2017 ORS 441.020¹
Application
  • fees

(1) Licenses for health care facilities, except long term care facilities as defined in ORS 442.015 (Definitions), must be obtained from the Oregon Health Authority.

(2) Licenses for long term care facilities must be obtained from the Department of Human Services.

(3) Applications shall be upon such forms and shall contain such information as the authority or the department may reasonably require, which may include affirmative evidence of ability to comply with such reasonable standards and rules as may lawfully be prescribed under ORS 441.025 (License issuance).

(4)(a) Each application submitted to the Oregon Health Authority must be accompanied by the license fee. If the license is denied, the fee shall be refunded to the applicant. If the license is issued, the fee shall be paid into the State Treasury to the credit of the Oregon Health Authority Fund for the purpose of carrying out the functions of the Oregon Health Authority under ORS 441.015 (Licensing of facilities and health maintenance organizations) to 441.063 (Use of facilities by licensed podiatric physicians and surgeons) and 441.196 (Discharge of patients receiving mental health treatment); or

(b) Each application submitted to the Department of Human Services must be accompanied by the application fee or the annual renewal fee, as applicable. If the license is denied, the fee shall be refunded to the applicant. If the license is issued, the fee shall be paid into the State Treasury to the credit of the Department of Human Services Account for the purpose of carrying out the functions of the Department of Human Services under ORS 431A.050 (Oregon Health Authority to develop comprehensive emergency medical services and trauma system) to 431A.080 (Duties of Oregon Health Authority related to trauma), 441.015 (Licensing of facilities and health maintenance organizations) to 441.063 (Use of facilities by licensed podiatric physicians and surgeons) and 441.196 (Discharge of patients receiving mental health treatment).

(5) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (8) of this section, for hospitals with:

(a) Fewer than 26 beds, the annual license fee shall be $1,250.

(b) Twenty-six beds or more but fewer than 50 beds, the annual license fee shall be $1,850.

(c) Fifty or more beds but fewer than 100 beds, the annual license fee shall be $3,800.

(d) One hundred beds or more but fewer than 200 beds, the annual license fee shall be $6,525.

(e) Two hundred or more beds, but fewer than 500 beds, the annual license fee shall be $8,500.

(f) Five hundred or more beds, the annual license fee shall be $12,070.

(6) A hospital shall pay an annual fee of $750 for each hospital satellite indorsed under its license.

(7) The authority may charge a reduced hospital fee or hospital satellite fee if the authority determines that charging the standard fee constitutes a significant financial burden to the facility.

(8) For long term care facilities with:

(a) One to 15 beds, the application fee shall be $2,000 and the annual renewal fee shall be $1,000.

(b) Sixteen to 49 beds, the application fee shall be $3,000 and the annual renewal fee shall be $1,500.

(c) Fifty to 99 beds, the application fee shall be $4,000 and the annual renewal fee shall be $2,000.

(d) One hundred to 150 beds, the application fee shall be $5,000 and the annual renewal fee shall be $2,500.

(e) More than 150 beds, the application fee shall be $6,000 and the annual renewal fee shall be $3,000.

(9) For ambulatory surgical centers, the annual license fee shall be:

(a) $1,750 for certified and high complexity noncertified ambulatory surgical centers with more than two procedure rooms.

(b) $1,250 for certified and high complexity noncertified ambulatory surgical centers with no more than two procedure rooms.

(c) $1,000 for moderate complexity noncertified ambulatory surgical centers.

(10) For birthing centers, the annual license fee shall be $750.

(11) For outpatient renal dialysis facilities, the annual license fee shall be $2,000.

(12) During the time the licenses remain in force, holders are not required to pay inspection fees to any county, city or other municipality.

(13) Any health care facility license may be indorsed to permit operation at more than one location. If so, the applicable license fee shall be the sum of the license fees that would be applicable if each location were separately licensed. The authority may include hospital satellites on a hospital’s license in accordance with rules adopted by the authority.

(14) Licenses for health maintenance organizations shall be obtained from the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services pursuant to ORS 731.072 (“Certificate of authority,” “license”).

(15) All moneys received pursuant to subsection (8) of this section shall be deposited in the Quality Care Fund established in ORS 443.001 (Quality Care Fund).

(16) As used in this section:

(a) “Hospital satellite” has the meaning prescribed by the authority by rule.

(b) “Procedure room” means a room where surgery or invasive procedures are performed. [Amended by 1957 c.697 §1; 1971 c.650 §19; 1971 c.730 §5; 1973 c.840 §5; 1977 c.284 §4; 1977 c.751 §20a; 1979 c.696 §15; 1987 c.428 §3; 1987 c.918 §7; 1995 c.449 §1; 1997 c.249 §139; 2001 c.100 §2; 2001 c.900 §161; 2009 c.595 §720; 2009 c.792 §§53,53a; 2009 c.828 §84; 2017 c.679 §11]

Chapter 441

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Licensing and phantom beds, (1970) Vol 40, p 171; a hospital’s employing a licensed physical therapist as unauthorized practice, (1975) Vol 37, p 963

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 441—Health Care Facilities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors441.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 441, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano441.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.