Victims of Crime and Acts of Mass Destruction

ORS 147.404
Notification of victim advocate concerning medical assessment


Upon a sexual assault victim’s decision to participate in a medical assessment, as soon as practicable and in a manner consistent with the county’s sexual assault response team protocols adopted under ORS 147.401 (Sexual assault response teams) and the protocols and procedures of the county child abuse multidisciplinary teams described in ORS 418.747 (County teams for investigation), the provider of the medical assessment or, if applicable, a law enforcement officer shall contact a victim advocate and make reasonable efforts to ensure that the victim advocate is present and available at the medical facility in which the medical assessment occurs.


A victim advocate contacted under subsection (1) of this section:


Shall clearly inform the victim that the victim may decline the services of the victim advocate at any time; and


May not impede the medical assessment, the provision of medical services to the victim or the collection of evidence.


As used in this section, “medical assessment” has the meaning given that term in ORS 147.395 (Definitions). [2017 c.349 §1; 2019 c.141 §9]
Note: 147.404 (Notification of victim advocate concerning medical assessment) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 147 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
Chapter 147

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Primary resource fund where person, as result of single incident, becomes eligible for medical benefits from funds administered by Adult and Family Service Division, Motor Vehicle Accident Fund and Crime Victims' Compensation Division, (1978) Vol 39, p 323


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