OAR 291-127-0485
Persons with Disabilities, Medical Conditions or Medical Devices

(1) Visitors with documentation regarding a medical condition or disability shall present this information to staff to help inform staff of the visitor’s circumstances. This documentation will not exempt the visitor from the security screening process.
(2) Medical devices and medications necessary for a visitor’s health (e.g. inhalers, nitroglycerin) may be brought into the facility and left at the visiting officer’s desk.
(3) Visitors with a medical device (e.g. pacemaker, defibrillator, device that operates under magnetic calibration, metal implants, wheelchair, bone growth stimulator, or other internal or external medical device) should check with their doctor prior to arriving at the facility to determine if it is safe to go through the metal detector or be hand-wanded.
(4) Visitors must provide proper documentation of a disability, medical condition or medical device that would prevent their passing through a walk-through metal detector, hand-wanding or both. Visitors with proper documentation will be offered a clothed search as an alternative.
(5) To expedite the processing of visitors, the Department of Corrections recommends but does not require a visitor to advise staff that they have a pacemaker, implanted medical device, or metal implant and where that implant is located.
(6) Staff will need to resolve all security alarms associated with metal implants. Most alarms will be able to be resolved during a clothed search and should not typically require the lifting or removal of clothing.
(7) A modified clothed search will be used for visitors confined to wheelchairs or electric scooters as the reliability of hand-held metal detectors is limited by the structure of the chair itself. Visitors in wheelchairs or electric scooters shall limit their accessories and personal possessions to only those items medically necessary and allowed within this rule during the visiting session.
(8) If a visitor chooses not to consent to a clothed search, the visit may not be allowed.
(9) Should a visitor withdraw consent at any time once a search, of any kind, has been initiated, the searching officer shall discontinue the search immediately. The visit will not be allowed.

Source: Rule 291-127-0485 — Persons with Disabilities, Medical Conditions or Medical Devices, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=291-127-0485.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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