Occupations and Professions Generally

ORS 670.315
Administration of oaths

  • obtaining and taking evidence at board proceedings
  • effect of failure to obey board subpoena


Except as otherwise provided by law, each professional licensing board or advisory board, acting through its chairperson or vice chairperson or an administrative law judge, may administer oaths, take depositions and issue subpoenas to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of books, papers, records, memoranda or other information necessary to the carrying out of the laws the board is charged with administering.


If any person fails to comply with a subpoena issued under this section or refuses to testify on any matters on which the person may be lawfully interrogated, the procedure provided in ORS 183.440 (Subpoenas in contested cases) shall be followed to compel obedience. [1971 c.753 §11; 1987 c.414 §98; 2003 c.75 §107]


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Jun. 26, 2021