2007 ORS 677.645¹
Referral in addition to or in lieu of discipline

(1) In addition to or in lieu of any disciplinary action under ORS 677.205 (Grounds for discipline), the Oregon Medical Board may refer a licensee who is chemically dependent to a diversion program administered by the Diversion Program Supervisory Council.

(2) The council shall report to the board and provide all pertinent information concerning any licensee who fails to complete the diversion program or fails to participate in the diversion program in good faith. [1989 c.705 §4; 2001 c.347 §1]

Note: The amendments to 677.645 (Referral in addition to or in lieu of discipline) by section 4, chapter 796, Oregon Laws 2007, take effect January 1, 2009. See section 9, chapter 796, Oregon Laws 2007. The text that is effective on and after January 1, 2009, is set forth for the user’s convenience.

677.645 (Referral in addition to or in lieu of discipline). (1) In addition to or in lieu of any disciplinary action under ORS 677.205 (Grounds for discipline), the Oregon Medical Board may refer a licensee who is chemically dependent or who has a mental disorder to a diversion program administered by the Health Professionals Program Supervisory Council.

(2) The council and the medical director shall submit a written report to the board containing all pertinent information concerning any licensee who:

(a) Fails to complete the diversion program;

(b) Fails to participate in the diversion program in good faith;

(c) The council or the medical director has reason to believe may have engaged in or is currently engaging in sexual violation that is in violation of rules adopted by the board; or

(d) The council or the medical director has reason to believe may have engaged in or is currently engaging in sexual impropriety as defined by the rules adopted by the board and who, in the judgment of the council or medical director, represents a potential danger to patients.

(3) The council and the medical director may not disclose any information concerning a licensee, other than the report required under subsection (2) of this section, without the written consent of the licensee or subject to a valid court order.

Chapter 677

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Extent of grandfather right under 1969 Act amending barbers law, (1972) Vol 36, p 23; licensing require­ments for hospital technicians employed by state correc­tional facilities, (1987) Vol 45, p 188

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 677—Regulation of Medicine, Podiatry and Acupuncture, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­677.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 677, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­677ano.­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.