Rendering emergency or nonemergency care under an assumed name.
The impersonation of another emergency medical services provider.
Obtaining a fee by fraud or misrepresentation.
Habitual or excessive use of intoxicants or drugs.
The presence of a mental disorder that demonstrably affects an emergency medical services provider’s performance, as certified by two psychiatrists retained by the authority.
Subject to ORS 670.280 (Denial, suspension or revocation of license based on criminal conviction), conviction of any criminal offense that reasonably raises questions about the ability of the emergency medical services provider to perform the duties of an emergency medical services provider in accordance with the standards established by this chapter. A copy of the record of conviction, certified to by the clerk of the court entering the conviction, is conclusive evidence of the conviction.
Suspension or revocation of an emergency medical services provider license issued by another state:
For a reason that would permit the authority to suspend or revoke a license issued under this chapter; and
Evidenced by a certified copy of the order of suspension or revocation.
Gross negligence or repeated negligence in rendering emergency medical assistance.
Refusing an invitation for an interview with the authority as specified in this section.
The authority may investigate any evidence that appears to show that an emergency medical services provider licensed by the authority is or may be medically incompetent, guilty of unprofessional or dishonorable conduct or mentally or physically unable to safely function as an emergency medical services provider. The authority may investigate the off-duty conduct of an emergency medical services provider to the extent that such conduct may reasonably raise questions about the ability of the emergency medical services provider to perform the duties of an emergency medical services provider in accordance with the standards established by this chapter. Upon receipt of a complaint about an emergency medical services provider or applicant, the authority shall conduct an investigation as described under ORS 676.165 (Complaint investigation). The authority shall conduct the investigation in accordance with ORS 676.175 (Complaints and investigations confidential).
If, in the opinion of the authority, it appears that the information provided to it under provisions of this section is or may be true, the authority may request an interview with the emergency medical services provider. At the time the authority requests an interview, the authority shall provide the emergency medical services provider with a general statement of the issue or issues of concern to the authority. The request must include a statement of the procedural safeguards available to the emergency medical services provider, including the right to end the interview on request, the right to have counsel present and the following statement: “Any action proposed by the Oregon Health Authority shall provide for a contested case hearing.”
Information regarding an ambulance service provided to the authority pursuant to this section is confidential and is not subject to public disclosure or admissible as evidence in any judicial proceeding. Information that the authority obtains as part of an investigation into the conduct of an emergency medical services provider or applicant or as part of a contested case proceeding, consent order or stipulated agreement involving the conduct of an emergency medical services provider or applicant is confidential as provided under ORS 676.175 (Complaints and investigations confidential). Information regarding an ambulance service does not become confidential due to its use in a disciplinary proceeding against an emergency medical services provider.
A person who reports or provides information to the authority under this section and who provides information in good faith is not subject to an action for civil damage as a result thereof.
In conducting an investigation under subsection (3) of this section, the authority may:
Take depositions of witnesses, including the person under investigation, in the manner provided by law in civil cases;
Compel the appearance of witnesses, including the person under investigation, in the manner provided by law in civil cases;
Require answers to interrogatories; and
Compel the production of books, papers, accounts, documents and testimony pertaining to the matter under investigation.
The authority may issue subpoenas to compel compliance with the provisions of subsection (8) of this section. If any person fails to comply with a subpoena issued under this subsection, or refuses to testify on matters on which the person may lawfully be interrogated, a court may compel obedience as provided in ORS 183.440 (Subpoenas in contested cases). [Formerly 682.175; 2009 c.536 §31; 2009 c.595 §1086; 2011 c.703 §15; 2017 c.409 §30]