(1) In addition to and not in lieu of ORS 431.607 to 431.617, the Department of Human Services shall designate trauma centers in areas that are within the jurisdiction of trauma advisory boards other than in the area within the jurisdiction of area trauma advisory board 1.
(2) The department shall enter into contracts with designated trauma centers and monitor and assure quality of care and appropriate costs for trauma patients meeting trauma system entry criteria.
(3) All findings and conclusions, interviews, reports, studies, communications and statements procured by or furnished to the department, the State Trauma Advisory Board or an area trauma advisory board in connection with obtaining the data necessary to perform patient care quality assurance functions shall be confidential pursuant to ORS 192.501 to 192.505.
(4)(a) All data received or compiled by the State Trauma Advisory Board or any area trauma advisory board in conjunction with department monitoring and assuring quality of trauma patient care shall be confidential and privileged, nondiscoverable and inadmissible in any proceeding. No person serving on or communicating information to the State Trauma Advisory Board or an area trauma advisory board shall be examined as to any such communications or to the findings or recommendations of such board. A person serving on or communicating information to the State Trauma Advisory Board or an area trauma advisory board shall not be subject to an action for civil damages for actions taken or statements made in good faith. Nothing in this section affects the admissibility in evidence of a party’s medical records not otherwise confidential or privileged dealing with the party’s medical care. The confidentiality provisions of ORS 41.675 and 41.685 shall also apply to the monitoring and quality assurance activities of the State Trauma Advisory Board, area trauma advisory boards and the department.
(b) As used in this section, “data” includes but is not limited to written reports, notes, records and recommendations.
(5) Final reports by the department, the State Trauma Advisory Board and area trauma advisory boards shall be available to the public.
(6) The department shall publish a biennial report of the Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems Program and trauma systems activities. [1991 c.784 §3]
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