ORS 442.625¹
Emergency Medical Services Enhancement Account
  • distribution of moneys in account

(1) The Emergency Medical Services Enhancement Account is established separate and distinct from the General Fund. Interest earned on moneys in the account shall accrue to the account. All moneys deposited in the account are continuously appropriated to the Department of Revenue for the purposes of this section.

(2) The Department of Revenue shall distribute moneys in the Emergency Medical Services Enhancement Account in the following manner:

(a) 35 percent of the moneys in the account shall be transferred to the Office of Rural Health established under ORS 442.475 (Office of Rural Health) for the purpose of enhancing emergency medical services in rural areas as specified in ORS 442.507 (Assistance to rural emergency medical service systems).

(b) 25 percent of the moneys in the account shall be transferred to the Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems Program established under ORS 431.623 (Program created in Department of Human Services).

(c) 35 percent of the moneys in the account shall be transferred to the Area Health Education Center program established under ORS 353.450 (Area Health Education Center program).

(d) 5 percent of the moneys in the account shall be transferred to the Oregon Poison Center referred to in ORS 431.890 (Poison Prevention Task Force). [1999 c.1056 §3]

Note: 442.625 (Emergency Medical Services Enhancement Account) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was 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.

Note: Sections 1 and 2, chapter 904, Oregon Laws 2007, provide:

Sec. 1. Task Force for Comprehensive Obesity Prevention Initiative. (1) There is created the Task Force for a Comprehensive Obesity Prevention Initiative, consisting of 13 members appointed as follows:

(a) The President of the Senate shall appoint:

(A) Two members of the Senate Committee on Health Policy and Public Affairs.

(B) Two members who are on the faculty of the Center for the Study of Weight Regulation and Associated Disorders at the Oregon Health and Science University.

(b) The Speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint:

(A) Two members of the House of Representatives Committee on Health Care.

(B) Two members who are on the faculty of the Department of Public Health at the Oregon State University.

(c) The Director of Human Services shall appoint:

(A) Two representatives from the Office of Family Health Nutrition and Physical Activity; and

(B) Three representatives from universities within Oregon, or from other specialized groups, having expertise in:

(i) Preventing obesity and associated disorders;

(ii) Promoting good nutrition and physical fitness;

(iii) The built or physical environment; or

(iv) Addressing health issues in minority populations.

(2) The task force shall:

(a) Study obesity prevention and treatment and ways to decrease the number of cases of obesity in this state; and

(b) Utilize current research to develop a plan to implement and fund initiatives that will result in decreasing obesity and obesity-related diseases within the state.

(3) A majority of the members of the task force constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.

(4) Official action by the task force requires the approval of a majority of the members of the task force.

(5) The director, or the director’s designee, shall serve as chairperson.

(6) If there is a vacancy for any cause, the appointing authority shall make an appointment to become immediately effective.

(7) The task force shall meet at times and places specified by the call of the chairperson or of a majority of the members of the task force.

(8) The task force may adopt rules necessary for the operation of the task force.

(9) The task force shall submit a report, and may include recommendations for legislation, to the interim committees related to health care and health policy as appropriate no later than October 1, 2008.

(10) The Department of Human Services shall provide staff support to the task force.

(11) Members of the task force who are not members of the Legislative Assembly are not entitled to compensation, but may be reimbursed for actual and necessary travel and other expenses incurred by them in the performance of their official duties in the manner and amounts provided for in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions). Claims for expenses incurred in performing functions of the task force shall be paid out of funds appropriated to the Department of Human Services for that purpose.

(12) All agencies of state government, as defined in ORS 174.111 ("State government" defined), are directed to assist the task force in the performance of its duties and, to the extent permitted by laws relating to confidentiality, to furnish such information and advice as the members of the task force consider necessary to perform their duties. [2007 c.904 §1]

Sec. 2. Section 1 of this 2007 Act is repealed on the date of the convening of the next regular biennial legislative session [January 12, 2009]. [2007 c.904 §2]

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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