2017 ORS 413.600¹
Traditional Health Workers Commission

(1) There is established within the Oregon Health Authority the Traditional Health Workers Commission.

(2) The Director of the Oregon Health Authority shall appoint the following 19 members to serve on the commission:

(a) Ten members, at least six of whom must be appointed from nominees provided by the Oregon Community Health Workers Association, who represent traditional health workers, including at least one member to represent each of the following:

(A) Community health workers, as defined in ORS 414.025 (Definitions for ORS chapters 411, 413 and 414);

(B) Personal health navigators, as defined in ORS 414.025 (Definitions for ORS chapters 411, 413 and 414);

(C) Peer wellness specialists, including family support specialists and youth support specialists, all as defined in ORS 414.025 (Definitions for ORS chapters 411, 413 and 414);

(D) Peer support specialists, including family support specialists and youth support specialists, all as defined in ORS 414.025 (Definitions for ORS chapters 411, 413 and 414); and

(E) Doulas;

(b) One member who represents the Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development;

(c) One member who is a community health nurse who represents the Oregon Nurses Association;

(d) One member who is a physician who represents the Oregon Medical Association;

(e) One member selected from nominees provided by the Home Care Commission;

(f) One member who represents coordinated care organizations;

(g) One member who represents a labor organization;

(h) One member who supervises traditional health workers at a community-based organization, local health department, as defined in ORS 433.235 (Definitions for ORS 433.235 to 433.284), or agency, as defined in ORS 183.310 (Definitions for chapter);

(i) One member who represents community-based organizations or agencies, as defined in ORS 183.310 (Definitions for chapter), that provide for the training of traditional health workers; and

(j) One member who represents a consumer of services provided by health workers who are not licensed by this state.

(3) In appointing members under subsection (2) of this section, the director shall consider whether the composition of the Traditional Health Workers Commission represents the geographic, ethnic, gender, racial, disability status, gender identity, sexual orientation and economic diversity of traditional health workers.

(4) The term of office of each member of the commission 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) A majority of the members of the commission constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.

(6) Official action by the commission requires the approval of a majority of the members of the commission.

(7) The commission shall elect one of its members to serve as chairperson.

(8) The commission shall meet at times and places specified by the call of the chairperson or of a majority of the members of the commission.

(9) The commission may adopt rules necessary for the operation of the commission.

(10) A member of the commission is entitled to compensation and expenses as provided in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions). [2013 c.752 §2; 2015 c.366 §87; 2017 c.618 §1]

Note: 413.600 (Traditional Health Workers Commission) 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 (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.