2017 ORS 678.126¹
Confidentiality of information
  • duty to investigate complaints
  • immunity

(1) Any information that the Oregon State Board of Nursing obtains pursuant to ORS 678.021 (License required to practice nursing), 678.111 (Causes for denial, revocation or suspension of license or probation, reprimand or censure of licensee), 678.113 (When evaluation of mental or physical condition, demonstration of competency or evidence of continuing education may be required), 678.123 (Prohibited acts), 678.135 (Duty to report violations) or 678.442 (Certification of nursing assistants) is confidential as provided under ORS 676.175 (Complaints and investigations confidential).

(2) Upon receipt of a complaint under ORS 678.010 (Definitions for ORS 678.010 to 678.410) to 678.410 (Fees) or 678.442 (Certification of nursing assistants), the Oregon State Board of Nursing shall conduct an investigation as described under ORS 676.165 (Complaint investigation).

(3) Any person, facility, licensee or association that reports or provides information to the board under ORS 678.021 (License required to practice nursing), 678.111 (Causes for denial, revocation or suspension of license or probation, reprimand or censure of licensee), 678.113 (When evaluation of mental or physical condition, demonstration of competency or evidence of continuing education may be required), 678.123 (Prohibited acts), 678.135 (Duty to report violations) or 678.442 (Certification of nursing assistants) in good faith shall not be subject to an action for civil damages as a result thereof. [1981 c.369 §14; 1985 c.23 §6; 1997 c.791 §22]

Chapter 678

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Disclosure by Board of Nursing of names, business and home addresses of registered and licensed practical nurses, (1982) Vol. 42, p 382; licensing require­ments for hospital technicians employed by state correc­tional facilities, (1987) Vol 45, p 188

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 678—Nurses; Nursing Home Administrators, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors678.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 678, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano678.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.