(1) A person may be sterilized by appropriate means upon request and upon the advice of a physician licensed by the Oregon Medical Board.
(2) No physician or hospital may be held liable for performing a sterilization without obtaining the consent of the spouse of the person sterilized.
(3) Free clinics to sterilize males under subsection (1) of this section may be conducted as a part of the program provided for in ORS 435.205.
(4)(a) A nurse practitioner licensed by the Oregon State Board of Nursing under ORS 678.375 and acting within the scope of practice authorized by the board may provide medical advice to any person about a sterilization procedure.
(b) A nurse practitioner may acknowledge and sign a consent to sterilization procedure form if, no fewer than 30 days before the procedure, the form is provided to and signed by the person on whom the procedure will be performed.
(c) A nurse practitioner may not acknowledge or sign a consent to sterilization procedure form if the form is provided to or signed by the person on whom the procedure will be performed fewer than 30 days before the procedure.
(d) A nurse practitioner may not perform a sterilization procedure on any person. [1967 c.441 §15; 1969 c.31 §1; 1973 c.479 §1; 1975 c.591 §1; 1987 c.158 §82; 2005 c.471 §5]Section: Previous 435.215 435.225 435.235 435.250 435.252 435.254 435.256 435.305 435.405 435.415 435.425 435.435 435.445 435.455 435.465 Next
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