Is it a crime to tamper with public records?

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Yes. Under ORS 162.305(1), a person commits the crime of tampering with public records if, without lawful authority, the person knowingly destroys, mutilates, conceals, removes, makes a false entry in or falsely alters any public record, including records relating to... View Article

Are medical records subject to the public records law?

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Medical records in the custody of public bodies are subject to the Public Records Law. ORS 179.505 addresses the disclosure of medical records maintained by publicly operated institutions and certain other programs. These records are exempt from disclosure to the... View Article

Are birth and death records public records?

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Abstracts (summaries) of birth and death records are open to public inspection. With several exceptions, birth records for births occurring within 100 years of the request and death records for deaths occurring within 50 years of the request (other than... View Article