2017 ORS 441.228¹
Submission of credentialing information
  • civil immunity

(1)(a) As a condition of being authorized to practice a profession in this state, a health care practitioner or designee must submit to the Oregon Health Authority, an entity that has entered into a contract with the authority under ORS 441.226 (Electronic credentialing information program) (1)(b) or a health care regulatory board the credentialing information identified by the authority under ORS 441.226 (Electronic credentialing information program) (2)(a).

(b) A health care practitioner that, in good faith, submits credentialing information under this subsection is immune from civil liability that might otherwise be incurred or imposed with respect to the submission of that credentialing information.

(2) The authority may require a health care regulatory board, after consulting with the health care regulatory board, to provide or supplement the credentialing information identified by the authority under ORS 441.226 (Electronic credentialing information program) (2)(a).

(3)(a) A credentialing organization shall obtain from the authority, or an entity that has entered into a contract with the authority under ORS 441.226 (Electronic credentialing information program) (1)(b), the credentialing information of the health care practitioner that is kept and maintained in the electronic database described in ORS 441.226 (Electronic credentialing information program). A credentialing organization may not request credentialing information from a health care practitioner if the credentialing information is available through the database. However, nothing in ORS 441.224 (Definitions for ORS 441.224 to 441.233) to 441.233 (Rules) shall prevent a credentialing organization from requesting additional credentialing information from a health care practitioner for the purpose of completing credentialing procedures for the health care practitioner used by the credentialing organization.

(b) A credentialing organization that, in good faith, uses credentialing information provided under this subsection for the purposes established by the authority under ORS 441.226 (Electronic credentialing information program) (2)(e) is immune from civil liability that might otherwise be incurred or imposed with respect to the use of that credentialing information. [2013 c.603 §4]

Chapter 441

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Licensing and phantom beds, (1970) Vol 40, p 171; a hospital’s employing a licensed physical therapist as unauthorized practice, (1975) Vol 37, p 963

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 441—Health Care Facilities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors441.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 441, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano441.­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.