ORS 430.545¹
Procedures at evaluation sites
  • administration of antagonist drugs

(1) Evaluation sites provided for under ORS 430.450 (Definitions for ORS 430.450 to 430.555) to 430.555 (Liability for violation of civil rights or injuries to participant) shall conduct such procedures as may be necessary to determine if an individual is a drug-dependent person. A person shall be evaluated only with that person’s written consent. Subject to approval of the Oregon Health Authority, the director of a treatment facility or the director of an evaluation site may designate personnel to provide treatment or evaluation as appropriate under the lawful limitations of their certification, licensure or professional practice.

(2) Antagonist drugs may be administered for diagnosis of addiction by a registered nurse at an approved site when the nurse has completed required training and a physician or naturopathic physician is available on call. Antagonist drugs shall not be administered without informed written consent of the person. [1977 c.871 §22; 1979 c.744 §28; 2009 c.595 §502; 2017 c.356 §56]

Notes of Decisions

These sec­tions do not confer on drug-dependent defendants right to choose treat­ment in lieu of pros­e­cu­­tion nor is there any due process or equal protec­tion right to such treat­ment; discre­tion given to prosecutors under these sec­tions does not violate separa­tion of powers doctrine. State v. Graves, 58 Or App 286, 648 P2d 866 (1982)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 430—Mental Health; Developmental Disabilities; Substance Abuse Treatment Programs, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors430.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 430, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano430.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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. Currency Information