2017 ORS 442.502¹
Determination of size of rural hospital

(1) For purposes of determining the size of a rural hospital, beds certified by the Oregon Health Authority on the license of the hospital as special inpatient care beds shall not be included.

(2) As used in this section, “special inpatient care beds” means beds that:

(a) Are used for the treatment of patients with mental illness or for the treatment of alcoholism or drug abuse, or are located in a rehabilitation center, a college infirmary, a chiropractic facility, a freestanding hospice facility, an infirmary for the homeless or an inpatient care facility described in ORS 441.065 (Exemption of certain religious institutions);

(b) Are physically separate from acute inpatient care beds, at least by being located on separate floors or wings of the same building;

(c) Are never used for acute patient care;

(d) Are staffed by dedicated direct care personnel for whom separate employment records are maintained;

(e) Have separate medical directors; and

(f) Maintain separate admission, discharge and patient records. [1993 c.765 §55; 2007 c.70 §243; 2009 c.595 §754]

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.