Health Care Facilities

ORS 441.625
Retaliation against resident exercising rights prohibited


No facility, or any person subject to the supervision, direction or control of a facility, shall retaliate against a resident by increasing charges, decreasing services, rights or privileges, or threatening to increase charges or decrease services, rights or privileges, by taking or threatening any action to coerce or compel the resident to leave the facility, or by abusing or threatening to harass or to abuse a resident in any manner, after the resident or the resident’s legal representative has engaged in exercising rights given under ORS 441.605 (Legislative declaration of rights intended for residents) or under rules of the Department of Human Services under ORS 441.610 (Nursing home patients’ bill of rights). [1979 c.261 §7]
§§ 441.600 to 441.625

Notes of Decisions

Discharge of employee for reporting violation of policy to protect patients is discharge for fulfilling societal obligation and is actionable. McQuary v. Bel Air Convalescent Home, Inc., 69 Or App 107, 684 P2d 21 (1984), Sup Ct review denied

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Atty. Gen. Opinions

Licensing and phantom beds, (1970) Vol 40, p 171; a hospital's employing a licensed physical therapist as unauthorized practice, (1975) Vol 37, p 963


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