Medical Chaperone

Beginning on July 1, 2023, all Oregonians will be entitled to have a medical chaperone present for intimate physical exams, including breast, genital, and rectal exams for patients of any age.

Medical chaperones serve as a witness to the events taking place. The presence of a trained chaperone can provide reassurance about the professional context and content of the exam.

For more information, please see the Oregon Medical Board’s digital brochure about physical exams.