(a) All data received or compiled by the State Trauma Advisory Board or any area trauma advisory board in conjunction with authority monitoring and assuring quality of trauma patient care shall be confidential and privileged, nondiscoverable and inadmissible in any proceeding. No person serving on or communicating information to the State Trauma Advisory Board or an area trauma advisory board shall be examined as to any such communications or to the findings or recommendations of such board. A person serving on or communicating information to the State Trauma Advisory Board or an area trauma advisory board shall not be subject to an action for civil damages for actions taken or statements made in good faith. Nothing in this section affects the admissibility in evidence of a party’s medical records not otherwise confidential or privileged dealing with the party’s medical care. The confidentiality provisions of ORS 41.675 (Inadmissibility of certain data provided to peer review body of health care providers and health care groups) and 41.685 (Inadmissibility of certain data relating to emergency medical services system) shall also apply to the monitoring and quality assurance activities of the State Trauma Advisory Board, area trauma advisory boards and the authority.
As used in this section, “data” includes but is not limited to written reports, notes, records and recommendations.
Final reports by the authority, the State Trauma Advisory Board and area trauma advisory boards shall be available to the public.
The authority shall publish a biennial report of the Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems Program and trauma systems activities. [Formerly 431.627]