ORS 419B.040
Certain privileges not grounds for excluding evidence in court proceedings on child abuse


(1)

In the case of abuse of a child, the privileges created in ORS 40.230 (Rule 504. Psychotherapist-patient privilege) to 40.255 (Rule 505. Spousal privilege), including the psychotherapist-patient privilege, the physician-patient privilege, the privileges extended to nurses, to staff members of schools and to regulated social workers and the spousal privilege, shall not be a ground for excluding evidence regarding a child’s abuse, or the cause thereof, in any judicial proceeding resulting from a report made pursuant to ORS 419B.010 (Duty of officials to report child abuse) to 419B.050 (Authority of health care provider to disclose information).

(2)

In any judicial proceedings resulting from a report made pursuant to ORS 419B.010 (Duty of officials to report child abuse) to 419B.050 (Authority of health care provider to disclose information), either spouse shall be a competent and compellable witness against the other. [1993 c.546 §21; 2009 c.442 §37; 2015 c.629 §49]

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