ORS 442.550¹
Definitions for ORS 442.550 to 442.570

Definitions for ORS 442.550 (Definitions for ORS 442.550 to 442.570) to 442.570 (Rural Health Services Fund).

As used in ORS 442.550 (Definitions for ORS 442.550 to 442.570) to 442.570 (Rural Health Services Fund):

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

(2) "Dentist" means any person licensed to practice dentistry under ORS chapter 679.

(3) "Nurse practitioner" means any person licensed under ORS 678.375 (Nurse practitioners).

(4) "Pharmacist" means any person licensed as a pharmacist under ORS chapter 689.

(5) "Physician" means any person licensed to practice medicine under ORS chapter 677.

(6) "Physician assistant" means any person licensed under ORS 677.495 (Definitions for ORS 677.495 to 677.545) and 677.505 (Application of provisions governing physician assistants to other health professions) to 677.525 (Fees).

(7) "Qualifying loan" means any loan made to a medical student, physician assistant student, dental student, pharmacy student or nursing student under:

(a) Common School Fund loan program under ORS 348.040 (Definitions for ORS 348.040 to 348.070) to 348.090 (Loans guaranteed by state agency);

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

(c) The Health Professions Student Loan, Nursing Student Loan, Health Education Assistance Loan and Primary Care Loan programs administered by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

(8) "Qualifying practice site" means:

(a) A rural hospital as defined in ORS 442.470 (Definitions for ORS 442.470 to 442.507);

(b) A rural health clinic;

(c) A pharmacy that is located in a medically underserved rural community in Oregon or a federally designated health professional shortage area and that is not part of a group of six or more pharmacies under common ownership; or

(d) Another practice site in a medically underserved rural community in Oregon. [1989 c.893 §16; 1991 c.947 §5; 1999 c.582 §11; 1999 c.704 §23; 2001 c.336 §1; 2005 c.357 §3; 2007 c.485 §1]

Note: 442.550 (Definitions for ORS 442.550 to 442.570) to 442.570 (Rural Health Services Fund) 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).
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