A duly licensed physician, or a person acting under the direction or control of a duly licensed physician, may withdraw bodily substances, pierce human tissue, perform medical tests and procedures and otherwise use medical procedures to gather evidence in a criminal investigation. A duly licensed physician, or a person acting under the direction or control of a duly licensed physician, shall not be held civilly liable for gathering potential evidence in a criminal investigation in a medically acceptable manner at the request of a peace officer. The civil immunity granted in this section is not conditioned upon the existence of probable cause, the existence of a search warrant or the existence of a court order. Nothing in this section shall be interpreted as requiring a duly licensed physician to act at the request of a peace officer. [1989 c.585 §2]
Note: 133.621 was added to and made a part of ORS chapter 133 by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
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