2015 ORS 441.612¹
Additional rights
  • rules

(1) The Department of Human Services shall adopt a bill of rights for residents and patients of long term care facilities, as defined in ORS 442.015 (Definitions). The rules shall be applicable to all residents and patients.

(2) The rights adopted by the department pursuant to subsection (1) of this section shall be in addition to those rights provided in, or by rule adopted pursuant to, ORS 441.605 (Legislative declaration of rights intended for residents) and 441.610 (Nursing home patients' bill of rights).

(3) The following rights shall be included in the bill of rights adopted by the department pursuant to subsection (1) of this section:

(a) A resident or patient of a long term care facility shall have the right to receive care from facility staff trained to provide care that is specific to the resident’s or patient’s disease or medical condition; and

(b) A resident or patient of a long term care facility shall have the right to receive a modified or special diet that meets the specific requirements of the resident’s or patient’s disease or medical condition. [2007 c.556 §2]

Note: 441.612 (Additional rights) was added to and made a part of ORS chapter 441 by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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.