2017 ORS 431.380¹
Distribution of funds
  • rules

(1) From state moneys that the Oregon Health Authority receives for the purpose of funding the foundational capabilities established under ORS 431.131 (Foundational capabilities) and the foundational programs established under ORS 431.141 (Foundational programs), the Oregon Health Authority shall make payments to local public health authorities under this section. The Oregon Health Authority shall each biennium submit to the Oregon Public Health Advisory Board and the Legislative Fiscal Office a formula that provides for the equitable distribution of moneys. The Oregon Health Authority shall incorporate into the formula:

(a) A method for distributing to local public health authorities a base amount of state moneys received by the Oregon Health Authority pursuant to this subsection, taking into consideration the population of each local public health authority, the burden of disease borne by communities located within the jurisdiction of each local public health authority, the overall health status of communities located within the jurisdiction of each local public health authority and the ability of each local public health authority to invest in local public health activities and services;

(b) A method for awarding matching funds to a local public health authority that invests in local public health activities and services above the base amount distributed in accordance with paragraph (a) of this subsection; and

(c) A method for the use of incentives as described in subsection (3) of this section.

(2) The Oregon Health Authority shall submit the formula adopted under subsection (1) of this section to the Oregon Public Health Advisory Board and the Legislative Fiscal Office no later than June 30 of each even-numbered year. At the same time that the Oregon Health Authority submits the formula, the Oregon Health Authority shall submit to the Oregon Public Health Advisory Board and the Legislative Fiscal Office an estimate of the amount of state moneys necessary to fund in part or in whole the foundational capabilities established under ORS 431.131 (Foundational capabilities) and the foundational programs established under ORS 431.141 (Foundational programs).

(3) The Oregon Health Authority shall adopt by rule incentives and a process for identifying, updating and applying accountability metrics, for the purpose of encouraging the effective and equitable provision of public health services by local public health authorities.

(4) Nothing in this section prohibits the Oregon Health Authority from distributing state moneys that the Oregon Health Authority receives for the purpose of funding the foundational capabilities established under ORS 431.131 (Foundational capabilities) and the foundational programs established under ORS 431.141 (Foundational programs) to local public health authorities on an individual basis as opposed to a statewide basis, or through a competitive grant or contract process or on the basis of need, if the state moneys received are insufficient to adequately fund local public health authorities on a statewide basis. [1983 c.398 §2; 2009 c.595 §560; 2015 c.736 §28; 2017 c.627 §4]

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.