ORS 346.165¹
Use of official records

(1) The Commission for the Blind may not disclose or use the contents of the register of persons who are blind filed and maintained under the provisions of ORS 346.160 (Register of persons who are blind), or any records, files, papers or communications for purposes other than those directly connected with the programs administered by the commission, and the register of persons who are blind, the records, files, papers and communications are considered confidential.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, ORS 346.150 (Rules and regulations) (2) and 346.167 (Prohibited uses of records), the minutes and records of official actions of the Commission for the Blind, its payroll, books of account and accounts of expenditures are public writings available for inspection in the manner provided in ORS 192.410 (Definitions for ORS 192.410 to 192.505) to 192.505 (Exempt and nonexempt public record to be separated). [1971 c.312 §§3,5; 1983 c.740 §113; 2007 c.70 §121]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 346—Programs for Persons Who Are Blind or Deaf, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors346.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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.
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