ORS 441.113¹
Procedures to maintain confidentiality

The Long Term Care Ombudsman shall establish procedures to maintain the confidentiality of the records and files of residents of long term care facilities. These procedures must meet the following requirements:

(1) The ombudsman or designee shall not disclose, except to state agencies, the identity of any resident unless the complainant or the resident, or the legal representative of either, consents in writing to the disclosure and specifies to whom the disclosure may be made.

(2) The identity of any complainant or resident on whose behalf a complaint is made, or individual providing information on behalf of the resident or complainant, shall be confidential. If the complaint becomes the subject of judicial proceedings, the investigative information held by the ombudsman or designee shall be disclosed for the purpose of the proceedings if requested by the court. [1981 c.534 §5]

Chapter 441

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Licensing and phantom beds, (1970) Vol 40, p 171; a hospital's employing a licensed physical therapist as unauthorized practice, (1975) Vol 37, p 963

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 441—Health Care Facilities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors441.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 441, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­441ano.­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. Currency Information