ORS 441.679¹
Preemployment inquiries
  • when employment prohibited

(1) Before employing a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse or nursing assistant, a long term care facility shall contact the Oregon State Board of Nursing and inquire whether the person is currently licensed or certified by the board and whether there has been any disciplinary action against the person or substantiated abuse findings against a nursing assistant.

(2) A facility shall not employ or retain in employment any person found responsible in an administrative procedure that is not appealed or in a court of law for abusing, neglecting or mistreating a person receiving long term care services, nor shall a facility employ or retain in employment any nursing assistant against whom a finding of resident abuse has been entered into the registry maintained under ORS 678.150 (Powers, functions and duties of board, officers and executive director). [1993 c.759 §15]

Note: See note under 441.637 (Rules).

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/­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).
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