Powers of Attorney

ORS 127.890

§4.02. Liabilities. (1) A person who without authorization of the patient willfully alters or forges a request for medication or conceals or destroys a rescission of that request with the intent or effect of causing the patient’s death shall be guilty of a Class A felony.


A person who coerces or exerts undue influence on a patient to request medication for the purpose of ending the patient’s life, or to destroy a rescission of such a request, shall be guilty of a Class A felony.


Nothing in ORS 127.800 (Definitions) to 127.897 (Form of the request) limits further liability for civil damages resulting from other negligent conduct or intentional misconduct by any person.


The penalties in ORS 127.800 (Definitions) to 127.897 (Form of the request) do not preclude criminal penalties applicable under other law for conduct which is inconsistent with the provisions of ORS 127.800 (Definitions) to 127.897 (Form of the request). [1995 c.3 §4.02]
§§ 127.800 to 127.897

Notes of Decisions

Series violates Equal Protection Clause under federal Constitution because defined class is overinclusive and therefore not rationally related to state purpose. Lee v. State of Oregon, 891 F. Supp. 1429 (D. Or. 1995)

United States Attorney General's rule punishing physicians who issue prescriptions under Oregon Death with Dignity Act was invalid intrusion on right of state to determine legitimate medical practices. Oregon v. Ashcroft, 368 F3d 1118 (9th Cir. 2004)

Law Review Citations

74 OLR 449 (1995); 31 WLR 601 (1995); 77 OLR 1027 (1998); 37 WLR 691 (2001); 81 OLR 505 (2002); 41 WLR 863 (2005); 43 WLR 399 (2007); 45 WLR 91, 137 (2008); 91 OLR 457 (2012)


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