Oregon Statutes - Chapter 682 - Regulation of Ambulance Services and Emergency Medical Personnel - Section 682.056 - Information regarding person who is subject of prehospital care event; use of information; confidentiality; fee.

(1) Upon the request of the designated official of an ambulance service as defined in ORS 682.051, a first responder as defined in ORS 682.025, the emergency medical services system authority in the county in which a prehospital care event occurred or the Department of Human Services, a hospital licensed under ORS chapter 441 may provide to the requester the following information:

(a) The disposition of the person who was the subject of the prehospital care event from the emergency department or other intake facility of the hospital, including but not limited to:

(A) Whether the person was admitted to the hospital; and

(B) If the person was admitted, to what unit the person was assigned;

(b) The diagnosis given the person in the emergency department or other intake facility; and

(c) Whether within the first hour after the person arrived at the hospital, the person received one or more medical procedures on a list that the Department of Human Services shall establish by rule.

(2) Information provided pursuant to subsection (1) of this section shall be:

(a) Treated as a confidential medical record and not disclosed;

(b) Considered privileged data under ORS 41.675 and 41.685; and

(c) Used only for legitimate medical quality assurance and quality improvement activities.

(3) A hospital may charge a fee reasonably related to the actual cost of providing the information requested pursuant to this section.

(4) For purposes of this section, “emergency medical services system” has the meaning given in ORS 41.685. [Formerly 682.037]

Note: 682.056 was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 682 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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