Health Care Facilities

ORS 441.600
Definitions for ORS 441.600 to 441.625

As used in ORS 441.600 (Definitions for ORS 441.600 to 441.625) to 441.625 (Retaliation against resident exercising rights prohibited) unless the context requires otherwise:


“Department” means the Department of Human Services.


“Facility” means a long term care facility as defined in ORS 442.015 (Definitions).


“Legal representative” means attorney at law, person holding a general power of attorney, guardian, conservator or any person appointed by a court to manage the personal or financial affairs of a resident or person or agency legally responsible for the welfare or support of a resident.


“Person” means an individual and every form of organization, whether incorporated or unincorporated, including partnership, corporation, trust, association or administrative agency or political subdivision of this state.


“Resident” means an individual under care in a facility. [1979 c.261 §2; 1987 c.428 §25]
§§ 441.600 to 441.625

Notes of Decisions

Discharge of employee for reporting violation of policy to protect patients is discharge for fulfilling societal obligation and is actionable. McQuary v. Bel Air Convalescent Home, Inc., 69 Or App 107, 684 P2d 21 (1984), Sup Ct review denied

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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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