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) “Rural critical access hospital” means a facility that meets the criteria set forth in 42 U.S.C. 1395i-4 (c)(2)(B) and that has been designated a critical access hospital by the Office of Rural Health.

(6)(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.

(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; 2017 c.718 §6]

Law Review Cita­tions

27 WLR 101 (1991)

Chapter 442

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Participa­tion of hospital owners or administrators in joint review of hospital expenses, services, (1978) Vol 38, p 2060; State Health Planning and Develop­ment Agency’s responsibility to evaluate and act upon nursing home budget and rate increase notifica­tions where posi­tions and funds are deleted from agency’s budget, (1979) Vol 40, p 56; health systems agency’s failure to review or submit recommenda­tion and findings on applica­tion for certificate of need, (1979) Vol 40, p 135

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 442—Health Planning, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors442.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 442, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano442.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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