ORS 403.115¹
9-1-1 as primary emergency number
  • participation in emergency communications system
  • telephone book emergency listings
  • requirements

(1) The primary emergency telephone number within this state is 9-1-1, but a public or private safety agency shall maintain both a separate 10-digit secondary emergency number for use by a telephone operator or provider and a separate 10-digit nonemergency number.

(2) Every public and private safety agency in this state shall participate in the emergency communications system.

(3) An emergency telephone number other than 9-1-1 may not be published on the top three-quarters of the emergency listing page of a telephone book. However, an alternative nonemergency telephone number for a 9-1-1 jurisdiction may be printed on the top three-quarters of the emergency listing page of a telephone book. The publisher may use the remainder of the page to list the Oregon Poison Center, Federal Bureau of Investigation, a designated mental health crises service and United States Coast Guard, where applicable. If there is more than one mental health crises service in a jurisdiction, the local health department shall decide which mental health crises service the publisher may list by using the criteria of a 24-hour staffed service, nonprofit organization and non-9-1-1 participating agency. The publisher shall refer to the community services section for other numbers.

(4) The emergency communications system must provide:

(a) Interconnectivity between public safety answering points and interconnectivity with providers of the same or similar emergency response services nationally;

(b) The capability, within each primary public safety answering point, to receive all emergency calls placed locally within each 9-1-1 service area; and

(c) The automatic location identification accurately portraying the location from which each emergency call originates. [Formerly 401.720; 2015 c.247 §8; 2015 c.736 §56]

(formerly 401.710 to 401.790)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

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

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 403—Emergency Telecommunications System, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors403.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 403, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano403.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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