2017 ORS 431.001¹

The Legislative Assembly of the State of Oregon finds and declares that:

(1) Each resident of this state is entitled to the basic public health services that are necessary to preserve life and health;

(2) A framework for public health services provided by the government is necessary for applying the foundational capabilities and implementing the foundational programs by which the state or a local government may assess, protect or improve the health of the residents of this state; and

(3) The purpose of ORS 431.001 (Findings) to 431.550 (Power of Oregon Health Authority to collect information from local public health administrators) and 431.990 (Penalties) is to provide the framework described in subsection (2) of this section. [2015 c.736 §1]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 431—State and Local Administration and Enforcement of Public Health Laws, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors431.­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.