2017 ORS 414.698¹
Comparative effectiveness of medical technologies

(1) The Health Evidence Review Commission shall conduct comparative effectiveness research of medical technologies selected in accordance with ORS 414.695 (Medical technology assessment). The commission may conduct the research by comprehensive review of the comparative effectiveness research undertaken by recognized state, national or international entities. The commission may consider evidence relating to prescription drugs that is relevant to a medical technology assessment but may not conduct a drug class evidence review or medical technology assessment solely of a prescription drug. The commission shall disseminate the research findings to health care consumers, providers and third-party payers and to other interested stakeholders.

(2) The commission shall develop or identify and shall disseminate evidence-based health care guidelines for use by providers, consumers and purchasers of health care in Oregon.

(3) The Oregon Health Authority shall vigorously pursue health care purchasing strategies that adopt the research findings described in subsection (1) of this section and the evidence-based health care guidelines described in subsection (2) of this section. [2011 c.720 §26]

Note: See note under 414.695 (Medical technology assessment).

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