2017 ORS 442.490¹
Rural Health Coordinating Council
  • membership
  • terms
  • officers
  • compensation and expenses

(1) In carrying out its responsibilities, the Office of Rural Health shall be advised by the Rural Health Coordinating Council. All members of the Rural Health Coordinating Council shall have knowledge, interest, expertise or experience in rural areas and health care delivery. The membership of the Rural Health Coordinating Council shall consist of:

(a) One primary care physician who is appointed by the office from a list of physicians recommended by the Oregon Medical Association and one primary care physician appointed by the office from a list of physicians recommended by the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon;

(b) One nurse practitioner who is appointed by the office from a list of nurse practitioners recommended by the Oregon Nurses Association;

(c) One pharmacist who is appointed by the State Board of Pharmacy;

(d) Five consumers who are appointed by the Governor as follows:

(A) One consumer representative from each of three rural health service areas as defined by the office; and

(B) Two consumer representatives at large from communities of less than 3,500 people;

(e) One representative appointed by the office from a list of individuals recommended by the Conference of Local Health Officials;

(f) One volunteer emergency medical services provider from a community of less than 3,500 people appointed by office from a list of providers recommended by the Oregon EMS Association;

(g) One representative appointed by the office from a list of individuals recommended by the Oregon Association for Home Care;

(h) One representative from the Oregon Health and Science University, appointed by the president of the Oregon Health and Science University;

(i) One representative from the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, appointed by the office from a list of individuals recommended by the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems;

(j) One dentist appointed by the office from a list of dentists recommended by the Oregon Dental Association;

(k) One optometrist appointed by the office from a list of optometrists recommended by the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association;

(L) One physician assistant who is appointed by the office from a list of physician assistants recommended by the Oregon Society of Physician Assistants; and

(m) One naturopathic physician appointed by the office from a list of physicians recommended by the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

(2) The Rural Health Coordinating Council shall elect a chairperson and vice chairperson.

(3) A member of the council is entitled to compensation and expenses as provided in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions).

(4) The chairperson may appoint nonvoting, advisory members of the Rural Health Coordinating Council. However, advisory members without voting rights are not entitled to compensation or reimbursement as provided in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions).

(5) Members shall serve for two-year terms.

(6) The Rural Health Coordinating Council shall report its findings to the Office of Rural Health. [1979 c.513 §5; 1981 c.693 §20; 1983 c.482 §19a; 1989 c.708 §2; 2011 c.703 §40; 2015 c.70 §14]

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 (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 442, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano442.­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.