Actions and Suits in Particular Cases

ORS 30.302
Certain retired health care providers to be considered agents of public bodies


As used in this section, “retired provider” means any person:


Who holds a degree of Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, or who has met the minimum educational requirements for licensure to practice naturopathic medicine or as a physician assistant under ORS 677.505 (Application of provisions governing physician assistants to other health professions) to 677.525 (Fees) or a nurse practitioner under ORS 678.375 (Nurse practitioners) to 678.390 (Authority of nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist to write prescriptions or dispense drugs);


Who has been licensed and is currently retired in accordance with the provisions of ORS chapter 677, 678 or 685;


Who is registered with the Oregon Medical Board as a retired emeritus physician or who complies with the requirements of the Oregon Medical Board as a retired physician assistant, the Oregon State Board of Nursing as a retired nurse practitioner or the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine as a retired naturopath;


Who registers with the local health officer of the local public health authority, as defined in ORS 431.003 (Definitions), in which the physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner or naturopath practices; and


Who provides medical care as a volunteer without compensation solely through referrals from the local health officer specified in paragraph (d) of this subsection.


Any retired provider who treats patients pursuant to this section shall be considered to be an agent of a public body for the purposes of ORS 30.260 (Definitions for ORS 30.260 to 30.300) to 30.300 (ORS 30.260 to 30.300 exclusive). [1991 c.952 §1; 2009 c.43 §2; 2013 c.129 §2; 2014 c.45 §2; 2015 c.736 §47; 2017 c.409 §1]


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Jun. 26, 2021