Health Care Facilities

ORS 441.316
Termination of trust

  • extension
  • license revocation


The court may terminate a trust if the time period specified in the order appointing the trustee lapses or if the patients in the facility have been provided with care in another facility or upon petition of the licensee if the licensee intends to discontinue the operation of or close the facility during the period of trust. The court may use its discretion in terminating a trust upon petition of the licensee to determine whether discontinuance or closure will promote the health and safety of the patients.


At the expiration of the period for which the trustee was appointed, the court shall make a determination as to the future of the facility based upon evidence presented to the court. At that time the court may decide to:


Order the Department of Human Services to issue a new license to the person that was the licensee when the department filed the petition under ORS 441.281 (Petition for appointment of trustee) and permit the facility to continue in operation;


Extend the period of appointment of the trustee by not more than 90 days; or


Order the department without further administrative hearing to revoke the license of the facility.


Nothing in ORS 441.277 (Definitions for ORS 441.277 to 441.323) to 441.323 (Effect of trust or temporary management on prior obligations or civil or criminal liabilities) is intended to limit or prohibit any licensee from ceasing the operation of and closing a facility during the period of the trust. However, the licensee intending to do so shall give written notice of the intended action to the trustee pursuant to rules of the department. The trustee may continue to operate the facility for a period of not more than 60 days after notice is received. The licensee shall be liable for any expenses incurred in the operation of the facility during this period. [1981 c.868 §11; 1987 c.428 §22; 2009 c.539 §9]
§§ 441.277 to 441.323

Law Review Citations

18 WLR 135 (1982)

Chapter 441

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Licensing and phantom beds, (1970) Vol 40, p 171; a hospital's employing a licensed physical therapist as unauthorized practice, (1975) Vol 37, p 963


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