2011 ORS § 442.015¹
Definitions

As used in ORS chapter 441 and this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) Acquire or acquisition means obtaining equipment, supplies, components or facilities by any means, including purchase, capital or operating lease, rental or donation, with intention of using such equipment, supplies, components or facilities to provide health services in Oregon. When equipment or other materials are obtained outside of this state, acquisition is considered to occur when the equipment or other materials begin to be used in Oregon for the provision of health services or when such services are offered for use in Oregon.

(2) Affected persons has the same meaning as given to party in ORS 183.310 (Definitions for chapter).

(3)(a) Ambulatory surgical center means a facility or portion of a facility that operates exclusively for the purpose of providing surgical services to patients who do not require hospitalization and for whom the expected duration of services does not exceed 24 hours following admission.

(b) Ambulatory surgical center does not mean:

(A) Individual or group practice offices of private physicians or dentists that do not contain a distinct area used for outpatient surgical treatment on a regular and organized basis, or that only provide surgery routinely provided in a physicians or dentists office using local anesthesia or conscious sedation; or

(B) A portion of a licensed hospital designated for outpatient surgical treatment.

(4) Budget means the projections by the hospital for a specified future time period of expenditures and revenues with supporting statistical indicators.

(5) Develop means to undertake those activities that on their completion will result in the offer of a new institutional health service or the incurring of a financial obligation, as defined under applicable state law, in relation to the offering of such a health service.

(6) Expenditure or capital expenditure means the actual expenditure, an obligation to an expenditure, lease or similar arrangement in lieu of an expenditure, and the reasonable value of a donation or grant in lieu of an expenditure but not including any interest thereon.

(7) Freestanding birthing center means a facility licensed for the primary purpose of performing low risk deliveries.

(8) Governmental unit means the state, or any county, municipality or other political subdivision, or any related department, division, board or other agency.

(9) Gross revenue means the sum of daily hospital service charges, ambulatory service charges, ancillary service charges and other operating revenue. Gross revenue does not include contributions, donations, legacies or bequests made to a hospital without restriction by the donors.

(10)(a) Health care facility means:

(A) A hospital;

(B) A long term care facility;

(C) An ambulatory surgical center;

(D) A freestanding birthing center; or

(E) An outpatient renal dialysis center.

(b) Health care facility does not mean:

(A) A residential facility licensed by the Department of Human Services or the Oregon Health Authority under ORS 443.415 (License applications);

(B) An establishment furnishing primarily domiciliary care as described in ORS 443.205 (Definitions for ORS 443.215 and 443.225);

(C) A residential facility licensed or approved under the rules of the Department of Corrections;

(D) Facilities established by ORS 430.335 (Responsibility of Oregon Health Authority relating to alcohol and drug dependence) for treatment of substance abuse disorders; or

(E) Community mental health programs or community developmental disabilities programs established under ORS 430.620 (Establishment of community mental health and developmental disabilities programs by one or more counties).

(11) Health maintenance organization or HMO means a public organization or a private organization organized under the laws of any state that:

(a) Is a qualified HMO under section 1310 (d) of the U.S. Public Health Services Act; or

(b)(A) Provides or otherwise makes available to enrolled participants health care services, including at least the following basic health care services:

(i) Usual physician services;

(ii) Hospitalization;

(iii) Laboratory;

(iv) X-ray;

(v) Emergency and preventive services; and

(vi) Out-of-area coverage;

(B) Is compensated, except for copayments, for the provision of the basic health care services listed in subparagraph (A) of this paragraph to enrolled participants on a predetermined periodic rate basis; and

(C) Provides physicians services primarily directly through physicians who are either employees or partners of such organization, or through arrangements with individual physicians or one or more groups of physicians organized on a group practice or individual practice basis.

(12) Health services means clinically related diagnostic, treatment or rehabilitative services, and includes alcohol, drug or controlled substance abuse and mental health services that may be provided either directly or indirectly on an inpatient or ambulatory patient basis.

(13) Hospital means:

(a) A facility with an organized medical staff and a permanent building that is capable of providing 24-hour inpatient care to two or more individuals who have an illness or injury and that provides at least the following health services:

(A) Medical;

(B) Nursing;

(C) Laboratory;

(D) Pharmacy; and

(E) Dietary; or

(b) A special inpatient care facility as that term is defined by the Oregon Health Authority by rule.

(14) Institutional health services means health services provided in or through health care facilities and includes the entities in or through which such services are provided.

(15) Intermediate care facility means a facility that provides, on a regular basis, health-related care and services to individuals who do not require the degree of care and treatment that a hospital or skilled nursing facility is designed to provide, but who because of their mental or physical condition require care and services above the level of room and board that can be made available to them only through institutional facilities.

(16) Long term care facility means a facility with permanent facilities that include inpatient beds, providing medical services, including nursing services but excluding surgical procedures except as may be permitted by the rules of the Director of Human Services, to provide treatment for two or more unrelated patients. Long term care facility includes skilled nursing facilities and intermediate care facilities but may not be construed to include facilities licensed and operated pursuant to ORS 443.400 (Definitions for ORS 443.400 to 443.455) to 443.455 (Civil penalties).

(17) New hospital means a facility that did not offer hospital services on a regular basis within its service area within the prior 12-month period and is initiating or proposing to initiate such services. New hospital also includes any replacement of an existing hospital that involves a substantial increase or change in the services offered.

(18) New skilled nursing or intermediate care service or facility means a service or facility that did not offer long term care services on a regular basis by or through the facility within the prior 12-month period and is initiating or proposing to initiate such services. New skilled nursing or intermediate care service or facility also includes the rebuilding of a long term care facility, the relocation of buildings that are a part of a long term care facility, the relocation of long term care beds from one facility to another or an increase in the number of beds of more than 10 or 10 percent of the bed capacity, whichever is the lesser, within a two-year period.

(19) Offer means that the health care facility holds itself out as capable of providing, or as having the means for the provision of, specified health services.

(20) Outpatient renal dialysis facility means a facility that provides renal dialysis services directly to outpatients.

(21) Person means an individual, a trust or estate, a partnership, a corporation (including associations, joint stock companies and insurance companies), a state, or a political subdivision or instrumentality, including a municipal corporation, of a state.

(22) Skilled nursing facility means a facility or a distinct part of a facility, that is primarily engaged in providing to inpatients skilled nursing care and related services for patients who require medical or nursing care, or an institution that provides rehabilitation services for the rehabilitation of individuals who are injured or sick or who have disabilities. [1977 c.751 §1; 1979 c.697 §2; 1979 c.744 §31; 1981 c.693 §1; 1983 c.482 §1; 1985 c.747 §16; 1987 c.320 §233; 1987 c.660 §4; 1987 c.753 §2; 1989 c.708 §5; 1989 c.1034 §5; 1991 c.470 §9; 2001 c.100 §1; 2001 c.104 §181a; 2001 c.900 §179; 2003 c.75 §91; 2003 c.784 §11; 2005 c.22 §300; 2007 c.70 §242; 2009 c.595 §749; 2009 c.792 §63]