2017 ORS 431.003¹
Definitions

As used in ORS 431.001 (Findings) to 431.550 (Power of Oregon Health Authority to collect information from local public health administrators) and 431.990 (Penalties):

(1) “Foundational capability” means the knowledge, skill or ability that is necessary to carry out a public health activity.

(2) “Foundational program” means a public health program that is necessary to assess, protect or improve the health of the residents of this state.

(3) “Governing body of a local public health authority” means:

(a) The governing body of a county;

(b) A board described in ORS 431.443 (Formation of health districts) (2);

(c) A board established under ORS 431.443 (Formation of health districts) (3); or

(d) The board of an intergovernmental entity created by an agreement pursuant to ORS 190.010 (Authority of local governments to make intergovernmental agreement) (5) for the purpose of providing public health services.

(4) “Local health department” means the agency established by the local public health authority that is responsible for administering public health programs and public health activities within the local public health authority’s jurisdiction.

(5) “Local health officer” means:

(a) A local public health administrator appointed under ORS 431.418 (Local public health administrator); or

(b) If the local public health administrator appointed under ORS 431.418 (Local public health administrator) is not a physician licensed by the Oregon Medical Board, the physician who is employed by or who enters a contract with a local public health administrator under ORS 431.418 (Local public health administrator).

(6) “Local public health administrator” means an individual appointed under ORS 431.418 (Local public health administrator) to supervise the public health programs and public health activities of a local health department.

(7) “Local public health authority” means:

(a) A county government;

(b) A health district formed under ORS 431.443 (Formation of health districts); or

(c) An intergovernmental entity that provides public health services pursuant to an agreement entered into under ORS 190.010 (Authority of local governments to make intergovernmental agreement) (5). [2015 c.736 §2]

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.