Health Care Facilities

ORS 441.695
Conduct of investigation

In investigating all complaints under ORS 441.690 (Complainant may accompany investigator), the investigator shall:


Interview all available witnesses identified by any sources as having personal knowledge relevant to the complaint;


Make personal inspection of all physical circumstances that are relevant and material to the complaint and which are susceptible of objective observation;


Not decline to interview a witness or consider the testimony of the witness solely because the witness is neither a health care professional nor an employee of the facility; and


Write a report which includes:


The investigator’s personal observations;


A review of documents and records;


A summary of all witness statements; and


A statement of the basis for the finding. [1981 c.241 §2]

Law Review Citations

18 WLR 135 (1982)

Chapter 441

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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