ORS 441.705¹
Definitions for ORS 441.705 to 441.745

As used in ORS 441.705 (Definitions for ORS 441.705 to 441.745) to 441.745 (Penalties to General Fund):

(1) "Direct patient care or feeding" means any care provided directly to or for any patient related to that patient’s physical, medical and dietary well-being as defined by rules of the Department of Human Services.

(2) "Person" means a licensee under ORS 441.015 (Licensing of facilities and health maintenance organizations) to 441.087 (General inspection of long term care facility), 441.525 (Definitions for ORS 441.525 to 441.595) to 441.595 (Construction of ORS 441.525 to 441.595), 441.815 (Smoking of tobacco in certain hospital rooms prohibited), 441.820 (Procedure for termination of physician's privilege to practice medicine at health care facility), 441.990 (Criminal penalties), 442.342 (Waiver of requirements), 442.344 (Exemptions from requirements) and 442.400 ("Health care facility" defined) to 442.463 (Annual utilization report), or a person whom the Director of Human Services finds should be so licensed but is not, but does not include any employee of such licensee or person.

(3) "Staff to patient ratio" means the number and training of persons providing direct patient care as defined in rules of the department. [1975 c.328 §9; 1977 c.261 §7; 1987 c.428 §35; 2001 c.900 §177; 2003 c.14 §256]

Note: 441.705 (Definitions for ORS 441.705 to 441.745) to 441.745 (Penalties to General Fund) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 441 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Chapter 441

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Licensing and phantom beds, (1970) Vol 40, p 171; a hospital's employing a licensed physical therapist as unauthorized practice, (1975) Vol 37, p 963

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 441—Health Care Facilities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors441.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 441, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­441ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information