Health Care Facilities

ORS 441.535
Procedure to create public authority


A governing body may upon its own motion, and shall upon the written request of any three or more natural persons, consider whether it is advisable to create a public authority for the purpose of providing hospital facilities.


If the governing body, after public hearing according to its rules, determines that it is wise and desirable to create in a public authority the power and duties set forth in ORS 441.525 (Definitions for ORS 441.525 to 441.595) to 441.595 (Construction of ORS 441.525 to 441.595), it shall by ordinance or resolution establish such an authority. The ordinance or resolution shall set forth:


The name of the authority, which shall be “The Hospital Facility Authority of (Municipality), Oregon” or other similar distinctive name.


The number of directors of the authority, which shall not be less than five nor more than 11.


The names of the initial directors and their terms of service, which shall not exceed six years. At least one director shall also be a member of the governing body. Such director shall serve only so long as the director is a member of the governing body and, in any event, no longer than six years.


Such other provisions as may be appropriate and not inconsistent with ORS 441.525 (Definitions for ORS 441.525 to 441.595) to 441.595 (Construction of ORS 441.525 to 441.595) or the laws of Oregon.


Upon the adoption of such an ordinance or resolution, the authority shall be deemed established as a municipal corporation of this state and as a body corporate and politic exercising public powers.


An authority so organized shall have all the powers and duties contained in ORS 441.525 (Definitions for ORS 441.525 to 441.595) to 441.595 (Construction of ORS 441.525 to 441.595). The governing body, at its sole discretion and at any time, may alter or change the structure, organization, programs or activities of the authority, subject to any limitations imposed by law on the impairment of contracts. The governing body may dissolve the authority at any time, provided the authority has no bonds or other obligations outstanding. [1973 c.153 §3; 1977 c.201 §4]
§§ 441.525 to 441.595

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Hospital Facility Authority providing nursing home facilities, (1978) Vol 39, p 96

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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