2017 ORS 431.132¹
Assessment and epidemiology
  • rules

(1) For the purpose of establishing the foundational capabilities under ORS 431.131 (Foundational capabilities), assessment and epidemiology include, but are not limited to, the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to:

(a) Identify and respond to disease outbreaks and epidemics;

(b) Analyze and respond to information related to disease outbreaks and epidemics;

(c) Conduct and assess surveys about health behaviors and practices;

(d) Collect and maintain vital records and statistics;

(e) Process data from a variety of sources, including vital records, health records, hospital data, insurance data and indicators of community or environmental health;

(f) Analyze key indicators of a community’s health;

(g) Analyze data related to the causes and burdens of disease, injury, disability and death;

(h) Prioritize and respond to requests for data processed and analyzed as described in this section and communicate the response in a manner that is accurate, statistically valid and usable by the requester;

(i) Identify how disease, injury, disability and death disproportionately affect certain populations, including populations specific to sex, race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status;

(j) Conduct a community health assessment and identify priorities arising from that assessment; and

(k) Use relevant data to implement, monitor, evaluate and modify state health improvement plans or community health improvement plans.

(2) For purposes of this section, the Oregon Health Authority may adopt rules differentiating between the knowledge, skills and abilities that are necessary for state governance and that are necessary for local governance. [2015 c.736 §10; 2017 c.627 §7]

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.