Referral Policies & Information

OREGON STATE LAW (ORS 441.098)

In accordance with Oregon state law, when your child is referred for healthcare outside of our clinic, we are required to notify you that you may take your child to have the test, service or other evaluation performed at the facility advised by our provider but you are also free to take your child to the facility of your choice, at your discretion, to have the similar recommended tests, services or evaluation performed.

OREGON STATE LAW (ORS 441.098)

  • A referral for a diagnostic test or health care treatment or service will be based on the patient’s clinical needs and personal health choices. 
  • The patient has a choice and when referred to a facility for a diagnostic test or health care treatment or service the patient may receive the test or treatment service at a facility other than the one recommended by the health care practitioner. 
  • If the patient chooses to have the diagnostic test, health care treatment or service at a facility different from the one recommended by a practitioner, the patient is responsible for determining the extent of coverage or the limitation on coverage for the diagnostic test, health care treatment or service at the facility chosen by the patient.
  • A health care practitioner will not deny, limit or withdraw a referral solely because the patient chooses to have the diagnostic test or health care treatment or service at a facility other than the one recommended by the health practitioner.