(1)“Board of governors” means the governors of a cooperative program as described in OAR 410-145-0020 (Board of Governors).
(2)“Cooperative program” means a program among two or more health care providers for the purpose of providing heart and kidney transplant services including, but not limited to, the sharing, allocation and referral of physicians, patients, personnel, instructional programs, support services, facilities, medical diagnostic, laboratory or therapeutic services, equipment, devices or supplies, and other services traditionally offered by health care providers.
(3)“Director” means the Director of the Department of Human Services.
(4)“Health care provider” means a hospital, physician or entity, a significant part of whose activities consist of providing hospital or physician services in this state. For purposes of the immunities provided under ORS 442.700 (Definitions for ORS 442.700 to 442.760) to 442.760 (Status to contest order) and 646.740 (Permitted activities), “health care provider” includes any officer, director, trustee, employee, or agent of, or any entity under common ownership and control with, a health care provider.
(5)“Hospital” means a health care facility defined in ORS 442.015 (Definitions)(14)(a) to (d) and licensed under 441.015 (Licensing of facilities and health maintenance organizations)–441.097 and includes community health programs established under 430.610 (Legislative policy)–430.700. In other words, as used in this division the term “hospital” includes health care facilities licensed as hospitals, special inpatient care facilities, skilled and intermediate long-term care facilities, and ambulatory surgical centers. It also includes community mental health and developmental disabilities programs established under ORS 430.610 (Legislative policy) to 430.700. It does not include establishments furnishing primarily domiciliary care.
(6)“Order” means a decision issued by the director under OAR 410-145-0010 (Application Procedures) either approving or denying an application for a cooperative program and includes modification of an original order under 410-145-0040 (Review and Evaluation of Annual Report)(3)(b) and orders under 410-145-0060 (Action on Complaints)(1) and (4).
(7)“Party to a cooperative agreement” or “party” means an entity that enters into the principal agreement to establish a cooperative program and applies for approval under this division and any other entity that, with the approval of the director, becomes a member of the cooperative program.
(8)“Physician” means a physician defined in ORS 677. 010(12) and licensed under ORS Chapter 677 (Regulation of Medicine, Podiatry and Acupuncture).
(9)“Urban area” means a Metropolitan Statistical Area as defined by the federal Bureau of the Census.
Rule 410-145-0000 — Definitions,