ORS 442.420¹
Application for financial assistance
  • financial analysis and investigation authority
  • rules

(1) The Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research may apply for, receive and accept grants, gifts, payments and other funds and advances, appropriations, properties and services from the United States, the State of Oregon or any governmental body, agency or agencies or from any other public or private corporation or person, and enter into agreements with respect thereto, including the undertaking of studies, plans, demonstrations or projects.

(2) The Administrator of the Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research shall conduct or cause to have conducted such analyses and studies relating to costs of health care facilities as considered desirable, including but not limited to methods of reducing such costs, utilization review of services of health care facilities, peer review, quality control, financial status of any facility subject to ORS 442.400 ("Health care facility" defined) to 442.463 (Annual utilization report) and sources of public and private financing of financial requirements of such facilities.

(3) The administrator may also:

(a) Hold public hearings, conduct investigations and require the filing of information relating to any matter affecting the costs of and charges for services in all health care facilities;

(b) Subpoena witnesses, papers, records and documents the administrator considers material or relevant in connection with functions of the office subject to the provisions of ORS chapter 183;

(c) Exercise, subject to the limitations and restrictions imposed by ORS 442.400 ("Health care facility" defined) to 442.463 (Annual utilization report), all other powers which are reasonably necessary or essential to carry out the express objectives and purposes of ORS 442.400 ("Health care facility" defined) to 442.463 (Annual utilization report); and

(d) Adopt rules in accordance with ORS chapter 183 necessary in the administrator’s judgment for carrying out the functions of the office. [Formerly 441.435; 1981 c.693 §17; 1983 c.482 §15; 1985 c.747 §39; 1995 c.727 §26; 1997 c.683 §22; 1999 c.581 §4]

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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