ORS 442.200¹
Definitions for ORS 442.205

As used in this section and ORS 442.205 (Community benefit reporting):

(1) "Charity care" means free or discounted health services provided to persons who cannot afford to pay and from whom a hospital has no expectation of payment. "Charity care" does not include bad debt, contractual allowances or discounts for quick payment.

(2) "Community benefit" means a program or activity that provides treatment or promotes health and healing in response to an identified community need. "Community benefit" includes:

(a) Charity care;

(b) Losses related to Medicaid, Medicare, State Children’s Health Insurance Program or other publicly funded health care program shortfalls;

(c) Community health improvement services;

(d) Research;

(e) Financial and in-kind contributions to the community; and

(f) Community building activities affecting health in the community. [2007 c.384 §2]

Note: 442.200 (Definitions for ORS 442.205) and 442.205 (Community benefit reporting) were added to and made a part of ORS chapter 442 by legislative action but were not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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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