Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 807.710
states that "if a designated physician or health care provider makes a report to the department in good faith, that person shall be immune from civil liability that might otherwise result from making the report. If a designated physician or health care provider does not make a report, that person shall be immune from civil liability that might otherwise result from not making a report."
This applies to physicians and health care providers who report in good faith and whose patient has met the mandatory reporting threshold of "severe and uncontrollable
" as defined in Administrative Rules.
Non-Mandatory (Voluntary) Reports:
House Bill 2195, passed by the 2013 Oregon Legislature, provides physicians and health care providers civil immunity
for submitting non-mandatory (voluntary) reports to DMV.
Beginning January 1, 2014
, civil immunity is extended to physicians and health care providers who report in good faith under non-mandatory (voluntary) reporting program. This immunity clause only covers physicians and health care providers who are reporting a patient and submit voluntary reports in good faith. It does not cover individuals outside the health care profession who submit voluntary reports to DMV. For more information, refer to our Information Sheet
on immunity from civil liability for physicians and healthcare providers.