2017 ORS 435.485¹
Medical personnel not required to participate in termination

(1) A physician or naturopathic physician is not required to give advice with respect to or participate in any termination of a pregnancy if the refusal to do so is based on an election not to give such advice or to participate in such terminations and the physician or naturopathic physician so advises the patient.

(2) A hospital employee or member of the hospital medical staff is not required to participate in any termination of a pregnancy if the employee or staff member notifies the hospital of the election not to participate in such terminations. [1969 c.684 §§10,11; 1983 c.470 §3; 2017 c.356 §67]


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).
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.