2011 ORS § 676.607¹
Agency responsibilities
  • enumeration of powers not exclusive
  • rules

(1) The Oregon Health Licensing Agency is responsible for the administration and regulatory oversight of the boards, councils and programs listed in ORS 676.606 (Oversight and centralized service by agency). The responsibilities of the agency include, but are not limited to:

(a) Budgeting;

(b) Record keeping;

(c) Staffing;

(d) Contracting;

(e) Consumer protection and investigating complaints;

(f) Approving and collecting fees;

(g) Establishing and administering uniform application processes for the issuance of certificates, licenses, permits and registrations;

(h) Issuing and renewing certificates, licenses, permits and registrations;

(i) Conditioning, limiting, suspending, revoking or refusing to issue or renew a certificate, license, permit or registration or otherwise disciplining applicants, certificate holders, licensees, permit holders and registration holders;

(j) Sanctioning any examination service provider, interpreter or proctor who is under contract or agreement with the agency and who compromises the security, confidentiality or integrity of examinations developed or conducted pursuant to the statutory authority of the boards and councils listed in ORS 676.606 (Oversight and centralized service by agency);

(k) Enforcing all administrative rules adopted under any statute the agency is charged with enforcing, including board, council and program administrative rules establishing professional code of conduct and practice standards, continuing education requirements, the scope of professional practice and requirements for obtaining informed consent before providing certain services or performing any procedure on clients;

(L) Preparing, tracking and reporting agency performance measures;

(m) Implementing regulatory streamlining initiatives to reduce regulatory burdens without compromising regulatory standards;

(n) Preparing and circulating printed and electronic materials for educating or otherwise assisting applicants, certificate holders, licensees, permit holders and registration holders and the public;

(o) Adopting rules for the issuance of waivers or provisional authorizations to practice, and establishing special conditions of practice, during a state of emergency declared by the Governor under ORS 401.165 (Declaration of state of emergency);

(p) Referring impaired practitioners to a diversion program approved or recognized by the agency and establishing criteria by rule for monitoring the impaired practitioners progress and successful completion of the program; and

(q) Establishing requirements for additional education, training or supervised experience to achieve compliance with the laws and rules governing professional practice.

(2) The enumeration of duties, functions and powers in subsection (1) of this section is not intended to be exclusive or to limit the duties, functions and powers imposed on or vested in the agency by other statutes. [1999 c.885 §3; 2005 c.648 §3; 2009 c.701 §9]