Oregon Statutes - Chapter 654 - Occupational Safety and Health - Section 654.421 - Refusal to treat certain patients by home health care employee.

(1) An employee who provides home health care services may refuse to treat a patient unless accompanied by a second employee if, based on the patientís past behavior or physical or mental condition, the employee believes that the patient may assault the employee.

(2) An employee who provides home health care services may refuse to treat a patient unless the employee is equipped with a communication device that allows the employee to transmit one-way or two-way messages indicating that the employee is being assaulted. [2007 c.397 §6]

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