Administration of State Institutions

ORS 179.479
Conveyance of adults in custody from institution to physician or hospital for treatment

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The superintendent or other chief executive officer of an institution described in ORS 179.321 (Responsibility to supervise state institutions) may, when authorized by regulation or direction of the Department of Corrections or the Oregon Health Authority, convey an adult in custody to a physician, clinic or hospital, including the Oregon Health and Science University, for medical, surgical or dental treatment when such treatment cannot satisfactorily be provided at the institution. An adult in custody conveyed for treatment pursuant to this section shall be kept in the custody of the institution from which the adult in custody is conveyed.


The Department of Corrections and the Oregon Health Authority shall prescribe rules and regulations governing conveyances authorized by this section. [1957 c.160 §3; 1969 c.597 §42; 1975 c.693 §1; 1987 c.320 §130; 1999 c.59 §36; 2001 c.900 §42; 2009 c.595 §142; 2013 c.36 §52; 2019 c.213 §125]


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