Malpractice claim information is compiled by the Oregon Medical Board from claim reports it receives from primary insurers; public bodies required to defend, save harmless and indemnify an officer, employee or agent of the public; a self-insured entity; or a health maintenance organization. Claim reporting and disclosure requirements are governed by ORS 742.400.
The settlement of a medical malpractice claim may occur for a variety of reasons that do not necessarily reflect negatively on the professional competence or conduct of the provider. Therefore, there may be no disciplinary action appearing for a licensee, even though there is a closed malpractice claim on file. A payment in the settlement of a medical malpractice action does not create a presumption that medical malpractice occurred. This database represents information from reporters to date. Please note: Not all reporters may have submitted claim information to the Board.
Malpractice Claim Search by Licensee: Malpractice related information is included in the Board’s Verification of Licensure Report. This Report contains various types of information about Board Licensees, including malpractice information. Malpractice information and payout amounts can be found at the bottom of this report. You will be instructed to click on a link to view the malpractice related information.
Oregon Negligence/Malpractice Claim Report Form: Per ORS 742.400, claim reporters are required to submit claim information to the Oregon Medical Board within 30-days of notice to them, and again when the claim is resolved, including claims closed without payment. Here are the Instructions for the Claim Report Form.
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