Oregon Statutes - Chapter 192 - Records; Public Reports and Meetings - Section 192.535 - Informed consent for obtaining genetic information.

(1) A person may not obtain genetic information from an individual, or from an individualís DNA sample, without first obtaining informed consent of the individual or the individualís representative, except:

(a) As authorized by ORS 181.085 or comparable provisions of federal criminal law relating to the identification of persons, or for the purpose of establishing the identity of a person in the course of an investigation conducted by a law enforcement agency, a district attorney, a medical examiner or the Criminal Justice Division of the Department of Justice;

(b) For anonymous research or coded research conducted under conditions described in ORS 192.537 (2), after notification pursuant to ORS 192.538 or pursuant to ORS 192.547 (7)(b);

(c) As permitted by rules of the Department of Human Services for identification of deceased individuals;

(d) As permitted by rules of the Department of Human Services for newborn screening procedures;

(e) As authorized by statute for the purpose of establishing paternity; or

(f) For the purpose of furnishing genetic information relating to a decedent for medical diagnosis of blood relatives of the decedent.

(2) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, a physician licensed under ORS chapter 677 shall seek the informed consent of the individual or the individualís representative for the purposes of subsection (1) of this section in the manner provided by ORS 677.097. Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, any other licensed health care provider or facility must seek the informed consent of the individual or the individualís representative for the purposes of subsection (1) of this section in a manner substantially similar to that provided by ORS 677.097 for physicians.

(3) A person conducting research shall seek the informed consent of the individual or the individualís representative for the purposes of subsection (1) of this section in the manner provided by ORS 192.547.

(4) Except as provided in ORS 746.135 (1), any person not described in subsection (2) or (3) of this section must seek the informed consent of the individual or the individualís representative for the purposes of subsection (1) of this section in the manner provided by rules adopted by the Department of Human Services.

(5) The Department of Human Services may not adopt rules under subsection (1)(d) of this section that would require the providing of a DNA sample for the purpose of obtaining complete genetic information used to screen all newborns. [Formerly 659.710; 2003 c.333 §3; 2005 c.678 §2]

Note: See note under 192.531.

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