Oregon Statutes - Chapter 442 - Health Planning - Section 442.820 - Oregon Patient Safety Commission.

(1) The Oregon Patient Safety Commission is established as a semi-independent state agency subject to ORS 182.456 to 182.472. The commission shall exercise and carry out all powers, rights and privileges that are expressly conferred upon it, are implied by law or are incident to such powers.

(2) The mission of the commission is to improve patient safety by reducing the risk of serious adverse events occurring in Oregonís health care system and by encouraging a culture of patient safety in Oregon. To accomplish this mission, the commission shall:

(a) Establish a confidential, voluntary serious adverse event reporting system to identify serious adverse events;

(b) Establish quality improvement techniques to reduce systemsí errors contributing to serious adverse events; and

(c) Disseminate evidence-based prevention practices to improve patient outcomes.

(3) ORS 192.410 to 192.505 do not apply to public records created or maintained by the commission that contain patient safety data or to reports obtained by the program.

(4) ORS 192.610 to 192.690 do not apply to portions of a meeting of the Oregon Patient Safety Commission Board of Directors, or subcommittees or advisory committees established by the board, to consider information that identifies a participant or patient and the written minutes of that portion of the meeting. [2003 c.686 §2]

Note: 442.820 to 442.835 were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 442 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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