2017 ORS 435.305¹
Voluntary sterilization authorized
  • advice
  • consent

(1) A person may be sterilized by appropriate means upon request and upon the advice of a physician licensed under ORS chapter 677, naturopathic physician licensed under ORS chapter 685 or physician assistant licensed under ORS 677.505 (Application of provisions governing physician assistants to other health professions) to 677.525 (Fees).

(2) A health care provider described in this section, or a hospital, may not be held liable for performing a sterilization without obtaining the consent of the spouse of the person sterilized.

(3) Free clinics to sterilize males under subsections (1) and (4)(d) of this section may be conducted as a part of the program provided for in ORS 435.205 (Family planning and birth control services by public agencies).

(4)(a) A nurse practitioner licensed by the Oregon State Board of Nursing under ORS 678.375 (Nurse practitioners) and acting within the scope of practice authorized by the board may provide medical advice to any person about a sterilization procedure.

(b) A nurse practitioner may acknowledge and sign a consent to sterilization procedure form if, no fewer than 30 days before the procedure, the form is provided to and signed by the person on whom the procedure will be performed.

(c) A nurse practitioner may not acknowledge or sign a consent to sterilization procedure form if the form is provided to or signed by the person on whom the procedure will be performed fewer than 30 days before the procedure.

(d) A nurse practitioner may not perform a sterilization procedure on any person, except that a nurse practitioner may perform a vasectomy. [1967 c.441 §15; 1969 c.31 §1; 1973 c.479 §1; 1975 c.591 §1; 1987 c.158 §82; 2005 c.471 §5; 2014 c.45 §57; 2017 c.356 §66; 2017 c.381 §1]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 435—Birth Control; Termination of Pregnancy, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors435.­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.
 
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.