ORS 442.045¹
Commission duties

The Oregon Health Policy Commission shall perform the following functions:

(1) Develop a plan for and monitor the implementation of the state health policy.

(2) Act as the policy-making body for a statewide data clearinghouse established within the Department of Human Services or among other state agencies as appropriate for the acquisition, compilation, correlation and dissemination of data from health care providers, other state and local agencies including the state Medicaid program, third-party payers and other appropriate sources in furtherance of the purpose and intent of the Legislative Assembly as expressed in ORS 442.025 (Findings and policy).

(3) Review reports provided at least biennially by the Administrator of the Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research on the findings, trends and long-term implications arising from data collected pursuant to ORS 442.120 (Ambulatory surgery and inpatient discharge abstract records) and 442.400 ("Health care facility" defined) to 442.463 (Annual utilization report) and by the statewide data clearinghouse authorized by subsection (2) of this section.

(4) Provide a forum for discussion of health policy and health care issues facing the citizens of the State of Oregon.

(5) Identify and analyze significant health policy and health care issues affecting the state and make policy recommendations to the Governor.

(6) Prepare and submit to the Governor and the Legislative Assembly resolutions relating to health policy and health care reform.

(7) Review State Medicaid Plan amendments, modifications in Medicaid operational protocols, applications for waivers to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed by the Department of Human Services and administrative rules for the state’s medical assistance program and other health care programs.

(8) Act as the primary advisory committee to the Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research, the Governor and the Legislative Assembly.

(9) Perform all other functions authorized or required by state law. [1977 c.751 §4; 1981 c.693 §4; 1983 c.482 §4; 1985 c.187 §1; 1985 c.747 §5; 1987 c.660 §2; 1991 c.470 §17; 1995 c.727 §22; 1997 c.683 §18; 1999 c.581 §1; 2003 c.784 §3]

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/­Archive/­2007ors442.­pdf (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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