ORS 442.535¹
Definitions for ORS 442.540 and 442.545

As used in ORS 442.540 (Nursing Services Program created) and 442.545 (Conditions of participation in Nursing Services Program):

(1) "Commission" means the Oregon Student Assistance Commission.

(2) "Nurse" means any person who is licensed under ORS 678.010 (Definitions for ORS 678.010 to 678.410) to 678.410 (Fees) as a registered nurse.

(3) "Nursing critical shortage area" means a locality or practice specialty identified as such by the Oregon State Board of Nursing, in consultation with the Office of Rural Health, under ORS 442.540 (Nursing Services Program created).

(4) "Qualifying loan" means any loan made to a nursing student under:

(a) Programs under Title IV, parts B, D and E, of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended; or

(b) The Nursing Student Loan and Health Education Assistance Loan programs administered by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. [2001 c.599 §1]

Note: 442.535 (Definitions for ORS 442.540 and 442.545) to 442.545 (Conditions of participation in Nursing Services Program) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 442 or any series therein by legislative action. 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).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information