ORS 676.607¹
Agency responsibilities
  • enumeration of powers not exclusive
  • rules

(1) The Oregon Health Licensing Agency is responsible for the administration and regulatory oversight of the boards, councils and programs listed in ORS 676.606 (Oversight and centralized service by agency). The responsibilities of the agency include, but are not limited to:

(a) Budgeting;

(b) Record keeping;

(c) Staffing;

(d) Contracting;

(e) Consumer protection and investigating complaints;

(f) Approving and collecting fees;

(g) Establishing and administering uniform application processes for the issuance of licenses, certificates, permits and registrations;

(h) Issuing and renewing licenses, certificates, permits and registrations;

(i) Conditioning, limiting, suspending, revoking or refusing to issue or renew a license, certificate, permit or registration or otherwise disciplining applicants, licensees, certificate holders, permit holders and registration holders;

(j) Sanctioning any examination service provider, interpreter or proctor who is under contract or agreement with the agency and who compromises the security, confidentiality or integrity of examinations developed or conducted pursuant to the statutory authority of the boards and councils listed in ORS 676.606 (Oversight and centralized service by agency);

(k) Adopting and enforcing all administrative rules promulgated under any statute the agency is charged with enforcing, including board, council and program administrative rules establishing professional standards, continuing education requirements or scope of practice issues;

(L) Preparing, tracking and reporting agency performance measures;

(m) Implementing regulatory streamlining initiatives to reduce regulatory burdens without compromising regulatory standards; and

(n) Preparing and circulating printed and electronic materials for educating or otherwise assisting applicants, licensees, certificate holders, permit holders and registration holders and the public.

(2) The enumeration of duties, functions and powers in subsection (1) of this section is not intended to be exclusive nor to limit the duties, functions and powers imposed on or vested in the agency by other statutes. [1999 c.885 §3; 2005 c.648 §3]

Note: See note under 676.605 (Purpose of Oregon Health Licensing Agency).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 676—Health Professions Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors676.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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