2017 ORS 431.115¹
Administrative duties of Oregon Health Authority

(1) For the purpose of fulfilling its duties under ORS 431.110 (General powers and duties of Oregon Health Authority) (2), (3) and (4), the Oregon Health Authority shall:

(a) Adopt and update as necessary a statewide public health modernization assessment;

(b) In consideration of the statewide public health modernization assessment, develop and modify as necessary a statewide public health modernization plan;

(c) Implement the statewide public health modernization plan;

(d) Subject to the provisions of ORS 431.380 (Distribution of funds), develop and modify as necessary plans for the distribution of funds to local public health authorities;

(e) Implement plans for the distribution of funds to local public health authorities;

(f) Coordinate state and local administration of the foundational programs established under ORS 431.141 (Foundational programs);

(g) Approve local plans for applying the foundational capabilities established under ORS 431.131 (Foundational capabilities) and implementing the foundational programs established under ORS 431.141 (Foundational programs) as required by ORS 431.417 (Distribution of moneys to local public health authorities);

(h) Monitor the progress of local public health authorities in meeting statewide public health goals, including applying the foundational capabilities established under ORS 431.131 (Foundational capabilities) and implementing the foundational programs established under ORS 431.141 (Foundational programs);

(i) For the purpose of making distributions under ORS 431.380 (Distribution of funds), consult with and consider the recommendations of local public health authorities on the total cost to local public health authorities of applying the foundational capabilities established under ORS 431.131 (Foundational capabilities) and implementing the foundational programs established under ORS 431.141 (Foundational programs);

(j) Use accountability metrics to encourage the effective and equitable provision of public health services by local public health authorities;

(k) Use incentives to encourage the effective and equitable provision of public health services by local public health authorities;

(L) Seek funding, including in the form of federal grants, for ORS 431.001 (Findings) to 431.550 (Power of Oregon Health Authority to collect information from local public health administrators) and 431.990 (Penalties); and

(m) Coordinate and collaborate with federal agencies in implementing ORS 431.001 (Findings) to 431.550 (Power of Oregon Health Authority to collect information from local public health administrators) and 431.990 (Penalties).

(2) The Oregon Health Authority shall solicit input from the Conference of Local Health Officials and local public health authorities in:

(a) Establishing the foundational capabilities under ORS 431.131 (Foundational capabilities) and the foundational programs under ORS 431.141 (Foundational programs);

(b) Adopting and updating a statewide public health modernization assessment under subsection (1)(a) of this section;

(c) Developing and modifying a statewide public health modernization plan under subsection (1)(b) of this section; and

(d) Developing and modifying plans for the distribution of funds under subsection (1)(d) of this section. [2015 c.736 §4; 2017 c.627 §2]

Note: Section 115, chapter 736, Oregon Laws 2015, provides:

Sec. 115. (1) The Oregon Health Authority shall:

(a) Adopt the initial statewide public health modernization assessment and develop the initial statewide public health modernization plan as required by ORS 431.115 (Administrative duties of Oregon Health Authority); and

(b) Subject to subsection (2) of this section, establish a schedule by which local public health authorities, as defined in ORS 431.003 (Definitions), shall submit local plans for applying the foundational capabilities established under ORS 431.131 (Foundational capabilities) and implementing the foundational programs established under ORS 431.141 (Foundational programs) as required by ORS 431.417 (Distribution of moneys to local public health authorities).

(2) The schedule established under subsection (1)(b) of this section must require that all local public health authorities first submit local plans implementing ORS 431.131 (Foundational capabilities) and 431.141 (Foundational programs) on or before December 31, 2023.

(3) In consultation with local public health authorities, the Oregon Health Authority may modify the schedule established under subsection (1)(b) of this section to require local public health authorities to apply foundational capabilities and implement foundational programs over a period of time, provided that all local public health authorities submit local plans for applying all foundational capabilities and implementing all foundational programs no later than December 31, 2023. [2015 c.736 §115; 2017 c.627 §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.