ORS 440.360¹
Powers of health districts

A health district has all powers necessary to carry out the purposes of ORS 440.315 (Definitions for ORS 440.315 to 440.410) to 440.410 (Annual audit), including, but not limited to, the power:

(1) To provide directly or indirectly any physical or mental health related service.

(2) To make any contract or agreement, to purchase and lease real and personal property, to enter into business arrangements or relationships with public or private entities and to create and participate fully in the operation of any business structure, including the development of business structures and arrangements for health care delivery systems and managed care plans.

(3) To participate in community sponsored health screening, prevention, wellness, improvement or other activities that address the physical or mental health needs of district residents. Such participation may include clinical, financial, administrative, volunteer or other support considered appropriate by the board.

(4) To perform any other acts that in the judgment of the board are necessary or appropriate to accomplish the purposes of ORS 440.315 (Definitions for ORS 440.315 to 440.410) to 440.410 (Annual audit). [Formerly 441.320; 1979 c.520 §2; 1981 c.508 §3; 1983 c.699 §2; 1983 c.740 §155; 1985 c.747 §50; 1987 c.850 §1; 1997 c.857 §1; 1999 c.630 §2; 2003 c.802 §113]

See also annota­tions under ORS 441.320 in permanent edi­tion.

Notes of Decisions

A hospital district is a public employer and if it adopts rules creating a legitimate claim to job tenure, must comply with procedural due process require­ments in terminating employ­ment. Gunsolley v. Bushley, 19 Or App 884, 529 P2d 950 (1974)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 440—Health Districts; Port Hospitals, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors440.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 440, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­440ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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