Oregon Department of Human Services

Rule Rule 407-043-0010
Oregon Health Authority Transition Period Roles and Responsibilities


(1)

Effective June 26, 2009, 2009 Or. Laws Chapter 595 (House Bill 2009) created the Oregon Health Authority and transferred certain duties, functions, and powers of the Department of Human Services (Department) with respect to health and health care to the Oregon Health Authority. House Bill 2009 also authorized an operational transition period beginning June 26, 2009 and ending no later than June 30, 2011. The transferred subject areas are generally described in Section 19(1)(a), 2009 Or. Laws Chapter 595 as including but not limited to:

(a)

Developing the policies for and the provision of publicly funded medical care and medical assistance in Oregon;

(b)

Ensuring the promotion and protection of public health and the licensing of health care facilities;

(c)

Developing the policies for and the provision of mental health treatment and treatment for substance use disorders;

(d)

Administering the Oregon Prescription Drug Program; and

(e)

Establishing responsibility for the Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research and all functions of the office.

(2)

The transferred functions described in section (1)(a)–(e) above are generally carried out as currently described in Department rules by the Public Health Division, the Addictions and Mental Health Division, and the Division of Medical Assistance Programs.

(3)

Operational transfer of any Department program, business transaction, judicial or administrative proceeding, or any other duty, function, or power transferred to the Oregon Health Authority may occur, in whole or in part, on the date specified by the Oregon Health Authority, but no later than June 30, 2011.

(4)

In accordance with OAR 943-001-0010 (Oregon Health Authority) to 943-001-0015 (Transition Period Roles and Responsibilities), the Department shall continue to exercise all of the duties, functions, and powers relating to the transfer to the Oregon Health Authority, subject to the supervision and oversight of the Oregon Health Authority, until superseded by operational transfer, either in whole or in part, to the Oregon Health Authority as follows:

(a)

All rules shall remain in effect and ongoing rule filing processes may continue.

(b)

All program administration, policies, and procedures shall remain in effect and may continue to be developed and implemented.

(c)

Any judicial or administrative action, proceeding, contested case hearing, administrative review matter, or new action, proceeding, or matter involving or relating to the Department’s duties, functions, or powers transferred to the Oregon Health Authority shall continue under the Department.

(d)

All procurements, contracts, grants, or other business transactions shall remain the Department’s responsibility.

(e)

Rights and obligations legally incurred under contracts, leases, and business transactions shall remain legally valid.

(f)

Any taxes, assessments, fees, charges, or any payments due and payable to or reimbursable by the Department relating to the duties, functions, or powers transferred to the Oregon Health Authority shall continue to be paid to or reimbursed by the Department on behalf of the Oregon Health Authority.

(g)

Any former statutorily required findings, determinations, or recommendations to be made by the Department shall remain the Department’s responsibility.

(h)

All filings, notices, or service documents that were formerly mailed, provided to, or served upon the Department relating to the duties, functions, or powers transferred to the Oregon Health Authority shall continue to be made, provided to, or served upon the Department on behalf of the Oregon Health Authority.

(A)

Mailing or service of notices or documents on the Department shall be considered notice to the Oregon Health Authority. For example, any notice sent to the Department of Human Services Estate Administration Unit for purposes of ORS 113.145 (Information to devisees, heirs, interested persons, Department of Human Services and Oregon Health Authority), 114.525 (Content of affidavit), and 130.370 (Notice to individual claimants) shall be considered notice to the Oregon Health Authority.

(B)

If mailed, provided to, or served on the Oregon Health Authority, the filing, notice, or document shall be transmitted to the Department to respond or take such other actions as necessary to protect the state’s interests.

(5)

Any and all remaining duties, functions, or powers relating to the duties, functions, and powers transferred to the Oregon Health Authority that are not described in section (4) shall continue in effect or be exercised by the Department until superseded by operational transfer, either in whole or in part, to the Oregon Health Authority.
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