2017 ORS 435.475¹
Refusal to admit patient for termination

(1) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, no hospital is required to admit any patient for the purpose of terminating a pregnancy. No hospital is liable for its failure or refusal to participate in such termination if the hospital has adopted a policy not to admit patients for the purposes of terminating pregnancies. However, the hospital must notify the person seeking admission to the hospital of its policy.

(2) All hospitals that have not adopted a policy not to admit patients seeking termination of a pregnancy shall admit patients seeking such termination in the same manner and subject to the same conditions as imposed on any other patient seeking admission to the hospital.

(3) No hospital operated by this state or by a political subdivision in this state is authorized to adopt a policy of excluding or denying admission to any person seeking termination of a pregnancy. [1969 c.684 §9; 1983 c.470 §2]


The permanent edi­tion incorrectly cites the case of State v. Schulman, 6 Or App 81, 485 P2d 1252 (1971), Sup Ct review denied, under [former] ORS 656.002 and ORS 656.204 (Death). The case is correctly placed under ORS 435.405 to 435.495.

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 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 435, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano435.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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