2015 ORS 431A.090¹
Designation of other trauma centers

(1) In addition to and not in lieu of ORS 431A.050 (Oregon Health Authority to develop comprehensive emergency medical services and trauma system) to 431A.075 (Liability of provider), the Oregon Health Authority shall designate trauma centers in areas that are within the jurisdiction of trauma advisory boards other than in the area within the jurisdiction of area trauma advisory board 1.

(2) The authority shall enter into contracts with designated trauma centers and monitor and assure quality of care and appropriate costs for trauma patients meeting trauma system entry criteria.

(3) All findings and conclusions, interviews, reports, studies, communications and statements procured by or furnished to the authority, the State Trauma Advisory Board or an area trauma advisory board in connection with obtaining the data necessary to perform patient care quality assurance functions shall be confidential pursuant to ORS 192.501 (Public records conditionally exempt from disclosure) to 192.505 (Exempt and nonexempt public record to be separated).

(4)(a) All data received or compiled by the State Trauma Advisory Board or any area trauma advisory board in conjunction with authority monitoring and assuring quality of trauma patient care shall be confidential and privileged, nondiscoverable and inadmissible in any proceeding. No person serving on or communicating information to the State Trauma Advisory Board or an area trauma advisory board shall be examined as to any such communications or to the findings or recommendations of such board. A person serving on or communicating information to the State Trauma Advisory Board or an area trauma advisory board shall not be subject to an action for civil damages for actions taken or statements made in good faith. Nothing in this section affects the admissibility in evidence of a party’s medical records not otherwise confidential or privileged dealing with the party’s medical care. The confidentiality provisions of ORS 41.675 (Inadmissibility of certain data provided to peer review body of health care providers and health care groups) and 41.685 (Inadmissibility of certain data relating to emergency medical services system) shall also apply to the monitoring and quality assurance activities of the State Trauma Advisory Board, area trauma advisory boards and the authority.

(b) As used in this section, "data" includes but is not limited to written reports, notes, records and recommendations.

(5) Final reports by the authority, the State Trauma Advisory Board and area trauma advisory boards shall be available to the public.

(6) The authority shall publish a biennial report of the Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems Program and trauma systems activities. [Formerly 431.627]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 431A—Public Health Programs and Activities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors431A.­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.