ORS 414.145¹
Implementation of ORS 414.115, 414.125 or 414.135

(1) The provisions of ORS 414.115 (Medical assistance by insurance or service contracts), 414.125 (Rates on insurance or service contracts) or 414.135 (Contracts relating to direct providers of care and services) shall be implemented whenever it appears to the Oregon Health Authority that such implementation will provide comparable benefits at equal or less cost than provision thereof by direct payments by the authority to the providers of medical assistance, but in no case greater than the legislatively approved budgeted cost per eligible recipient at the time of contracting.

(2) When determining comparable benefits at equal or less cost as provided in subsection (1) of this section, the authority must take into consideration the recipients’ need for reasonable access to preventive and remedial care, and the contractor’s ability to assure continuous quality delivery of both routine and emergency services. [1967 c.502 §11a; 1975 c.401 §3; 1983 c.590 §9; 1985 c.747 §12a; 1991 c.66 §20; 2009 c.595 §284]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 414—Medical Assistance, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors414.­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.
 
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. Currency Information