2013 Oregon Revised Statutes
Volume : 11 - Public Health, Housing, Environment
Chapter 432 - Vital Statistics
Section 432.083 - Requirements for institutions, health care practitioners and persons who transport dead bodies.


OR Rev Stat § 432.083 (2013) What's This?

(1) A person in charge of an institution shall keep a record of personal data concerning each person admitted or confined to the institution. The record shall include information as required for the reports of live birth, death, fetal death or induced termination of pregnancy required by this chapter. The record shall be made at the time of admission from information provided by the person being admitted or confined, but when it cannot be so obtained, the information shall be obtained from relatives or other persons acquainted with the facts. The name and address of the person providing the information shall be a part of the record.

(2) A licensed health care practitioner shall keep a record of personal data concerning each person under the practitioner's care for a condition that results in a reportable vital event if a record for that event is not maintained by an institution as described in subsection (1) of this section. The record shall include information as required for the reports of live birth, death, fetal death or induced termination of pregnancy required by this chapter. The record shall include information provided by the person under the practitioner's care. If the person being treated cannot provide the information, then the practitioner shall obtain the information from relatives or other persons acquainted with the facts. The name and address of the person providing the information shall be a part of the record.

(3) When a dead body or fetus is released or disposed of by an institution, the person in charge of the institution shall keep a record showing the name of the decedent, Social Security number, if issued, date of death, name and address of the person to whom the body or fetus is released and date of removal from the institution. If final disposition is made by the institution, the date, place and manner of disposition shall also be recorded.

(4) A funeral service practitioner, embalmer, sexton or other person who removes from the place of death, transports or makes final disposition of a dead body or fetus, in addition to filing a report required by this chapter or rules adopted under this chapter, shall keep a record that identifies the body and that includes information pertaining to the receipt, removal, delivery and final disposition of the body as may be required by rules adopted by the State Registrar of the Center for Health Statistics.

(5) Copies of records described in subsections (1) to (3) of this section shall be sent to the state registrar at least monthly. Records maintained under this section shall be retained for a period of not less than seven years and shall be made available for inspection by the state registrar or a representative of the state registrar upon demand. [Formerly 432.165]

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