2015 ORS 432.030¹
Duties of state registrar

(1) The State Registrar of the Center for Health Statistics shall:

(a) Administer and enforce the provisions of this chapter and the rules adopted under this chapter, and issue orders for the efficient administration of the system of vital statistics.

(b) Direct and supervise the system of vital statistics and the Center for Health Statistics, and be custodian of its records.

(c) Provide for the confidentiality and security of the system of vital statistics.

(d) Direct, supervise and control the activities of all persons engaged in activities pertaining to the operation of the system of vital statistics.

(e) Develop and conduct training programs to promote uniformity of policy and procedures throughout this state in matters pertaining to the system of vital statistics.

(f) Prescribe, furnish and distribute the forms required by this chapter or the rules adopted under this chapter, and prescribe other means for transmission of data, including electronic transmission of data, to accomplish the purpose of complete, accurate and timely reporting and registration.

(g) Prepare and publish reports of vital statistics of this state and such other reports as may be required by the Oregon Health Authority.

(h) Provide to local health agencies information derived from reports and records required under this chapter that the state registrar determines is necessary for local health planning and program activities.

(i)(A) Prepare a plan to provide for the continuity of operations of the system of vital statistics in the event of an emergency.

(B) The plan shall:

(i) Address, to the extent practicable, natural and man-made events that interrupt normal activities of the system of vital statistics;

(ii) Identify essential vital statistics services; and

(iii) Provide guidance for maintaining essential vital statistics services.

(C) Components of the plan shall include:

(i) Alternative locations for operations;

(ii) Identification of essential equipment and document needs, and a plan for obtaining those needs; and

(iii) Identification of essential staff and a means to communicate with that staff in an emergency.

(D) The plan is not subject to disclosure under ORS 192.410 (Definitions for ORS 192.410 to 192.505) to 192.505 (Exempt and nonexempt public record to be separated), except to the extent that the state registrar deems necessary to implement the plan.

(2) The state registrar may establish or designate offices in this state to aid in the efficient administration of the system of vital statistics.

(3) The state registrar may delegate functions and duties vested in the state registrar to employees of the Center for Health Statistics and to employees of an office designated under ORS 432.035 (County registrars). [Amended by 1975 c.605 §22; 1983 c.709 §4; 1997 c.783 §4; 2009 c.595 §609; 2013 c.366 §4]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 432—Vital Statistics, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors432.­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.