2017 ORS 413.248¹
Physician Visa Waiver Program
  • rules
  • fees

(1) The Physician Visa Waiver Program is established in the Oregon Health Authority. The purpose of the program is to make recommendations to the United States Department of State for a waiver of the foreign country residency requirement on behalf of foreign physicians holding visas who seek employment in federally designated shortage areas.

(2) A foreign physician who has completed a residency in the United States may apply to the authority for a recommendation for a waiver of the foreign country residency requirement in order to obtain employment in a federally designated shortage area in the state. Applications shall be on the forms of and contain the information requested by the authority. Each application shall be accompanied by the application fee.

(3) The authority reserves the right to recommend or decline to recommend any request for a waiver.

(4) The authority shall adopt rules necessary to implement and administer the program, including but not limited to adopting an application fee not to exceed the cost of administering the program. [Formerly 409.745]

Note: See note under 413.231 (Recruitment of primary care providers).

Note: Sections 2 and 3, chapter 49, Oregon Laws 2016, provide:

Sec. 2. Expansion of geographic service areas of coordinated care organizations. (1) As used in this section, “capacity” means the maximum number of members that a coordinated care organization may serve as determined by the Oregon Health Authority in accordance with ORS 414.645 (Network adequacy) (1).

(2) The authority may determine that there is a need to change a geographic area served by a coordinated care organization and solicit applications from other coordinated care organizations to expand into the geographic area already served by the coordinated care organization only if:

(a) The coordinated care organization already serving the geographic area withdraws from all or a portion of the geographic area; and

(b) Other coordinated care organizations operating in the same geographic area do not have adequate capacity to enroll the members affected by the coordinated care organization’s withdrawal from all or part of the geographic area. [2016 c.49 §2]

Sec. 3. Section 2 of this 2016 Act is repealed on December 31, 2018. [2016 c.49 §3]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 413—Oregon Health Authority, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors413.­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.