2015 ORS 441.655¹
Immunity provided reporter of abuse

(1) Anyone participating in good faith in the making of a report pursuant to ORS 441.630 (Definitions for ORS 441.630 to 441.680 and 441.995) to 441.650 (Investigation of abuse complaint) and who has reasonable grounds for the making thereof, shall have immunity from any liability, civil or criminal, that might otherwise be incurred or imposed with respect to the making or content of such report. Any such participant shall have the same immunity with respect to participating in any judicial proceeding resulting from such report.

(2) Anyone who makes a report pursuant to ORS 441.630 (Definitions for ORS 441.630 to 441.680 and 441.995) to 441.650 (Investigation of abuse complaint) shall not be subjected to any retaliation by any official or employee of a long term care facility for making a report, including but not limited to restriction of otherwise lawful access to the facility or to any resident thereof, or, if an employee, to dismissal or harassment. [1979 c.770 §6]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Defini­tion of patient abuse, (1980) Vol 40, p 381

Chapter 441

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Licensing and phantom beds, (1970) Vol 40, p 171; a hospitals 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.