2017 ORS 624.510¹
Intergovernmental agreements with local public health authorities
  • fee collection and remittance
  • rules

(1) The Director of the Oregon Health Authority shall enter into an intergovernmental agreement with each local public health authority, delegating to the local public health authority the administration and enforcement within the jurisdiction of the local public health authority of the powers, duties and functions of the director under ORS 624.010 (Definitions for ORS 624.010 to 624.121) to 624.121 (State Food Service Advisory Committee), 624.310 (Definitions for ORS 624.310 to 624.430) to 624.430 (Fee payment), 624.650 (Mobile unit inspection fee) and 624.992 (Civil penalty). The intergovernmental agreement must describe the powers, duties and functions of the local public health authority relating to fee collection, licensing, inspections, enforcement, civil penalties and issuance and revocation of permits and certificates, standards for enforcement by the local public health authority and the monitoring to be performed by the Oregon Health Authority. The Oregon Health Authority shall review the performance of the local public health authority under any expiring intergovernmental agreement. The review shall include criteria to determine if provisions of ORS 624.073 (Revocation, suspension or refusal of license) are uniformly applied to all licensees within the jurisdiction of the local public health authority. In accordance with ORS chapter 183, the director may suspend or rescind an intergovernmental agreement under this subsection. If the Oregon Health Authority suspends or rescinds an intergovernmental agreement, the unexpended portion of the fees collected under subsection (2) of this section shall be available to the Oregon Health Authority for carrying out the powers, duties and functions under this section.

(2) A local public health authority shall collect fees on behalf of the Oregon Health Authority that are adequate to cover the administration and enforcement costs incurred by the local public health authority under this section and the cost of oversight by the Oregon Health Authority. If the fee collected by a local public health authority for a license or service is more than 20 percent above or below the fee for that license or service charged by the Oregon Health Authority, the Oregon Health Authority shall analyze the local public health authority fee process and determine whether the local public health authority used the proper cost elements in determining the fee and whether the amount of the fee is justified. Cost elements may include, but need not be limited to, expenses related to administration, program costs, salaries, travel expenses and Oregon Health Authority consultation fees. If the Oregon Health Authority determines that the local public health authority did not use the proper cost elements in determining the fee or that the amount of the fee is not justified, the Oregon Health Authority may order the local public health authority to reduce any fee to a level supported by the Oregon Health Authority’s analysis of the fee process.

(3) The Oregon Health Authority, after consultation with groups representing local health officials in the state, shall by rule assess a remittance from each local public health authority to which health enforcement powers, duties or functions have been delegated under subsection (1) of this section. The amount of the remittance must be specified in the intergovernmental agreement. The remittance shall supplement existing funds for consultation services and development and maintenance of the statewide food service program. The Oregon Health Authority shall consult with groups representing local health officials in the state and statewide restaurant associations in developing the statewide food service program.

(4) In any action, suit or proceeding arising out of local public health authority administration of functions pursuant to subsection (1) of this section 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. [1973 c.825 §22a; 1975 c.790 §3; 1975 c.792 §4; 1981 c.650 §5; 1983 c.370 §1; 1983 c.533 §4; 1995 c.578 §7; 2001 c.975 §8; 2003 c.309 §14; 2005 c.22 §440; 2009 c.595 §1030; 2013 c.640 §10; 2015 c.736 §107]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 624—Food Service Facilities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors624.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.