Miscellaneous Prohibitions Relating to Employment and Discrimination

ORS 659.875
Discrimination in issuance of benefits or coverage or payment for certain medical services prohibited


An individual may not, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of or otherwise be subjected to discrimination by any health benefit plan issued or delivered in this state, in the receipt of medical assistance as defined in ORS 414.025 (Definitions for ORS chapters 411, 413 and 414) or in the coverage of or payment for the services, drugs, devices, products and procedures described in ORS 743A.067 (Reproductive health services).


Violation of this section is an unlawful practice under ORS 659A.403 (Discrimination in place of public accommodation prohibited).


Nothing in this section shall be construed to invalidate or limit the rights, remedies, procedures or legal standards available to individuals under ORS 659A.820 (Complaints) or 659A.885 (Civil action) or to supersede state or local laws that provide additional protections against discrimination on any basis described in subsection (1) of this section. [2017 c.721 §7]
Note: 659.875 (Discrimination in issuance of benefits or coverage or payment for certain medical services prohibited) and 659.880 (Prohibitions relating to termination of patient’s pregnancy) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 659 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.


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