ORS 441.671¹
Confidentiality of reports
  • when available

(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of ORS 192.410 (Definitions for ORS 192.410 to 192.505) to 192.505 (Exempt and nonexempt public record to be separated), the names of complainants and residents compiled under the provisions of ORS 441.640 (Report of suspected abuse of resident required) to 441.660 (Photographing resident) are confidential and are not accessible for public inspection. However, the Department of Human Services shall make the information available to any law enforcement agency, to any public agency which licenses or certifies long term care facilities or licenses or certifies the persons practicing the healing arts therein and to the Long Term Care Ombudsman.

(2) Except as provided in subsection (1) of this section, the provisions of ORS 192.410 (Definitions for ORS 192.410 to 192.505) to 192.505 (Exempt and nonexempt public record to be separated) apply to all records and reports compiled under ORS 441.640 (Report of suspected abuse of resident required) to 441.665 (Record of reports). [1981 c.470 §2 (enacted in lieu of 441.670); 1993 c.759 §11]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Disclosure of compiled reports and records relating to patient abuse in nursing homes, (1979) Vol 40, p 155

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Defini­tion of patient abuse, (1980) Vol 40, p 381

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/­ors/­441.­html (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).
 
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