Public Health Programs and Activities

ORS 431A.100
Release of information from Oregon Trauma Registry


As used in this section, “individually identifiable information” means:


Individually identifiable health information as that term is defined in ORS 179.505 (Disclosure of written accounts by health care services provider); and


Information that could be used to identify a health care provider, nontransporting prehospital care provider, ambulance service medical transportation agency or health care facility.


Notwithstanding ORS 431A.090 (Designation of other trauma centers), individually identifiable information may be released from the Oregon Trauma Registry:


For use in executive session to conduct specific case reviews by:


The State Trauma Advisory Board or any area trauma advisory board;


The State Emergency Medical Service Committee; or


The Emergency Medical Services for Children Advisory Committee.


To the Oregon Health Authority for purposes related to the administration of public health programs, including:


The establishment of a registry of information related to brain injury trauma as described in ORS 431A.085 (Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems Program created in Oregon Health Authority) (6); and


The performance of epidemiological investigations of the causes of and risk factors associated with trauma injuries.


To an emergency medical services provider or a designated trauma center for purposes related to quality of service assurance and improvement, if the information is related to the treatment of an individual by the provider or center.


To the Department of Human Services for purposes related to enabling the department to plan for and provide services to individuals adversely affected by trauma injuries, if the department agrees to use the information only for the purposes described in this paragraph and to maintain the confidentiality of the information.


To a person conducting research if:


An institutional review board has approved the research in accordance with 45 C.F.R. part 46; and


The person agrees to maintain the confidentiality of the information.


To the designated official of an ambulance service or to a nontransporting prehospital care provider pursuant to ORS 682.056 (Patient encounter data reporting).


The Oregon Health Authority may release only the minimum amount of individually identifiable information necessary to carry out the purposes for which the information is released under this section. [Formerly 431.635; 2017 c.229 §4]


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Jun. 26, 2021