2017 ORS 431.045¹
Public Health Officer
  • appointment
  • qualifications
  • duties
  • rules

(1) The Director of the Oregon Health Authority shall appoint a Public Health Officer who shall be responsible for the medical and paramedical aspects of the health programs within the Oregon Health Authority. The Public Health Officer must be a physician licensed by the Oregon Medical Board who:

(a) Is certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine or the board of a primary care clinical specialty such as internal medicine, family medicine or pediatrics; and

(b) Has at least two years of experience working for a local, state or federal public health authority.

(2) The Public Health Officer is responsible for the duties imposed by 42 U.S.C. 300ff-133(g) and 300ff-136. The officer may adopt rules to carry out the officer’s responsibilities under this subsection. [1971 c.650 §2; 1973 c.358 §5; 1977 c.267 §18; 1987 c.618 §1; 2001 c.900 §143; 2007 c.71 §119; 2009 c.595 §533; 2013 c.61 §1; 2015 c.318 §7]

Note: 431.045 (Public Health Officer) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 431 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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.