Health Services Administration

Oregon Medical Health Database

Oregon House Bill 3466 passed during the 2009 legislative session and provides a means by which individuals with mental illness or developmental disability can voluntarily disclose their medical information to a Community Mental Health Program (CMHP) that will then be made accessible to law enforcement agencies during an emergency.

The intent of the legislation was to create a way to help responding agencies assist persons with a qualifying illness or condition in obtaining medical, mental health and social services when responding to a request for an emergency service.

This is an opportunity to voluntarily provide information you would like law enforcement personnel to have if they come in contact with you during a time of crisis/emergency.

If you or a family member are interested in enrolling in this database please complete the Voluntary Consent Form, fill it out, print it and call 541-967-3866 extension 2304 to schedule an appointment.

Volunteer Consent Form

The information in this form will be entered into the Law Enforcement Data System to help the responding agencies assist persons with a qualifying illness or condition in obtaining medical, mental health and social services when responding to a request for an emergency service. The information will only be accessed to provide necessary information to responding law enforcement officers and other responding emergency personnel to assist in an emergency situation.

By completing this form the signer is authorizing the release of protected health information to law enforcement agencies and other emergency responders.

Oregon Medical Health Database Enrollment Instructions
Oregon Medical Health Database Enrollment Form
(PDF Format)

Oregon Medical Health Database Enrollment Instructions
Oregon Medical Health Database Enrollment Form
Microsoft Word Format

If you have any questions on the form or process, please contact Tanya Thompson at 541-967-3866 extension 2304.

This document can also be provided upon request in alternative formats for individuals with disabilities. Other formats may include (but are not limited to) large print, Braille, audio recordings, Web-based communications and other electronic formats. E-mail Oregon DHS at dhs.forms@state.or.us or visit the Oregon DHS Alternative Formats and Translations website for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is LEDS?

Law Enforcement Data System. This is a State of Oregon database used by all law enforcement agencies to share information. Oregon State Police are the gatekeepers of the information.

Who will have access to the information?

All Oregon Law Enforcement agencies. These officers have had extensive training regarding the use and limits of the information put into LEDS.

What if my information changes?

You can contact your therapist, or go to the Sheriff's Office, to request your information be updated.

How long will my information be in LEDS?

Until you or your guardian requests it removed.

Can I change my mind?

You can at any time have your information removed from LEDS. Information that has been shared, as with any release, cannot be retracted.

How will my information be used?

Law Enforcement will use your information during legal contacts or crisis/emergency situations in an effort to best serve you. This may include contacting agencies that are providing services such as mental or physical health, or family members or friends. These contacts are chosen by you to be entered into LEDS. You decide what information is provided that best helps you.

Why now?

HB 3466 was passed into law on January 01, 2010 making it a requirement "to create medical health database to aid law enforcement agencies in assisting persons with mental illness." This is to assist officers if they come in contact with persons with mental illness to understand who to contact in a crisis/emergency and to understand if such person may have special needs.

The complete text of ORS 181.641 can be found on the Oregon State Legislature website.

 

 
 

Location

Albany

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315 4th Ave SW
Albany, OR 97321

Telephone: 541-967-3888
Toll free: 1-800-304-7468
FAX: 541-924-6904
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Office Hours

Monday — Friday:
8:30 a.m. — 12 noon
1 p.m. — 5 p.m.

Other Resources

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