2017 ORS 353.117¹
Creation of tax-exempt entity by university

(1) Pursuant to ORS 353.050 (Powers and duties of board and university officials), Oregon Health and Science University may create and maintain an entity that is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended, for the purpose of conducting clinical care and practice and advancing other university missions by the faculty.

(2) Any entity created by the university under subsection (1) of this section shall be considered:

(a) A public employer for purposes of ORS 236.605 (Definitions for ORS 236.605 to 236.640) to 236.640 (Reemployment right of employee at end of cooperation agreement) and ORS chapters 238 and 238A;

(b) A unit of local government for purposes of ORS 190.003 (Definition for ORS 190.003 to 190.130) to 190.130 (Effect of ORS 190.125);

(c) A public body for purposes of ORS 30.260 (Definitions for ORS 30.260 to 30.300) to 30.300 (ORS 30.260 to 30.300 exclusive) and 307.112 (Property held under lease, sublease or lease-purchase by institution, organization or public body other than state);

(d) A public agency for purposes of ORS 200.090 (Contracting agencies to pursue policy of providing opportunities); and

(e) A public corporation for purposes of ORS 307.090 (Property of the state, counties and other municipal corporations). [2001 c.921 §26; 2003 c.86 §9; 2003 c.733 §75]

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 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.