2017 ORS 403.135¹
When blocking of information prohibited
  • confidential information
  • exemption from liability for supplying information to emergency service providers
  • when supplying information not required

(1) A provider may not block delivery or forwarding to a public safety answering point of location information, a call-back number or other identifying information related to an emergency call.

(2) Automatic number identifications received by public safety answering points are confidential and are not subject to public disclosure unless and until an official report is written by the public or private safety agency and that agency does not withhold the telephone number under ORS 192.311 (Definitions for ORS 192.311 to 192.478) to 192.478 (Exemption for Judicial Department) or other state and federal laws. The official report of a public safety answering point may not include nonpublished or nonlisted telephone numbers. The official report of a public or private safety agency may not include nonpublished or nonlisted telephone numbers. Nonpublished or nonlisted telephone numbers are not otherwise subject to public disclosure without the permission of the subscriber.

(3) A provider is not subject to an action for civil damages for providing in good faith confidential or nonpublic information, including nonpublished and nonlisted subscriber information, to emergency services providers who are:

(a) Responding to an emergency call;

(b) Responding to emergency situations that involve the risk of death or serious physical harm to an individual, as provided in ORS 403.132 (Provision of location of cellular device to law enforcement agency); or

(c) Notifying the public of an emergency.

(4) Subsection (3) of this section does not compel a provider to provide nonpublished and nonlisted subscriber information directly to emergency services providers or law enforcement agencies prior to placement of an emergency call without process of law.

(5) Subscriber information acquired by a 9-1-1 jurisdiction for the purpose of providing emergency communications services under ORS 403.105 (Definitions for ORS 305.823 and 403.105 to 403.250) to 403.250 (Primary public safety answering points) is not subject to public disclosure and may not be used by other public agencies except:

(a) To respond to an emergency call;

(b) To respond to an emergency situation that involves the risk of death or serious physical harm to an individual, as provided in ORS 403.132 (Provision of location of cellular device to law enforcement agency); or

(c) To notify the public of an emergency by utilizing an automated notification system if a provider has provided subscriber information to the 9-1-1 jurisdiction or emergency services provider. [Formerly 401.765; 2013 c.305 §2; 2014 c.29 §3; 2015 c.247 §11]

(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 (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 403, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano403.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.