2017 ORS 408.310¹
Duty of medical professionals to report symptoms attributable to herbicide exposure
  • consent of patient
  • report form
  • additional information

(1) A physician, physician assistant licensed under ORS 677.505 (Application of provisions governing physician assistants to other health professions) to 677.525 (Fees) or nurse practitioner licensed under ORS 678.375 (Nurse practitioners) to 678.390 (Authority of nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist to write prescriptions or dispense drugs) who has primary responsibility for the treatment of a veteran who may have been exposed to causative agents while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States or for the treatment of a veteran’s spouse, surviving spouse or minor child who may be exhibiting symptoms or conditions that may be attributable to the veteran’s exposure to causative agents shall, at the request and direction of the veteran, veteran’s spouse or surviving spouse or the parent or guardian of such minor child, submit a report to the Oregon Health Authority. The report shall be made on a form adopted by the authority and made available to physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and hospitals in this state.

(2) If there is no physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner having primary responsibility for the treatment of a veteran, veteran’s spouse, surviving spouse or minor child, then the senior medical supervisor of the hospital or clinic treating the veteran, veteran’s spouse, surviving spouse or minor child shall submit the report described in this section to the authority at the request and direction of the veteran, veteran’s spouse or surviving spouse or the parent or legal guardian of a veteran’s minor child.

(3) The form adopted by the authority under this section shall list the symptoms commonly attributed to exposure to causative agents, and shall require the following information:

(a) Symptoms of the patient which may be related to exposure to causative agents.

(b) A diagnosis of the patient’s condition.

(c) Methods of treatment prescribed.

(d) Any other information required by the authority.

(4) The authority, after receiving a report from a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, hospital or clinic under this section, may require the veteran, veteran’s spouse, surviving spouse or minor child to provide such other information as may be required by the authority. [1983 c.658 §3; 2009 c.595 §234; 2014 c.45 §34]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 408—Miscellaneous Benefits for Veterans and Service Personnel, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors408.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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