2017 ORS 431.122¹
Members
  • terms
  • meetings
  • compensation

(1)(a) The Oregon Public Health Advisory Board is established for the purpose of advising and making recommendations to the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Health Policy Board. The Oregon Public Health Advisory Board shall consist of:

(A) Fourteen members appointed by the Governor as specified in paragraph (b) of this subsection;

(B) The Public Health Director or the Public Health Director’s designee;

(C) If the Public Health Director is not the State Health Officer, the State Health Officer or a physician licensed under ORS chapter 677 acting as the State Health Officer’s designee;

(D) If the Public Health Director is the State Health Officer, a representative from the Oregon Health Authority who is familiar with public health programs and public health activities in this state; and

(E) A designee of the Oregon Health Policy Board.

(b) The Governor shall appoint the following individuals to the board:

(A) A state employee who has technical expertise in the field of public health;

(B) A local public health administrator who supervises public health programs and public health activities in Benton, Clackamas, Deschutes, Jackson, Lane, Marion, Multnomah or Washington County;

(C) A local public health administrator who supervises public health programs and public health activities in Coos, Douglas, Josephine, Klamath, Linn, Polk, Umatilla or Yamhill County;

(D) A local public health administrator who supervises public health programs and public health activities in Clatsop, Columbia, Crook, Curry, Hood River, Jefferson, Lincoln, Tillamook, Union or Wasco County;

(E) A local public health administrator who supervises public health programs and public health activities in Baker, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Wallowa or Wheeler County;

(F) A local health officer who is not a local public health administrator;

(G) An individual who represents the Conference of Local Health Officials created under ORS 431.330 (Members);

(H) An individual who is a member of, or who represents, a federally recognized Indian tribe in this state;

(I) An individual who represents coordinated care organizations;

(J) An individual who represents health care organizations that are not coordinated care organizations;

(K) An individual who represents individuals who provide public health services directly to the public;

(L) An expert in the field of public health who has a background in academia;

(M) An expert in population health metrics; and

(N) An at-large member.

(2)(a) The term of office for a board member appointed under this section is four years, but a member serves at the pleasure of the Governor. Before the expiration of the term of a member, the Governor shall appoint a successor whose term begins on January 1 next following. A member is eligible for reappointment. If there is a vacancy for any cause, the Governor shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term.

(b) Members of the board described in subsection (1)(a)(B) to (E) of this section are nonvoting ex officio members of the board.

(3) A majority of the voting members of the board constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.

(4) Official action by the board requires the approval of a majority of the voting members of the board.

(5) The board shall elect one of its voting members to serve as chairperson.

(6) The board shall meet at times and places specified by the call of the chairperson or of a majority of the voting members of the board.

(7) The board may adopt rules necessary for the operation of the board.

(8) The board may establish committees and subcommittees necessary for the operation of the board.

(9) Voting members of the board are entitled to compensation and expenses as provided in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions). [Formerly 431.195; 2017 c.627 §8a]

Note: Section 6, chapter 736, Oregon Laws 2015, provides:

Sec. 6. The term of membership for a person who is a member of the Oregon Public Health Advisory Board immediately before the operative date specified in section 114 of this 2015 Act [January 1, 2016] expires on the operative date specified in section 114 of this 2015 Act. A member whose term expires under this section is eligible for reappointment. Of the members first appointed to the board on or after the operative date specified in section 114 of this 2015 Act:

(1) Four shall serve for terms ending January 1, 2017.

(2) Three shall serve for terms ending January 1, 2018.

(3) Three shall serve for terms ending January 1, 2019.

(4) Three shall serve for terms ending January 1, 2020. [2015 c.736 §6]

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.