Oregon Statutes - Chapter 677 - Regulation of Medicine, Podiatry and Acupuncture - Section 677.645 - Referral in addition to or in lieu of discipline.

(1) In addition to or in lieu of any disciplinary action under ORS 677.205, the Oregon Medical Board may refer a licensee who is chemically dependent to a diversion program administered by the Diversion Program Supervisory Council.

(2) The council shall report to the board and provide all pertinent information concerning any licensee who fails to complete the diversion program or fails to participate in the diversion program in good faith. [1989 c.705 §4; 2001 c.347 §1]

Note: The amendments to 677.645 by section 4, chapter 796, Oregon Laws 2007, take effect January 1, 2009. See section 9, chapter 796, Oregon Laws 2007. The text that is effective on and after January 1, 2009, is set forth for the userís convenience.

677.645. (1) In addition to or in lieu of any disciplinary action under ORS 677.205, the Oregon Medical Board may refer a licensee who is chemically dependent or who has a mental disorder to a diversion program administered by the Health Professionals Program Supervisory Council.

(2) The council and the medical director shall submit a written report to the board containing all pertinent information concerning any licensee who:

(a) Fails to complete the diversion program;

(b) Fails to participate in the diversion program in good faith;

(c) The council or the medical director has reason to believe may have engaged in or is currently engaging in sexual violation that is in violation of rules adopted by the board; or

(d) The council or the medical director has reason to believe may have engaged in or is currently engaging in sexual impropriety as defined by the rules adopted by the board and who, in the judgment of the council or medical director, represents a potential danger to patients.

(3) The council and the medical director may not disclose any information concerning a licensee, other than the report required under subsection (2) of this section, without the written consent of the licensee or subject to a valid court order.

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