2015 ORS 441.610¹
Nursing home patients’ bill of rights
  • rules

(1) The Department of Human Services shall adopt a nursing home patients’ bill of rights consistent with the principles set forth in ORS 441.605 (Legislative declaration of rights intended for residents). The rules shall be applicable to all residents and as far as practicable shall conform to any federal nursing home patients’ bill of rights.

(2) The department shall periodically review the rules to assure that they meet the principles set forth in ORS 441.605 (Legislative declaration of rights intended for residents) and that they are in conformity with federal standards but in no case shall the rules be less protective than required by ORS 441.605 (Legislative declaration of rights intended for residents).

(3) The department shall be guided by federal interpretative standards in its enforcement of the nursing home patients’ bill of rights. [1979 c.261 §5; 1987 c.397 §2]

Notes of Decisions

Discharge of employee for reporting viola­tion of policy to protect patients is discharge for fulfilling societal obliga­tion and is ac­tionable. McQuary v. Bel Air Convalescent Home, Inc., 69 Or App 107, 684 P2d 21 (1984), Sup Ct review denied

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 (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 441, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano441.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.