ORS 133.621
Medical procedures; immunity from liability for performing


A duly licensed physician, or a person acting under the direction or control of a duly licensed physician, may withdraw bodily substances, pierce human tissue, perform medical tests and procedures and otherwise use medical procedures to gather evidence in a criminal investigation. A duly licensed physician, or a person acting under the direction or control of a duly licensed physician, shall not be held civilly liable for gathering potential evidence in a criminal investigation in a medically acceptable manner at the request of a peace officer. The civil immunity granted in this section is not conditioned upon the existence of probable cause, the existence of a search warrant or the existence of a court order. Nothing in this section shall be interpreted as requiring a duly licensed physician to act at the request of a peace officer. [1989 c.585 §2]
Note: 133.621 (Medical procedures) was added to and made a part of ORS chapter 133 by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
§§ 133.525 to 133.703

Notes of Decisions

Infractions are “criminal” and search warrant may issue for their investigation. State v. Weist, 79 Or App 435, 720 P2d 753 (1986), aff’d 302 Or 379, 730 P2d 25 (1986)

Law Review Citations

52 OLR 139-154 (1973)


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