Changes to Adolescent Suicide Reporting (ORS 441.750)

Oregon Revised Statute 441.750 requires hospitals to report statistical information to the Public Health Division about patients under 18 years of age who have attempted suicide. The Public Health Division has developed, in partnership with Oregon hospital emergency departments, a new electronic data reporting system known as ESSENCE that can now be used to gather mandated statistical information about adolescent suicide attempts. 
 
Effective immediately, please notify attending physicians, hospital social work staff and other appropriate staff that they are not required to complete a suicide attempt report form.