2015 ORS 441.825¹
Authority of hospital to require medical staff to provide professional liability insurance

(1) A governing body of a hospital licensed under ORS 441.015 (Licensing of facilities and health maintenance organizations) to 441.087 (General inspection of long term care facility) may require all members of its medical staff to:

(a) Provide evidence of professional medical liability insurance in a reasonable amount as specified by the hospital governing board;

(b) Post a bond in lieu of evidence of professional medical liability insurance in a reasonable amount as specified by the hospital governing board; or

(c) Demonstrate annually financial responsibility for a reasonable amount as specified by the hospital governing board.

(2) As used in this section:

(a) Medical staff includes those individuals licensed by this state under ORS chapter 677 and granted privileges to practice in the hospital by the hospital governing board.

(b) Professional medical liability insurance means casualty insurance against legal liability for death, injury or disability of a human being arising from any medical, surgical or dental treatment, omission or operation. [1977 c.449 §1; 1981 c.377 §1]

Note: 441.825 (Authority of hospital to require medical staff to provide professional liability insurance) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 441 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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.