The Director of the Oregon Health Authority shall appoint a Public Health Officer who shall be responsible for the medical and paramedical aspects of the health programs within the Oregon Health Authority. The Public Health Officer must be a physician licensed under ORS chapter 677 who:
Is certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine or the board of a primary care clinical specialty such as internal medicine, family medicine or pediatrics; and
Has at least two years of experience working for a local, state or federal public health authority.
The Public Health Officer:
Is responsible for the duties imposed by 42 U.S.C. 300ff-133(g) and 300ff-136;