Oregon Statutes - Chapter 179 - Administration of State Institutions - Section 179.508 - Disclosure of individually identifiable health information about inmate.

(1) The Department of Corrections may disclose individually identifiable health information without obtaining an authorization from an inmate or a personal representative of the inmate if disclosure of the information is necessary for:

(a) The provision of health care to the inmate;

(b) The health and safety of the inmate or other inmates;

(c) The health and safety of the officers or employees of or others at the Department of Corrections institution as defined in ORS 421.005 where the inmate is incarcerated;

(d) The health and safety of the inmate or officers or other persons responsible for transporting or transferring inmates from one setting to another;

(e) Law enforcement purposes on the premises of the correctional institution; or

(f) The administration and maintenance of the safety, security and good order of the correctional institution.

(2) As used in this section, “disclosure,” “individually identifiable health information” and “personal representative” have the meanings given those terms in ORS 179.505. [2003 c.88 §4]

Note: 179.508 was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 179 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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