ORS 442.505¹
Technical assistance to rural hospitals

The Office of Rural Health shall institute a program to provide technical assistance to hospitals defined by the office as rural. The Office of Rural Health shall be primarily responsible for providing:

(1) A recruitment and retention program for physicians and other primary care providers in rural areas.

(2) An informational link between rural hospitals and state and federal policies regarding regulations and payment sources.

(3) A system for effectively networking rural hospitals and providers so that they may compete or negotiate with urban based health maintenance organizations.

(4) Assistance to rural hospitals in identifying strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

(5) In conjunction with the Oregon Association of Hospitals, a report that identifies models that will replace or restructure inefficient health services in rural areas. [1987 c.918 §3; 2005 c.22 §301]

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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