients of loans, grants and tax credits:

(a) Personal and corporate financial statements and information, including tax returns;

(b) Credit reports;

(c) Project appraisals;

(d) Market studies and analyses;

(e) Articles of incorporation, partnership agreements and operating agreements;

(f) Commitment letters;

(g) Project pro forma statements;

(h) Project cost certifications and cost data;

(i) Audits;

(j) Project tenant correspondence requested to be confidential;

(k) Tenant files relating to certification; and

(L) Housing assistance payment requests;

(22) Records or information that, if disclosed, would allow a person to:

(a) Gain unauthorized access to buildings or other property;

(b) Identify those areas of structural or operational vulnerability that would permit unlawful disruption to, or interference with, services; or

(c) Disrupt, interfere with or gain unauthorized access to public funds or to information processing, communication or telecommunication systems, including the information contained in the systems, that are used or operated by a public body;

(23) Records or information that would reveal or otherwise identify security measures, or weaknesses or potential weaknesses in security measures, taken or recommended to be taken to protect:

(a) An individual;

(b) Buildings or other property;

(c) Information processing, communication or telecommunication systems, including the information contained in the systems; or

(d) Those operations of the Oregon State Lottery the security of which are subject to study and evaluation under ORS 461.180 (Studies) (6);

(24) Personal information held by or under the direction of officials of the Oregon Health and Science University or the Oregon University System about a person who has or who is interested in donating money or property to the university, the system or a state institution of higher education, if the information is related to the family of the person, personal assets of the person or is incidental information not related to the donation;

(25) The home address, professional address and telephone number of a person who has or who is interested in donating money or property to the Oregon University System;

(26) Records of the name and address of a person who files a report with or pays an assessment to a commodity commission established under ORS 576.051 (Definitions for ORS 576.051 to 576.455) to 576.455 (Moneys of abolished commission), the Oregon Beef Council created under ORS 577.210 (Oregon Beef Council) or the Oregon Wheat Commission created under ORS 578.030 (Oregon Wheat Commission);

(27) Information provided to, obtained by or used by a public body to authorize, originate, receive or authenticate a transfer of funds, including but not limited to a credit card number, payment card expiration date, password, financial institution account number and financial institution routing number;

(28) Social Security numbers as provided in ORS 107.840 (Confidentiality of Social Security numbers);

(29) The electronic mail address of a student who attends a state institution of higher education listed in ORS 352.002 (Oregon University System) or Oregon Health and Science University;

(30) If requested by a public safety officer as defined in ORS 181.610 (Definitions for ORS 181.610 to 181.712), by a district attorney or deputy district attorney or by an assistant attorney general designated by the Attorney General, the home address and home telephone number of the public safety officer or attorney contained in the voter registration records for the public safety officer or attorney;

(31) If requested by a public safety officer as defined in ORS 181.610 (Definitions for ORS 181.610 to 181.712), by a district attorney or deputy district attorney or by an assistant attorney general designated by the Attorney General, the name of the public safety officer or attorney contained in county real property assessment or taxation records. This exemption:

(a) Applies only to the name of the public safety officer or attorney and any other owner of the property in connection with a specific property identified by the officer or attorney in a request for exemption from disclosure;

(b) Applies only to records that may be made immediately available to the public upon request in person, by telephone or using the Internet;

(c) Applies until the public safety officer or attorney requests termination of the exemption;

(d) Does not apply to disclosure of records among public bodies as defined in ORS 174.109 ("Public body" defined) for governmental purposes; and

(e) May not result in liability for a county if the name of a public safety officer or attorney is disclosed after a request for exemption from disclosure is made under this subsection; and

(32) Land management plans required for voluntary stewardship agreements entered into under ORS 541.423 (Stewardship agreements).

See also annota­tions under ORS 721.050 in permanent edi­tion.

Notes of Decisions

Under Former Similar Statute (ORS 192.500)

Records of crim­i­nal law investiga­tions are generally available for public inspec­tion when the crim­i­nal law purpose has ended. Jensen v. Schiffman, 24 Or App 11, 544 P2d 1048 (1976)

The Public Records Law is constitu­tional. Sadler v. Ore. State Bar, 275 Or 279, 550 P2d 1218 (1976)

Bar disciplinary records are not exempt from disclosure. Sadler v. Ore. State Bar, 275 Or 279, 550 P2d 1218 (1976)

Revenue Depart­ment's sub­poe­na of corporate records and in­for­ma­­tion concerning machinery used by taxpayer in making ce­ment pipe was properly enforced even though exemp­tion of such business records from disclosure might not be sufficient to protect taxpayer's interest in secrecy. Eola Concrete Tile & Products Co. v. Dept. of Rev., 288 Or 241, 603 P2d 1181 (1979)

Roster of names of substitute teachers in school district was not in­for­ma­­tion "of a per­sonal nature" or in­for­ma­­tion "submitted to a public body in confidence" so as to exempt school district from disclosing it. Morrison v. School District No. 48, 53 Or App 148, 631 P2d 784 (1981), Sup Ct review denied

Names and addresses of employers against whom open unlawful employ­ment practice complaints have been filed are not exempt from public disclosure as "investigatory in­for­ma­­tion" relating to complaint. Pace Consultants v. Roberts, 297 Or 590, 687 P2d 779 (1984)

Social security numbers of govern­ment employes are not "public records or in­for­ma­­tion the disclosure of which is prohibited by federal law or regula­tions...." AFSCME v. City of Albany, 81 Or App 231, 725 P2d 381 (1986)

Any "chilling effect" that disclosure of docu­ments may have on future communica­tions within agency, because of potential embarrass­ment to agency or its employes, is not sufficient to overcome presump­tion favoring disclosure. Coos County v. Ore. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, 86 Or App 168, 739 P2d 47 (1987), Sup Ct review denied

In General

Exemp­tion for ma­te­ri­als or docu­ments supporting per­sonnel discip­line ac­tion does not apply where investiga­tion of complaint does not result in disciplinary ac­tion. City of Portland v. Rice, 94 Or App 292, 765 P2d 228 (1988), aff'd 308 Or 118, 775 P2d 1371 (1989); City of Portland v. Anderson, 163 Or App 550, 988 P2d 402 (1999)

Where plaintiff brought civil rights ac­tion against police chief and police of­fi­cers to recover for use of excessive force during arrest and moved to compel discovery, docu­ments about psychological or psychiatric referral, evalua­tion or treat­ment of police of­fi­cers for past incidents of violence or arrest were not privileged. Mueller v. Walker, 124 FRD 654 (D. Or. 1989)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Under Former Similar Statute (ORS 192.500)

Release of patient's confidential case records, (1974) Vol 36, p 1080; change of names in public records, (1977) Vol 38, p 945; release of ma­te­ri­als to prisoners with respect to parole hearings, (1978) Vol 38, p 1881; Personal in­for­ma­­tion of public library records as exempt from Public Records Law, (1981) Vol 41, p 435; Routine job performance evalua­tion ma­te­ri­al concerning local school district superintendent as within per­sonal in­for­ma­­tion exemp­tion of Public Records Law, (1981) Vol 41, p 437; Executive sessions of Oregon Invest­ment Council, (1982) Vol. 42, p 392

Law Review Cita­tions

Under Former Similar Statute (ORS 192.500)

53 OLR 362, 363 (1974)

Notes of Decisions

Failure of legislature to include reference to courts and court records such as those particularly named in ORS 192.005 (Definitions for ORS 192.005 to 192.170) tells against applica­tion of these sec­tions to courts. State ex rel KOIN-TV v. Olsen, 300 Or 392, 711 P2d 966 (1985)

School district's blanket policy exempting public records from disclosure without individualized showing, violates public records law and is therefore unenforceable. Guard Publishing Co. v. Lane County School Dist., 310 Or 32, 791 P2d 854 (1990)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Financial state­ments of hospitals as public records, (1974) Vol 36, p 893; crim­i­nal records subject to Public Records Law, (1974) Vol 37, p 126; power of county to refuse the right to copy maps, which are public records, with an individual's own equip­ment and to refuse to supply magnetic tape containing public records, (1979) Vol 39, p 721; 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 body subject to Public Records Law, (1989) Vol 46, p 155; ap­pli­ca­bil­i­ty to prison work program records, (1996) Vol 48, p 134; disclosure of per­sonal in­for­ma­­tion obtained from motor vehicle records, (1998) Vol 49, p 127

Law Review Cita­tions

53 OLR 354-363 (1974); 55 OLR 354-359 (1976); 56 OLR 387 (1977)

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

  • The Oregonian / Tim Gleason, Mar 7, 2009
    “The Oregon Legislature has the opportunity to make a stand in support of the state's Public Records Law when it considers the long list of bills introduced in this session that would exempt in­for­ma­­tion from public access. ...”
1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 192—Records; Public Reports and Meetings, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­192.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 192, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­192ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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.