2011 ORS § 414.041¹
Simplified application process
  • outreach and enrollment

(1) The Oregon Health Authority, under the direction of the Oregon Health Policy Board and in collaboration with the Department of Human Services, shall implement a streamlined and simple application process for the medical assistance and premium assistance programs administered by the Oregon Health Authority and the Office of Private Health Partnerships. The process shall include, but not be limited to:

(a) An online application that may be submitted via the Internet;

(b) Application forms that are readable at a sixth grade level and that request the minimum amount of information necessary to begin processing the application; and

(c) Application assistance from qualified staff to aid individuals who have language, cognitive, physical or geographic barriers to applying for medical assistance or premium assistance.

(2) In developing the simplified application forms, the department shall consult with persons not employed by the department who have experience in serving vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations.

(3) The Oregon Health Authority shall facilitate outreach and enrollment efforts to connect eligible individuals with all available publicly funded health programs, including but not limited to the Family Health Insurance Assistance Program. [2009 c.867 §35; 2009 c.828 §58; 2011 c.720 §130]

Note: 414.041 (Simplified application process) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 414 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.