State enforcement of public health laws and rules when local public health administrator is delinquent
(1) The Director of the Oregon Health Authority shall take direct charge of the functions that are necessary to preserve the public health in a local public health authority whenever a local public health administrator fails to administer or enforce ORS 431.001 (Findings) to 431.550 (Power of Oregon Health Authority to collect information from local public health administrators) and 431.990 (Penalties) and any other public health law or rule of this state as described in ORS 431.150 (Enforcement of public health laws generally).
(2) The director may request assistance as necessary to fulfill the director’s duties under subsection (1) of this section, the expense of which shall be borne by the local public health authority over which the director took charge, to be paid out of the treasury of the local public health authority with moneys made available to the local public health authority under ORS 431.380 (Distribution of funds), upon the receipt of vouchers properly certified by the director, except that payment is not required if the local public health authority requests a transfer under ORS 431.382 (Transfer of local public health authority’s responsibility). [Amended by 1959 c.314 §24; 1973 c.833 §45; 1977 c.582 §14; 2001 c.900 §146; 2009 c.595 §539; 2015 c.736 §35]
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