ORS 401.765¹
When blocking of telephone numbers prohibited
  • confidential information
  • exemption from liability for supplying information to emergency service providers
  • when supplying information not required

(1) Each telecommunications utility or municipality that provides exchange access service or radio communications service and that provides automatic telephone number identification to public safety answering points may not block the number of the calling party from being forwarded on 9-1-1 calls.

(2) Automatic telephone number identifications received by public safety answering points are confidential and are not subject to public disclosure unless and until an official report is written by the public or private safety agency and that agency does not withhold the telephone number under ORS 192.410 (Definitions for ORS 192.410 to 192.505) to 192.505 (Exempt and nonexempt public record to be separated) or other state and federal laws. Nonpublished and nonlisted telephone numbers may not be included in official reports of public safety answering points and public and private safety agencies or otherwise be subject to public disclosure without the permission of the subscriber.

(3) Any telecommunications utility that in good faith provides confidential or nonpublic information, including nonpublished and nonlisted subscriber information, to emergency services providers who are responding to emergency calls placed to a 9-1-1 or an enhanced 9-1-1 emergency reporting system or notifying the public of an emergency is not subject to an action for civil damages as a result thereof. Nothing in this subsection compels a telecommunications utility to provide nonpublished and nonlisted subscriber information directly to emergency services providers or law enforcement agencies prior to placement of an emergency call to a 9-1-1 or an enhanced 9-1-1 emergency reporting system without process of law. Any subscriber information acquired by a 9-1-1 jurisdiction for the purpose of enhancing a 9-1-1 emergency reporting system is not subject to public disclosure and may not be used by other public agencies except:

(a) To respond to a 9-1-1 call; or

(b) If a telecommunications utility provides subscriber information to a 9-1-1 jurisdiction or emergency services provider, the 9-1-1 jurisdiction or emergency services provider may use the information to notify the public of an emergency by utilizing an automated telephone notification system. [1991 c.751 §2; 1999 c.1093 §14; 2003 c.382 §1]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Alloca­tion of tax funds in connec­tion with nontelephonic items such as radio, microwave and computer components, (1982) Vol. 42, p 239

Chapter 401

Law Review Cita­tions

54 OLR 677 (1975)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 401—Emergency Services and Communications, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­401.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 401, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­401ano.­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.
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