2017 ORS 442.856¹
Health Care Acquired Infection Advisory Committee established

(1) There is established the Health Care Acquired Infection Advisory Committee to advise the Director of the Oregon Health Authority regarding the Oregon Health Care Acquired Infection Reporting Program. The advisory committee shall consist of 16 members appointed by the director as follows:

(a) Seven of the members shall be health care providers or their designees, including:

(A) A hospital administrator who has expertise in infection control and who represents a hospital that contains fewer than 100 beds;

(B) A hospital administrator who has expertise in infection control and who represents a hospital that contains 100 or more beds;

(C) A long term care administrator;

(D) A hospital quality director;

(E) A physician with expertise in infectious disease;

(F) A registered nurse with interest and involvement in infection control; and

(G) A physician who practices in an ambulatory surgical center and who has interest and involvement in infection control.

(b) Nine of the members shall be individuals who do not represent health care providers, including:

(A) A consumer representative;

(B) A labor representative;

(C) An academic researcher;

(D) A health care purchasing representative;

(E) A representative of the Department of Human Services;

(F) A representative of the business community;

(G) A representative of the Oregon Patient Safety Commission who does not represent a health care provider on the commission;

(H) A health insurer representative; and

(I) The State Health Officer or the State Health Officer’s designee.

(2) The Director of the Oregon Health Authority and the advisory committee shall evaluate on a regular basis the quality and accuracy of the data collected and reported by health care facilities under ORS 442.855 (Oregon Health Care Acquired Infection Reporting Program established) and the methodologies of the Oregon Health Authority for data collection, analysis and public disclosure.

(3) Members of the advisory committee are not entitled to compensation and shall serve as volunteers on the advisory committee.

(4) Each member of the advisory committee shall serve a term of two years.

(5) The advisory committee shall make recommendations to the director regarding:

(a) The health care acquired infection measures that health care facilities must report, which may include but are not limited to:

(A) Surgical site infections;

(B) Central line related bloodstream infections;

(C) Urinary tract infections; and

(D) Health care facility process measures designed to ensure quality and to reduce health care acquired infections;

(b) Methods for evaluating and quantifying health care acquired infection measures that align with other data collection and reporting methodologies of health care facilities and that support participation in other quality interventions;

(c) Requiring different reportable health care acquired infection measures for differently situated health care facilities as appropriate;

(d) A method to ensure that infections present upon admission to the health care facility are excluded from the rates of health care acquired infection disclosed to the public for the health care facility under ORS 442.855 (Oregon Health Care Acquired Infection Reporting Program established);

(e) Establishing a process for evaluating the health care acquired infection measures reported under ORS 442.855 (Oregon Health Care Acquired Infection Reporting Program established) and for modifying the reporting requirements over time as appropriate; and

(f) Procedures to protect the confidentiality of patients, health care professionals and health care facility employees. [2007 c.838 §4; 2009 c.595 §1158; 2013 c.61 §7; 2017 c.101 §47a]

Note: See note under 442.853 (Legislative findings).

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.