ORS 182.460
Statutory provisions applicable to semi-independent state agencies


Except as provided in subsections (2) and (3) of this section and as otherwise provided by law, the provisions of ORS 283.085 (Definitions for ORS 283.085 to 283.092) to 283.092 (Effect of financing agreement on tax status) and ORS chapters 240, 276, 279A, 279B, 279C, 282, 283, 291, 292 and 293 do not apply to a board. A board is subject to all other statutes governing a state agency that do not conflict with ORS 182.456 (Definitions for ORS 182.456 to 182.472) to 182.472 (Reports), including the tort liability provisions of ORS 30.260 (Definitions for ORS 30.260 to 30.300) to 30.300 (ORS 30.260 to 30.300 exclusive) and the provisions of ORS chapter 183, and a board’s employees are included within the Public Employees Retirement System.


Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, the following provisions apply to a board:


ORS 240.309 (Temporary appointments) (1) to (6) and 240.321 (Collective bargaining);


ORS 279A.250 (Definitions for ORS 279A.250 to 279A.290) to 279A.290 (Miscellaneous receipts accounts);


ORS 282.210 (Performance within state of public printing, binding and stationery work) to 282.230 (Provisions required in contracts for work to be done outside of state); and


ORS 293.240 (Writing off uncollectible debts due state agency).


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).

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