2017 ORS 678.725¹
Reporting unlawful or unsatisfactory nursing home conditions and prohibited conduct
  • limitation of liability

(1)(a) Unless state or federal laws relating to confidentiality or the protection of health information prohibit disclosure, any health care facility licensed under ORS 441.015 (Licensing of facilities and health maintenance organizations), any licensee licensed by the Health Licensing Office, any physician licensed by the Oregon Medical Board, any naturopathic physician licensed by the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine, any licensed professional nurse and any licensed pharmacist shall report to the office suspected violations of ORS 678.710 (Definitions for ORS 678.710 to 678.820) to 678.820 (Duties and powers of board and Health Licensing Office) and unsanitary or other unsatisfactory conditions in a nursing home.

(b) Unless state or federal laws relating to confidentiality or the protection of health information prohibit disclosure, a licensee licensed under ORS 678.710 (Definitions for ORS 678.710 to 678.820) to 678.820 (Duties and powers of board and Health Licensing Office) who has reasonable cause to believe that a licensee of any board as defined in ORS 676.150 (Duty to report prohibited or unprofessional conduct, arrests and convictions) has engaged in prohibited conduct as defined in ORS 676.150 (Duty to report prohibited or unprofessional conduct, arrests and convictions) shall report the prohibited conduct in the manner provided in ORS 676.150 (Duty to report prohibited or unprofessional conduct, arrests and convictions).

(c) Any person may report to the office suspected violations of ORS 678.710 (Definitions for ORS 678.710 to 678.820) to 678.820 (Duties and powers of board and Health Licensing Office) or unsanitary conditions in a nursing home.

(2) A person who in good faith provides information to the office under this section is not subject to an action for civil damages as a result of providing the information. [1985 c.47 §7; 1995 c.643 §2; 2009 c.768 §§16,16a; 2013 c.568 §35; 2017 c.101 §6; 2017 c.356 §86]

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.