Oregon Statutes - Chapter 813 - Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants - Section 813.500 - Restrictions on issuance.

(1) If a personís license is suspended for driving while under the influence of intoxicants under ORS 813.400 and the suspension period is determined by ORS 809.428 (2)(b) or (c), the Department of Transportation may only issue a hardship permit to the person under ORS 807.240 if the person, in addition to any requirement under ORS 807.240 and any applicable requirements under ORS 807.250 and 813.520:

(a) Is examined by the Director of Human Services or its designee to determine whether the person has a problem condition involving alcohol, inhalants or controlled substances as described in ORS 813.040; and

(b) Complies with the requirements of this section.

(2) If the Director of Human Services determines that the person has a problem condition involving alcohol, inhalants or controlled substances, as described in ORS 813.040, the department may issue the permit to the person only if both the following apply:

(a) The person enrolled in a program for rehabilitation for alcoholism or drug dependence approved by the Director of Human Services.

(b) The Director of Human Services recommends, on the basis of the personís progress in the rehabilitation program, such reinstatement in writing to the department. If the Director of Human Services makes a recommendation under this paragraph, the Director of Human Services shall state specifically in the recommendation the times, places, routes and days of the week minimally necessary for the person to seek or retain employment, to attend any alcohol or drug treatment or rehabilitation program or to obtain necessary medical treatment for the person or a member of the personís immediate family.

(3) If the Director of Human Services determines that the person does not have a problem condition involving alcohol, inhalants or controlled substances as described in ORS 813.040, the department may issue the permit to the person only if, in addition to any requirements under ORS 807.240, the person enters an alcohol or drug information program approved by the Director of Human Services and the department determines that issuance of a permit is appropriate. If the department issues a permit to a person described in this subsection, the department shall require, under ORS 807.240, that the person complete the program as a condition of retaining the permit. [1983 c.338 §328; 1985 c.16 §145; 1987 c.801 §13; 1989 c.401 §2; 1991 c.557 §9; 1999 c.619 §13; 2003 c.23 §4]

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