OAR 416-340-0050
Intra-muscular (IM) Injections


IM injections may be administered only by a physician, nurse practitioner, Registered Nurse (RN), or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).


Except in an emergency as determined by a qualified physician, prescribed medication will not be administered IM, unless given in a clinical facility equipped to deal with possible adverse effects.


No offender will receive an IM injection of major tranquilizing drugs unless a physician authorizes its use prior to each injection. Exception: When a physician finds a series of IM injections are necessary for treatment, a new prescription will not be required for each injection, provided that:


If a series of shots are given within any 24-hour period, the offender, at the end of that period, will be evaluated by the physician to determine whether a transfer to a psychiatric facility would be in his/her best interests.


A new prescription will be written for any additional series of injections at the end of each 24-hour period.


Routine injections may be authorized by a physician and are not subject to requirements of this section.

Source: Rule 416-340-0050 — Intra-muscular (IM) Injections, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=416-340-0050.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 416-340-0050’s source at or​.us