2017 ORS 441.157¹
Audits

(1) For the sole purpose of verifying compliance with the requirements of ORS 441.152 (Nurse Staffing Advisory Board) to 441.177 (Posting of audit reports and civil penalties) and 441.192 (Notice of employment outside of hospital), the Oregon Health Authority shall audit each hospital in this state once every three years, at the time of conducting an on-site inspection of the hospital under ORS 441.025 (License issuance).

(2) When conducting an audit pursuant to this section, the authority shall:

(a) If the authority provides notice of the audit to the hospital, provide notice of the audit to the cochairs of the hospital nurse staffing committee established pursuant to ORS 441.154 (Hospital nurse staffing committee);

(b) Interview both cochairs of the hospital nurse staffing committee;

(c) Review any other hospital record and conduct any other interview or site visit that is necessary to verify that the hospital is in compliance with the requirements of ORS 441.152 (Nurse Staffing Advisory Board) to 441.177 (Posting of audit reports and civil penalties) and 441.192 (Notice of employment outside of hospital); and

(d) Within 60 days after issuing an order requiring a hospital to implement a plan to correct a violation of ORS 441.152 (Nurse Staffing Advisory Board) to 441.177 (Posting of audit reports and civil penalties) or 441.192 (Notice of employment outside of hospital), conduct an investigation of the hospital to ensure compliance with the order.

(3) Following an investigation conducted pursuant to subsection (2) of this section, the authority shall provide in writing a report of the authority’s findings to the hospital and the cochairs of the hospital nurse staffing committee.

(4) The authority shall compile and maintain for public inspection an annual report of audits and investigations conducted pursuant to this section.

(5) The costs of audits required by this section may be paid out of funds from licensing fees paid by hospitals under ORS 441.020 (Application). [2015 c.669 §9]

Note: See first note under 441.152 (Nurse Staffing Advisory Board).

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.