Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, ORS chapter 240 applies to the Oregon Board of Optometry, the State Board of Massage Therapists and the Oregon Board of Physical Therapy.
In carrying out the duties, functions and powers of a board, the board may contract with any state agency for the performance of duties, functions and powers as the board considers appropriate. A state agency may not charge a board an amount that exceeds the actual cost of those services. ORS 182.456 (Definitions for ORS 182.456 to 182.472) to 182.472 (Reports) do not require an agency to provide services to a board other than pursuant to a voluntary interagency agreement or contract.
A board shall adopt personnel policies and contracting and purchasing procedures. The Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall review those policies and procedures for compliance with applicable state and federal laws and collective bargaining contracts.
Except as otherwise provided by law, directors and employees of a board are eligible to receive the same benefits as state employees and are entitled to retain their State of Oregon hire dates, transfer rights and job bidding rights, all without loss of seniority, and to the direct transfer of all accumulated state agency leaves. [1999 c.1084 §5; 2003 c.794 §204; 2007 c.71 §61; 2011 c.110 §1; 2012 c.107 §59; 2019 c.43 §2]Note: See note under 182.454 (Semi-independent state agencies).