2017 ORS 431.110¹
General powers and duties of Oregon Health Authority

The Oregon Health Authority shall:

(1) Have direct supervision of all matters relating to the preservation of life and health of the people of this state.

(2) Ensure the statewide and local application of the foundational capabilities established under ORS 431.131 (Foundational capabilities) and described in ORS 431.132 (Assessment and epidemiology), 431.133 (Emergency preparedness and response), 431.134 (Communications), 431.135 (Policy and planning), 431.136 (Leadership and organizational competencies), 431.137 (Health equity and cultural responsiveness) and 431.138 (Community partnership development).

(3) At the state level of governance, administer the foundational programs established under ORS 431.141 (Foundational programs) and described in ORS 431.142 (Communicable disease control programs), 431.143 (Environmental public health programs), 431.144 (Prevention of injury and disease and promotion of health programs) and 431.145 (Clinical preventive services).

(4) At the local level of governance, oversee and provide support for the implementation of the foundational programs established under ORS 431.141 (Foundational programs) and described in ORS 431.142 (Communicable disease control programs), 431.143 (Environmental public health programs), 431.144 (Prevention of injury and disease and promotion of health programs) and 431.145 (Clinical preventive services).

(5) Conduct sanitary surveys about and investigations on the causes and prevention of diseases.

(6) Investigate, conduct hearings and issue findings in connection with annexations proposed by cities as provided in ORS 222.840 (Short title) to 222.915 (Application of ORS 222.840 to 222.915) and 431.705 (Definitions for ORS 431.705 to 431.760) to 431.760 (Certain persons prohibited from participating in proceedings).

(7) Have full power in the control of all communicable diseases.

(8) Have the authority to send a representative of the authority to any part of the state.

(9) From time to time, publish and distribute to the public information related to the functions and duties of the authority. [Amended by 1955 c.105 §1; 1967 c.624 §18; 1971 c.650 §9; 1977 c.582 §8; 1987 c.414 §83; 1989 c.834 §18; 1991 c.122 §11; 2001 c.900 §254; 2009 c.595 §534; 2013 c.61 §2; 2015 c.736 §3]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Fluorida­tion of wa­ter by State Health Commission ruling, (1974) Vol 36, p 1089

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 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 431, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano431.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.