2015 ORS 419B.040¹
Certain privileges not grounds for excluding evidence in court proceedings on child abuse

(1) In the case of abuse of a child, the privileges created in ORS 40.230 (Rule 504. Psychotherapist-patient privilege) to 40.255 (Rule 505. Husband-wife privilege), including the psychotherapist-patient privilege, the physician-patient privilege, the privileges extended to nurses, to staff members of schools and to regulated social workers and the spousal privilege, shall not be a ground for excluding evidence regarding a child’s abuse, or the cause thereof, in any judicial proceeding resulting from a report made pursuant to ORS 419B.010 (Duty of officials to report child abuse) to 419B.050 (Authority of health care provider to disclose information).

(2) In any judicial proceedings resulting from a report made pursuant to ORS 419B.010 (Duty of officials to report child abuse) to 419B.050 (Authority of health care provider to disclose information), either spouse shall be a competent and compellable witness against the other. [1993 c.546 §21; 2009 c.442 §37; 2015 c.629 §49]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 419B—Juvenile Code: Dependency, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors419B.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.
 
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.