2017 ORS 443.394¹
Procedures to maintain confidentiality

The Residential Facilities Ombudsman shall establish procedures to maintain the confidentiality of the records and files of residents. The procedures must meet the following requirements:

(1) The ombudsman or a designee may not disclose, except to state agencies or law enforcement, the identity of any resident or individual acting on behalf of a resident without the consent of the resident or the legal representative of the resident.

(2) The identity of any resident or individual providing information on behalf of the resident shall be confidential. If a complaint becomes the subject of judicial proceedings, the investigative information held by the ombudsman or the designee shall be disclosed for the purpose of the proceedings if requested by the court. [2017 c.441 §8]

Note: See note under 443.380 (Definitions for ORS 443.380 to 443.394).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 443—Residential Care; Adult Foster Homes; Hospice Programs, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors443.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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.