ORS 413.046¹
Right to courteous, fair and dignified treatment
  • grievances

(1) All applicants for and recipients of medical assistance, as defined in ORS 414.025 (Definitions for ORS chapters 411, 413 and 414), shall be treated in a courteous, fair and dignified manner by Oregon Health Authority employees.

(2) Any applicant or recipient who alleges discourteous, unfair or undignified treatment by an authority employee or alleges that an authority employee has provided incorrect or inadequate information regarding medical assistance programs may file a grievance with the authority. The authority shall publicize the grievance system in each office of the authority that is open to the public.

(3) The grievance shall be discussed first with the supervisor of the employee against whom the grievance is filed. If the grievance is not resolved, the applicant or recipient may discuss the grievance with the manager of the office.

(4) The authority shall compile a monthly report that summarizes each grievance filed against an authority employee and the action taken. The report shall identify each grievance by office and indicate the number of grievances filed against each authority employee. The report shall protect the anonymity of authority employees. The report shall be provided to the Medicaid Advisory Committee established under ORS 414.211 (Medicaid Advisory Committee). [2013 c.688 §1]

Note: 413.046 (Right to courteous, fair and dignified treatment) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 413 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 413—Oregon Health Authority, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors413.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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.
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