ORS 438.430
Examination, specimens; reports and results


Except as otherwise provided in ORS 438.010 (Definitions for ORS 438.010 to 438.510) to 438.510 (Prohibited acts), a clinical laboratory shall examine specimens only at the request of a physician, dentist, or other person authorized by law to use the findings of laboratory examinations.


A person may not report the result of any test, examination, or analysis of a specimen submitted for evidence of human disease except to:


The patient; and


A physician, dentist, their agents, or other person authorized by law to employ the results thereof in the conduct of a practice or in the fulfillment of official duties.


A clinical laboratory shall provide the results of a test, examination or analysis of a specimen submitted by a patient in writing to the patient:


Not sooner than seven days after receiving a request for the results from the patient; or


Immediately upon receiving authorization from the doctor, dentist or other person who requested the test, examination or analysis to provide the results to the patient. [1969 c.685 §21; 2001 c.104 §174; 2003 c.376 §1; 2009 c.583 §1]

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