2017 ORS 676.463¹
Financial incentive program participation data
  • reporting

(1) As used in this section, “financial incentive programs” includes but is not limited to the:

(a) Rural health care provider tax credit available under ORS 315.613 (Credit available to persons providing rural medical care and affiliated with certain rural hospitals);

(b) Scholars for a Healthy Oregon Initiative created by ORS 348.303 (Scholars for a Healthy Oregon Initiative); and

(c) Incentives provided by the health care provider incentive program created by ORS 676.454 (Health care provider incentive program).

(2) In order to evaluate the effectiveness of state financial incentive programs in recruiting health care providers to practice in rural and medically underserved areas and retaining health care providers in rural and medically underserved areas, the Oregon Health Policy Board shall collect information about financial incentive program participants, which may include:

(a) The month and year of entry into the program;

(b) The locations of service and duration of service in each location;

(c) The main services provided, discipline, specialty and hours of direct patient care;

(d) The percentage of services provided through telemedicine; and

(e) Other demographic information that the board and the Office of Rural Health determine to be useful in the evaluation.

(3) To collect the data described in subsection (2) of this section, the board shall use unique provider identifiers and link the identifiers to the provider data reported under ORS 442.466 (Health care data reporting by health insurers).

(4) The board shall compile and analyze the data collected under this section and report its findings and analysis to the interim committees of the Legislative Assembly related to health every two years. [2017 c.718 §2; 2017 c.718 §17]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 676—Health Professions Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors676.­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.