Board of Medicine; medically unnecessary chaperones. (SB1079)

Introduced By

Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Medicine; medically unnecessary chaperones. Directs the Board of Medicine to amend its regulations to require that patients be notified that they have the right to opt out of the presence of a chaperone during medical examinations, provided that the chaperone is medically unnecessary. The bill also requires the regulations to include a provision permitting health care practitioners to refuse to perform medical services for a patient who refuses the presence of a chaperone. Read the Bill »


12/04/2020: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/17/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105621D
01/17/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB1079)
01/27/2020Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/06/2020Continued to 2021 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
12/04/2020Left in Education and Health