2015 ORS § 442.470¹
Definitions for ORS 442.470 to 442.507

As used in ORS 442.470 (Definitions for ORS 442.470 to 442.507) to 442.507 (Assistance to rural emergency medical service systems):

(1) Acute inpatient care facility means a licensed hospital with an organized medical staff, with permanent facilities that include inpatient beds, and with comprehensive medical services, including physician services and continuous nursing services under the supervision of registered nurses, to provide diagnosis and medical or surgical treatment primarily for but not limited to acutely ill patients and accident victims.

(2) Council means the Rural Health Coordinating Council.

(3) Office means the Office of Rural Health.

(4) Primary care physician means a doctor licensed under ORS chapter 677 whose specialty is family practice, general practice, internal medicine, pediatrics or obstetrics and gynecology.

(5)(a) Rural hospital means a hospital characterized as one of the following:

(A) A type A hospital, which is a small and remote hospital that has 50 or fewer beds and is more than 30 miles from another acute inpatient care facility;

(B) A type B hospital, which is a small and rural hospital that has 50 or fewer beds and is 30 miles or less from another acute inpatient care facility;

(C) A type C hospital, which is considered to be a rural hospital and has more than 50 beds, but is not a referral center; or

(D) A rural critical access hospital as defined in ORS 315.613 (Credit available to persons providing rural medical care and affiliated with certain rural hospitals).

(b) Rural hospital does not include a hospital of any class that was designated by the federal government as a rural referral hospital before January 1, 1989. [1979 c.513 §1; 1987 c.660 §12; 1987 c.918 §5; 1989 c.893 §8a; 1991 c.947 §1; 2001 c.875 §2]