2015 ORS 348.597¹
Applicability of ORS 348.594 to 348.615

This section is amended
Effective January 1, 2017
Relating to higher education; creating new provisions; and amending ORS 348.511, 348.582, 348.594, 348.597, 348.608, 350.075, 350.290 and 458.685.

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, ORS 348.594 (Definitions for ORS 348.594 to 348.615) to 348.615 (Appeal procedure) apply to all schools that operate in this state.

(2) ORS 348.594 (Definitions for ORS 348.594 to 348.615) to 348.615 (Appeal procedure) do not apply to:

(a) An Oregon community college;

(b) A public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities);

(c) The Oregon Health and Science University;

(d) A school, or a separately accredited campus of a school, if the school:

(A) Is a nonprofit school that is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code;

(B) Conferred degrees in this state under the same control for at least five consecutive years; and

(C) Is accredited by a regional accrediting association or its national successor;

(e) A school that, on July 14, 2005, was a school that met the criteria and followed procedures to obtain a religious exemption adopted by rule by the Oregon Student Access Commission and that offered only degrees with approved titles in theology or religious occupations; or

(f) A school that is exempt from ORS 348.594 (Definitions for ORS 348.594 to 348.615) to 348.615 (Appeal procedure) under ORS 348.604 (Exemption from ORS 348.594 to 348.615).

(3) The Higher Education Coordinating Commission shall issue a separate license to issue degrees to each school that meets the requirements for exemption from evaluation by the office set forth in subsection (2)(d) of this section. The license shall remain in effect if the school continues to meet the requirements of subsection (2)(d) of this section. [2005 c.546 §1; 2007 c.325 §4; 2009 c.172 §1; 2011 c.353 §1; 2011 c.637 §178]

Note: 348.597 (Applicability of ORS 348.594 to 348.615), 348.604 (Exemption from ORS 348.594 to 348.615), 348.605 (Restrictions and duties of exempted schools), 348.607 (Fee for exemption application) and 348.608 (Certification by exempt school) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 348 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 348—Student Aid; Education Stability Fund; Planning, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors348.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
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.