2007 ORS 442.035¹
Oregon Health Policy Commission
  • qualifications
  • terms
  • officers
  • meetings
  • compensation and expenses

(1) The Oregon Health Policy Commission is established to serve as the policy-making body responsible for health policy and planning for the state.

(2) The members of the commission shall be residents of the State of Oregon and shall be appointed by the Governor, subject to the following:

(a) The commission shall have 10 public members and shall include at least one member from each congressional district of the state.

(b) The membership of the commission shall broadly represent the geographic, social, economic, occupational, linguistic and racial population of the state and shall include individuals who represent Oregon’s rural and urban medically underserved populations.

(c) The commission shall have a majority of members who are not direct providers of health care and shall include individuals who represent Oregon’s rural and urban medically underserved populations.

(d) The commission shall have at least one member who is a physician licensed to practice in this state. For the purposes of this paragraph, "physician" has the meaning given that term in ORS 677.010 (Definitions).

(e) Members shall be appointed to three-year terms.

(f) A member may not serve more than two consecutive terms.

(3) Voting members of the commission shall serve at the Governor’s pleasure.

(4) Voting members shall select a chairperson and a vice chairperson from among themselves.

(5) The commission shall meet at least quarterly.

(6) Members are entitled to compensation and expenses as provided in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions).

(7) If a vacancy of a voting member is created on the commission for any reason, the Governor shall fill the vacancy by appointing a member to a three-year term.

(8) In addition to the members appointed to the commission under subsection (2) of this section:

(a) The President of the Senate, in consultation with leadership from the minority party, shall appoint two members of the Senate to the commission, one from the majority party and one from the minority party, who shall be nonvoting, advisory members; and

(b) The Speaker of the House of Representatives, in consultation with leadership from the minority party, shall appoint two members of the House of Representatives to the commission, one from the majority party and one from the minority party, who shall be nonvoting, advisory members. [1977 c.751 §3; 1979 c.697 §3; 1981 c.693 §3; 1983 c.482 §3; 1985 c.747 §4; 1987 c.660 §1; 1995 c.727 §20; 1997 c.683 §17; 2001 c.280 §1; 2003 c.784 §1; 2005 c.771 §2]

Note: Section 1, chapter 771, Oregon Laws 2005, provides:

Sec. 1. Notwithstanding ORS 442.035 (Oregon Health Policy Commission) (2)(e), the terms of office of the first three members appointed by the Governor to the Oregon Health Policy Commission on or after the effective date of this 2005 Act [August 23, 2005] shall be four years. [2005 c.771 §1]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Rulemaking authority of Statewide Health Coordinating Council, (1977) Vol 38, p 1229

Chapter 442

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Participa­tion of hospital owners or administrators in joint review of hospital expenses, services, (1978) Vol 38, p 2060; State Health Planning and Develop­ment Agency's responsibility to evaluate and act upon nursing home budget and rate increase notifica­tions where posi­tions and funds are deleted from agency's budget, (1979) Vol 40, p 56; health systems agency's failure to review or submit recommenda­tion and findings on applica­tion for certificate of need, (1979) Vol 40, p 135

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 442—Health Planning, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­442.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 442, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­442ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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