2017 ORS 353.020¹
Oregon Health and Science University as public corporation
  • establishment
  • status

Oregon Health and Science University is established as a public corporation and shall exercise and carry out all powers, rights and privileges that are expressly conferred upon it, are implied by law or are incident to such powers. The university shall be a governmental entity performing governmental functions and exercising governmental powers. The university shall be an independent public corporation with statewide purposes and missions and without territorial boundaries. The university shall be a governmental entity but shall not be considered a unit of local or municipal government or a state agency for purposes of state statutes or constitutional provisions. [1995 c.162 §2; 1999 c.291 §2; 2001 c.123 §1]

Notes of Decisions

Although independent of state for certain purposes, for purposes of govern­mental immunity, university remains state instru­mentality performing state func­tions. Clarke v. Oregon Health Sciences University, 206 Or App 610, 138 P3d 900 (2006), aff’d 343 Or 581, 175 P3d 418 (2007)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 353—Oregon Health and Science University, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors353.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 353, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano353.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.