2017 ORS 413.270¹
Advisory council
  • membership
  • duties

(1) The Palliative Care and Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Advisory Council is established in the Oregon Health Authority consisting of nine members appointed by the Director of the Oregon Health Authority.

(2) The council shall consult with and advise the director on:

(a) Matters related to the establishment, maintenance, operation and evaluation of palliative care initiatives in this state; and

(b) The implementation of ORS 413.273 (Palliative care for patients and residents of hospitals, long term care facilities and residential care facilities).

(3) The members of the council must include:

(a) Individuals with collective expertise in interdisciplinary palliative care provided in a variety of settings and to children, youths, adults and the elderly;

(b) Individuals with expertise in nursing, social work and pharmacy;

(c) Members of the clergy or individuals who have professional spiritual expertise; and

(d) At least two board-certified physicians or nurses with expertise in palliative care.

(4) The term of office of each member is three years but a member serves at the pleasure of the director. Before the expiration of the term of a member, the director shall appoint a successor whose term begins on January 1, next following. A member is eligible for reappointment. If there is a vacancy for any cause, the director shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term.

(5) The council shall select one of its members as chairperson and another as vice chairperson, for such terms and with duties and powers necessary for the performance of the functions of such offices as the council determines.

(6) A majority of the members of the council constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.

(7) The council shall meet at least twice every year at a place, day and hour determined by the council. The council may also meet at other times and places specified by the call of the chairperson or of a majority of the members of the council.

(8) A member of the council is not entitled to compensation but in the discretion of the director may be reimbursed from funds available to the authority for actual and necessary travel and other expenses incurred by the member in the performance of the member’s official duties in the manner and amount provided in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions).

(9) The authority shall provide staff support to the council. [2015 c.789 §1]

Note: 413.270 (Advisory council) to 413.273 (Palliative care for patients and residents of hospitals, long term care facilities and residential care facilities) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were 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 (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.