Oregon Statutes - Chapter 687 - Massage Therapists; Direct Entry Midwives - Section 687.122 - Investigation of violations; power of board; subpoenas.

(1) Upon the complaint of any citizen of this state, or upon its own motion, the State Board of Massage Therapists may investigate any alleged violation of ORS 687.011 to 687.250, 687.895 and 687.991.

(2) In the conduct of investigations, the board may:

(a) Take evidence;

(b) Take the depositions of witnesses, including the person charged, in the manner provided by law in civil cases;

(c) Compel the appearance of witnesses, including the person charged, before the board in person the same as in civil cases;

(d) Require answers to interrogatories; and

(e) Compel the production of books, papers, accounts, documents and testimony pertaining to the matter under investigation.

(3) In exercising its authority under subsection (2) of this section, the board may issue subpoenas over the signature of the board chairperson and the seal of the board in the name of the State of Oregon.

(4) If a person fails to comply with a subpoena issued under this section, the judge of the circuit court shall compel obedience by proceedings for contempt as in the case of disobedience of the requirements of a subpoena issued from the court. [1989 c.843 §8; 1997 c.626 §14; 1999 c.537 §18]

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