2017 ORS 441.175¹
Civil penalties
  • suspension or revocation of license
  • rules
  • records

(1) The Oregon Health Authority may impose civil penalties in the manner provided in ORS 183.745 (Civil penalty procedures) or suspend or revoke a license of a hospital for a violation of any provision of ORS 441.152 (Nurse Staffing Advisory Board) to 441.177 (Posting of audit reports and civil penalties). The authority shall adopt by rule a schedule establishing the amount of civil penalty that may be imposed for a violation of ORS 441.152 (Nurse Staffing Advisory Board) to 441.177 (Posting of audit reports and civil penalties) when there is a reasonable belief that safe patient care has been or may be negatively impacted, except that a civil penalty may not exceed $5,000. Each violation of a written hospital-wide staffing plan shall be considered a separate violation. Any license that is suspended or revoked under this subsection shall be suspended or revoked as provided in ORS 441.030 (Denial, suspension or revocation of licenses).

(2) The authority shall maintain for public inspection records of any civil penalties or license suspensions or revocations imposed on hospitals penalized under subsection (1) of this section. [Formerly 441.170]

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.