2011 ORS § 441.103¹
Office of Long Term Care Ombudsman
  • terms
  • appointment
  • confirmation
  • qualifications

(1) The office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman is established. The Long Term Care Ombudsman shall function separately and independently from any other state agency. The Governor shall appoint the Long Term Care Ombudsman for a four-year term from a list of three nominees nominated by the Long Term Care Advisory Committee established under ORS 441.137 (Long Term Care Advisory Committee). Vacancies shall be filled within 60 days in the same manner as appointments are made, subject to Senate confirmation under ORS 171.562 (Procedures for confirmation) and 171.565 (Vote required for confirmation).

(2) The Long Term Care Ombudsman may be removed for just cause, upon recommendation to the Governor by the Long Term Care Advisory Committee.

(3) The Long Term Care Ombudsman shall have background and experience in the following areas:

(a) The field of aging;

(b) Health care;

(c) Working with community programs;

(d) Strong understanding of long term care issues, both regulatory and policy;

(e) Working with health care providers;

(f) Working with and involvement in volunteer programs; and

(g) Administrative and managerial experience. [1981 c.534 §2; 1985 c.153 §2]