Health Care Facilities

ORS 441.615
Powers and responsibilities of department

  • rules


In the administration of ORS 441.600 (Definitions for ORS 441.600 to 441.625) to 441.625 (Retaliation against resident exercising rights prohibited), 441.710 (Civil penalties) and 441.715 (Criteria for civil penalties), the Department of Human Services shall have the following powers and responsibilities:

(1)

To inspect any facility and the records of any facility to insure compliance with ORS 441.600 (Definitions for ORS 441.600 to 441.625) to 441.625 (Retaliation against resident exercising rights prohibited), 441.710 (Civil penalties) and 441.715 (Criteria for civil penalties).

(2)

To adopt rules in accordance with ORS chapter 183, including but not limited to procedures for investigations and administrative hearings.

(3)

To file complaints and initiate proceedings for the enforcement of ORS 441.600 (Definitions for ORS 441.600 to 441.625) to 441.625 (Retaliation against resident exercising rights prohibited), 441.710 (Civil penalties) and 441.715 (Criteria for civil penalties) or of rules adopted under ORS 441.600 (Definitions for ORS 441.600 to 441.625) to 441.625 (Retaliation against resident exercising rights prohibited), 441.710 (Civil penalties) and 441.715 (Criteria for civil penalties).

(4)

To issue subpoenas. [1979 c.261 §3]
§§ 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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