The Oregon Health Policy Board, in consultation with the Oregon Health and Science University and the Office of Rural Health, shall conduct an assessment of the health care workforce needs in this state, including but not limited to the health care workforce needed to address:
The continuing expansion in commercial and publicly funded health care coverage;
Health disparities among medically underserved populations; and
The need for health care providers in rural communities.
The board shall report to the Legislative Assembly no later than February 1 in each odd-numbered year on the health care workforce needs in this state and proposals for addressing those needs with programs funded by the Health Care Provider Incentive Fund established under ORS 676.450 (Health Care Provider Incentive Fund). [2017 c.718 §1]