Failure to make, maintain and make available ambulance records
- • exemption
- • penalty
(1) A person commits the offense of failure to make, maintain and make available ambulance records if the person violates any of the following:
(a) When an ambulance is used in an emergency situation the driver of the ambulance, within 24 hours after such use, shall cause to be made and must sign a record that complies with ORS 820.340 (Contents of ambulance records).
(b) The owner of any ambulance shall cause any record required by this section to be preserved for not less than seven years.
(c) Upon demand of any district attorney, the custodian of any record required under this section shall make the record available to that district attorney for the purpose of investigating any alleged violation of ORS 820.320 (Illegal operation of emergency vehicle or ambulance) by a driver of an ambulance.
(d) Upon demand of an authorized representative of the Oregon Health Authority, the custodian of any record required under this section shall make the record available to the authorized representative who wishes to inspect the record for purposes of ascertaining identities of emergency medical services providers as defined in ORS 682.025 (Definitions).
(2) This section does not apply to any person or ambulance exempted by ORS 682.035 (Application of ORS chapter 682) or 682.079 (Power of Oregon Health Authority to grant exemptions or variances) from regulation by the authority.
(3) Authority of political subdivisions to regulate records of ambulances is limited under ORS 682.031 (Local ordinances regulating ambulances and emergency medical services providers).
(4) The offense described in this section, failure to make, maintain and make available ambulance records, is a Class B traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §760; 1985 c.393 §54; 1995 c.209 §6; 2009 c.595 §1148; 2011 c.703 §48]
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