2015 ORS 440.505¹
Port hospitals
  • levy of taxes
  • property exempt from taxation

(1) A port may construct, maintain and operate hospitals within its boundaries, subject to the provisions and limitations upon indebtedness of the port imposed by law. However, after June 23, 1967, a port may not construct or acquire a hospital if any part of a health district organized pursuant to ORS 440.315 (Definitions for ORS 440.315 to 440.410) to 440.410 (Annual audit) lies within the boundaries of the port.

(2) Should any port district under authority of subsection (1) of this section after August 20, 1957, construct, maintain and operate a hospital or hospital facilities and levy a tax for any indebtedness or other expense incurred therefor, all taxable property in the port district and also within a health district then operating hospital facilities shall be exempt from all taxes levied by a port district for such hospital purposes. [Formerly 441.505; 2003 c.802 §115]

Note: Sections 13 to 19, chapter 418, Oregon Laws 2011, provide:

Sec. 13. Formation of Central Oregon Health Council. (1) Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties may form a Central Oregon Health Council when the governing body of each of the counties adopts a resolution signifying the body’s intention to do so.

(2) A county that is adjacent to Crook, Deschutes or Jefferson County may join the council if:

(a) The governing body of the county seeking to join the council adopts a resolution signifying the body’s intention to include a portion of that county in the region served by the council;

(b) The portion of the county to be included in the region is part of a natural health care referral pattern with the other counties on the council; and

(c) The Oregon Health Authority and the council approve. [2011 c.418 §13; 2015 c.359 §1]

Sec. 14. Composition of Central Oregon Health Council; term of office; authority of council; rules. (1) The Central Oregon Health Council shall consist of no more than 15 members, including:

(a) One member each from the governing bodies of Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties, appointed by each body;

(b) The chief executive officer, or a designee of the chief executive officer, of the health care system serving the region;

(c) The chief executive officer, or a designee of the chief executive officer, of each coordinated care organization serving any of the counties in the region that join the council; and

(d) At least three members appointed by the council who represent:

(A) Consumers of physical and behavioral health services;

(B) Health care professionals;

(C) School districts or educational service districts;

(D) The business community; or

(E) The governing body of any county that joins the council under section 13 (2), chapter 418, Oregon Laws 2011.

(2) The term of office of the members of the council is four years. Members may be reappointed.

(3) A majority of the members of the council constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.

(4) The council shall elect a member of the council to serve as the chairperson.

(5) If there is a vacancy for any cause, the appointing authority shall make an appointment to the vacated position to become effective immediately.

(6) The council may incorporate under ORS chapter 65 as an Oregon nonprofit corporation and may adopt rules necessary for the operation of the council, enter into necessary contracts, apply for and receive grants, hold and dispose of property and take other actions necessary to carry out the activities, services and responsibilities assumed by the council.

(7) The council may convene a single community advisory council required by ORS 414.627 (Community advisory councils) for all of the coordinated care organizations serving any of the counties that join the council. [2011 c.418 §14; 2015 c.359 §2]

Sec. 15. Advisory committee to Central Oregon Health Council. The Central Oregon Health Council may appoint an advisory committee to advise the council in the performance of the duties of the council. The members of the advisory committee may include representatives of:

(1) Public health agencies serving the region;

(2) Behavioral health agencies for mental health authorities serving the region represented on the council;

(3) Hospital or integrated delivery systems serving the region represented on the council;

(4) Medicaid contractors in each region served by the council;

(5) Safety net clinics;

(6) Health collaboratives;

(7) The dental profession;

(8) School and educational service districts;

(9) The business community;

(10) Primary care clinics; and

(11) Independent physician associations. [2011 c.418 §15; 2015 c.359 §3]

Sec. 16. Regional health improvement plan. (1) As used in this section, "regional health improvement plan" means a four-year comprehensive, coordinated regional plan incorporating and replacing all health and human service plans prescribed by the Oregon Health Authority, including but not limited to:

(a) Plans required under ORS 430.630 (Services to be provided by community mental health programs), 430.640 (Duties of Oregon Health Authority in assisting and supervising community mental health programs) and 624.510 (Intergovernmental agreements with local public health authorities); and

(b) The community health assessment and community health improvement plan described in ORS 414.627 (Community advisory councils).

(2)(a) The Central Oregon Health Council shall conduct a regional health assessment and adopt a regional health improvement plan to serve as a strategic population health and health care system service plan for the region served by the council. The plan must define the scope of the activities, services and responsibilities that the council proposes to assume upon implementation of the plan.

(b) The activities, services and responsibilities that the council proposes to assume under the plan may include, but are not limited to:

(A) Analysis and development of public and private resources, capacities and metrics based on ongoing regional health assessment activities and population health priorities;

(B) Health policy;

(C) System design;

(D) Outcome and quality improvement;

(E) Integration of service delivery; and

(F) Workforce development.

(3) The council shall submit the plan adopted under subsection (2) of this section to the authority for approval. The authority may approve the plan or return it to the council for modification prior to approval.

(4) The regional health improvement plan adopted under this section shall serve as a guide for entities serving medical assistance recipients, public health authorities, mental health authorities, health care systems, payer groups, provider groups and health coalitions in the counties served by the council. [2011 c.418 §16; 2012 c.37 §64; 2015 c.359 §4; 2015 c.736 §111]

Sec. 17. Rules relating to regional health improvement plan. (1) By September 1, 2011, the Oregon Health Authority shall adopt by rule requirements for the regional health improvement plan adopted under section 16 of this 2011 Act.

(2) The Oregon Health Authority shall adopt rules:

(a) Necessary to implement sections 13 to 16 of this 2011 Act; and

(b) That allow for the consolidation of planning and reporting requirements of the authority under section 16 of this 2011 Act. [2011 c.418 §17]

Sec. 18. Report on implementation of regional health improvement plan. The Central Oregon Health Council shall report to the Seventy-ninth Legislative Assembly in the manner provided by ORS 192.245 (Form of report to legislature) about the results of the implementation of the regional health improvement plan adopted under section 16, chapter 418, Oregon Laws 2011. The report shall include, but is not limited to, performance measures of improvement of health outcomes, improvement in care and reductions in the cost of care. [2011 c.418 §18; 2015 c.359 §5]

Sec. 19. Sunset of Central Oregon Health Council. Sections 13 to 18, chapter 418, Oregon Laws 2011, are repealed on January 2, 2022. [2011 c.418 §19; 2015 c.359 §6]

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1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 440—Health Districts; Port Hospitals, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors440.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.