2017 ORS 431.136¹
Leadership and organizational competencies
  • rules

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

(a) Define the strategic direction necessary to achieve public health goals and align and lead stakeholders in achieving those goals;

(b) Use the principles of public health law, including relevant agency rules and the constitutional guarantee of due process, in planning, implementing and enforcing public health initiatives;

(c) Promote and monitor organizational objectives while sustaining a culture of quality of service;

(d) Maintain a competent workforce necessary to ensure the effective and equitable provision of public health services;

(e) Provide continuing education and other training opportunities necessary to maintain a competent workforce;

(f) Develop partnerships with institutions of higher education necessary to maintain a competent workforce;

(g) To the extent practicable, ensure that local public health administrators, local health officers and individuals who work in the field of public health reflect the demographics of the community being served and the changing demographics of this state;

(h) Implement and maintain the technology needed to support public health operations while simultaneously protecting personally identifiable information and other confidential health information; and

(i) Use accounting and business best practices in budgeting, tracking finances, billing, auditing, securing grants and other sources of funding and distributing moneys to governmental and nongovernmental partners.

(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 §14]

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.