Health Care Facilities

ORS 441.750
Suicide attempts by minors

  • referral
  • report
  • disclosure of information
  • limitation of liability


Any hospital which treats as a patient a person under 18 years of age because the person has attempted to commit suicide:


Shall cause that person to be provided with information and referral to inpatient or outpatient community resources, crisis intervention or other appropriate intervention by the patient’s attending physician, hospital social work staff or other appropriate staff.


Shall report statistical information to the Oregon Health Authority about the person described in this subsection but is not required to report the name of the person.


Any disclosure authorized by this section or any unauthorized disclosure of information or communications made privileged and confidential by this section shall not in any way abridge or destroy the confidential or privileged character thereof except for the purposes for which any authorized disclosure is made. Any person making a disclosure authorized by this section shall not be liable therefor, notwithstanding any contrary provisions of law.


No physician, hospital or hospital employee shall be held criminally or civilly liable for action pursuant to this section, provided the physician, hospital or hospital employee acts in good faith on probable cause and without malice. [1987 c.189 §1; 2009 c.595 §743]
Note: 441.750 (Suicide attempts by minors) and 441.755 (Report form) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 441 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
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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