2013 ORS § 127.675¹
Oregon POLST Registry Advisory Committee
  • members
  • meetings
  • term

(1) There is established the Oregon POLST Registry Advisory Committee to advise the Oregon Health Authority regarding the implementation, operation and evaluation of the POLST registry.

(2) The members of the Oregon POLST Registry Advisory Committee shall be appointed by the Director of the Oregon Health Authority and shall include, at a minimum:

(a) A health professional with extensive experience and leadership in POLST issues;

(b) A physician who is a supervising physician, as defined in ORS 682.025 (Definitions), for emergency medical services providers and who has extensive experience and leadership in POLST issues;

(c) A representative from the hospital community with extensive experience and leadership in POLST issues;

(d) A representative from the long term care community with extensive experience and leadership in POLST issues;

(e) A representative from the hospice community with extensive experience and leadership in POLST issues;

(f) An emergency medical services provider actively involved in providing emergency medical services; and

(g) Two members of the public with active interest in end-of-life treatment preferences, at least one of whom represents the interests of minorities.

(3) The Director of the Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems Program within the Oregon Health Authority, or a designee of the director, shall serve as a voting ex officio member of the committee.

(4) The Director of the Oregon Health Authority may appoint additional members to the committee.

(5) The committee shall meet at least four times per year, at times and places specified by the Director of the Oregon Health Authority.

(6) The Oregon Health Authority shall provide staff support for the committee.

(7) Except for the Director of the Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems Program, a member of the committee shall serve a term of two years. Before the expiration of the term of a member, the director shall appoint a successor whose term begins on January 2 next following. A member is eligible for reappointment. If there is a vacancy for any cause, the Director of the Oregon Health Authority shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term.

(8) The Director of the Oregon Health Authority, or a designee of the director, shall consult with the committee in drafting rules on the implementation, operation and evaluation of the POLST registry. [2009 c.595 §1186; 2011 c.703 §24]