ORS 109.672
Certain persons immune from liability for providing care to minor


No person licensed, certified or registered to practice a health care profession or health care facility shall be liable for damages in any civil action arising out of the failure of the person or facility to obtain the consent of a parent to the giving of medical care or treatment to a minor child of the parent if consent to the care has been given by the other parent of the child.


The immunity provided by subsection (1) of this section shall apply regardless of whether:


The parents are married, unmarried or separated at the time of consent or treatment.


The consenting parent is, or is not, a custodial parent of the minor.


The giving of consent by only one parent is, or is not, in conformance with the terms of any agreement between the parents, any custody order or any judgment of dissolution or separation.


The immunity created by subsection (1) of this section shall not apply if the parental rights of the parent who gives consent have been terminated pursuant to ORS 419B.500 (Termination of parental rights generally) to 419B.524 (Effect of termination order).


For the purposes of this section, “health care facility” means a facility as defined in ORS 442.015 (Definitions) or any other entity providing medical service. [Formerly 109.133; 1993 c.33 §296; 2003 c.576 §158]

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