“American Indian or Alaska Native” means an individual:
Identifying as a member of the federal demographic category meaning an individual that is a member of a federally-recognized Indian tribe or an individual who:
Is a member of a tribe, band, or other organized group of Indians, including those tribes, bands, or groups terminated since 1940 and those recognized now or in the future by the State of Oregon, or an individual who is a descendant, in the first or second degree, of any such member.
Is an Eskimo or Aleut or other Alaska Native.
Is considered by the Secretary of the Department of Interior to be an Indian for any purpose.
Is determined to be an Indian under regulations promulgated by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America) and maintaining a tribal affiliation or community attachment.
“African” means an individual identifying with or descending from any of the racial groups of Africa whose national origin is from a country on the continent of Africa.
“African American or Black” is a federal demographic category meaning an individual identifying with or descending from any of the black racial groups of Africa.
“Asian” is a federal demographic category meaning an individual identifying with or descending from any of the original peoples of East Asia, Southeast Asia, or South Asia including Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
“Authority” means the Oregon Health Authority.
“Declined to answer” is a demographic designation used when the individual actively chooses not to provide information on their race or ethnicity.
“Demographic data” means collected information related to age, gender, race, ethnicity, preferred spoken, signed and written language, and disability status. Demographic data under these rules will be collected for the purpose of better understanding populations who interact with the Authority and the Department.
"Department” means the Department of Human Services.
“Ethnicity” means a demographic designation for a group of people sharing a culture that includes race, religion, language, and other cultural characteristics including ancestry or country of origin.
“Hispanic or Latino” is a federal demographic category meaning an individual of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Dominican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.
“Race” means a demographic designation for a group of people who share a common heredity.
Race includes shared ancestry, national origin and sociocultural characteristics.
Race is not a biological, anthropological or genetic distinction.
“Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander” is a federal demographic category meaning an individual having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
“Other” means an individual identifies with a demographic designation not listed.
“Primary racial or ethnic identity” means the race or ethnicity with which an individual most identifies when opting to choose from multiple designations.
“Unknown” means a category used when a demographic designation is missing for some reason other than the individual declining to answer and includes, but is not limited to situations where:
The individual or caregiver is unable to provide an answer; or
There is no available family member or caregiver to respond for the individual.
“White” is a federal demographic category meaning an individual having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa. It includes people who indicate their race as “White” or report entries such as Irish, German, Italian, Lebanese, Arab, Moroccan, or Caucasian..