2017 ORS 431.135¹
Policy and planning
  • rules

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

(a) Enable the Oregon Health Authority and local public health authorities to serve as a primary and expert resource for using science and evidence-based best practices to inform the development and implementation of public health policies;

(b) Provide guidance and coordinate planning for the purpose of developing, adopting and implementing public health policies;

(c) Develop public health policy options necessary to protect and improve the health of the public and specific adversely impacted populations;

(d) Understand and use the principles of public health law to improve and protect the health of the public;

(e) Analyze and disseminate findings on the intended and unintended impacts of public health policies; and

(f) 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 §13]

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.