Senior and Disability Services

ORS 410.150
Use of files

  • confidentiality
  • privileged communications

For the protection of applicants for and recipients of services, the Department of Human Services shall not disclose or use the contents of any records, files, papers or communications for purposes other than those directly connected with the administration of the laws of Oregon, and these records, files, papers and communications are considered confidential subject to the rules of the Department of Human Services, except as otherwise provided in ORS 411.320 (Disclosure and use of records limited to purposes connected to administration of public assistance programs). In any judicial proceedings, except proceedings directly connected with the administration of public assistance or medical assistance laws, their contents are considered privileged communications. [1981 c.784 §28; 1997 c.581 §2; 2013 c.688 §30]
Chapter 410

Notes of Decisions

Agency rules making placement of handicapped and elderly persons factor of their primary service needs and providing for different residential facilities to accommodate persons with different needs were consistent with provisions of this chapter in effect at time petitioner, who was mentally retarded, was refused placement at facility which primarily served elderly. Dempsey v. Senior Services Division, 92 Or App 163, 758 P2d 367 (1988)


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