Health Planning

ORS 442.700
Definitions for ORS 442.700 to 442.760

As used in ORS 442.700 (Definitions for ORS 442.700 to 442.760) to 442.760 (Status to contest order):


“Board of governors” means the governors of a cooperative program as described in ORS 442.720 (Board of governors for cooperative program).


“Cooperative program” means a program among two or more health care providers for the purpose of providing heart and kidney transplant services including, but not limited to, the sharing, allocation and referral of physicians, patients, personnel, instructional programs, support services, facilities, medical, diagnostic, laboratory or therapeutic services, equipment, devices or supplies, and other services traditionally offered by health care providers.


“Health care provider” means a hospital, physician or entity, a significant part of whose activities consist of providing hospital or physician services in this state. For purposes of the immunities provided by ORS 442.700 (Definitions for ORS 442.700 to 442.760) to 442.760 (Status to contest order) and 646.740 (Permitted activities), “health care provider” includes any officer, director, trustee, employee, or agent of, or any entity under common ownership and control with, a health care provider.


“Hospital” means a hospital, a long term care facility or an ambulatory surgical center, as those terms are defined in ORS 442.015 (Definitions), that is licensed under ORS 441.015 (Licensing of facilities and health maintenance organizations) to 441.087 (General inspection of long term care facility). “Hospital” includes community health programs established under ORS 430.610 (Legislative policy) to 430.695 (Treatment of certain receipts as offsets to state funds).


“Order” means a decision issued by the Director of the Oregon Health Authority under ORS 442.710 (Application for approval of cooperative program) either approving or denying an application for a cooperative program and includes modifications of an original order under ORS 442.730 (Review and evaluation of report) (3)(b) and ORS 442.740 (Powers of director over action under cooperative program) (1) and (4).


“Party to a cooperative program agreement” or “party” means an entity that enters into the principal agreement to establish a cooperative program and applies for approval under ORS 442.700 (Definitions for ORS 442.700 to 442.760) to 442.760 (Status to contest order) and 646.740 (Permitted activities) and any other entity that, with the approval of the director, becomes a member of a cooperative program.


“Physician” means a physician licensed under ORS chapter 677. [1993 c.769 §3; 2001 c.104 §182; 2007 c.70 §244; 2009 c.595 §755; 2009 c.792 §42; 2011 c.720 §198; 2013 c.129 §32; 2018 c.50 §16]
§§ 442.700 to 442.760

Law Review Citations

31 WLR 89 (1995)

Chapter 442

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Participation of hospital owners or administrators in joint review of hospital expenses, services, (1978) Vol 38, p 2060; State Health Planning and Development Agency's responsibility to evaluate and act upon nursing home budget and rate increase notifications where positions and funds are deleted from agency's budget, (1979) Vol 40, p 56; health systems agency's failure to review or submit recommendation and findings on application for certificate of need, (1979) Vol 40, p 135


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