ORS 448.170¹
Agreement to authorize local public health authority to exercise duties
  • suits involving validity of administrative rule

(1) The Oregon Health Authority may enter into an agreement with a local public health authority, as defined in ORS 431.003 (Definitions), under which the local public health authority performs the duties of the Oregon Health Authority under the Oregon Drinking Water Quality Act. The duration of the agreement, the duties to be performed and the remuneration to be paid by the Oregon Health Authority are subject to agreement by the Oregon Health Authority and the local public health authority.

(2) In any action, suit or proceeding arising out of a local public health authority’s administration of functions pursuant to ORS 446.310 (Definitions for ORS 446.310 to 446.350), 448.030 (Plan approval application), 448.115 (Definitions for ORS 448.115 to 448.285) to 448.285 (Penalty schedule), 454.235 (Election), 454.255 (Plans and cost estimates), 455.170 (Director delegation of certain duties) and 757.005 (Definition of public utility) and involving the validity of a rule adopted by the Oregon Health Authority, the Oregon Health Authority shall be made a party to the action, suit or proceeding. [1981 c.749 §14; 2009 c.595 §849; 2015 c.736 §95]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 448—Pool Facilities; Water and Sewage Systems, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors448.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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. Currency Information