2017 ORS 431.120¹
Other duties of Oregon Health Authority
  • rules

In addition to the duties described in ORS 431.115 (Administrative duties of Oregon Health Authority), the Oregon Health Authority shall:

(1) Enforce the laws, rules and policies of this state related to health.

(2) Routinely conduct epidemiological investigations for each case of sudden infant death syndrome, including the identification of risk factors such as birth weight, maternal age, prenatal care, history of apnea and socioeconomic characteristics. The authority may conduct the investigations through local health departments only upon adoption by rule of a uniform epidemiological data collection method.

(3) Adopt rules related to loans and grants awarded under ORS 285B.560 (Definitions for ORS 285B.560 to 285B.599) to 285B.599 (Effect of failure to repay to Water Fund) or 541.700 (Definitions for ORS 541.700 to 541.855) to 541.855 (Biennial report to Legislative Assembly and Governor) for the improvement of drinking water systems for the purpose of maintaining compliance with applicable state and federal drinking water quality standards. In adopting rules under this subsection, the authority shall coordinate the authority’s rulemaking process with the Water Resources Department and the Oregon Business Development Department to ensure that rules adopted under this subsection are consistent with rules adopted under ORS 285B.563 (Water Fund) and 541.845 (Rules).

(4) Control health care capital expenditures by administering the state certificate of need program under ORS 442.325 (Certificate for health care facility of health maintenance organization) to 442.344 (Exemptions from requirements). [Amended by 1971 c.650 §10; 1977 c.582 §9; 1981 c.385 §1; 1991 c.944 §4; 1993 c.18 §107; 1993 c.754 §8; 2005 c.835 §24; 2009 c.595 §535; 2013 c.61 §2a; 2015 c.736 §32]

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.