2017 ORS 688.715¹
Authority of Health Licensing Office
  • rules
  • investigations

The Health Licensing Office is granted authority to carry out the following duties:

(1) Adopt rules that are necessary to conduct business, carry out duties and administer the provisions of ORS 688.701 (Definitions for ORS 688.701 to 688.734) to 688.734 (Disciplinary authority of Health Licensing Office).

(2) Issue registrations, including temporary registrations, permits, waivers and other authorizations to practice athletic training as determined by the Board of Athletic Trainers.

(3) Authorize all necessary disbursements to carry out the provisions of ORS 688.701 (Definitions for ORS 688.701 to 688.734) to 688.734 (Disciplinary authority of Health Licensing Office), including but not limited to payment for necessary supplies, office equipment, books and expenses for the conduct of examinations, payment for legal and investigative services rendered to the office and such other expenditures as are provided for in ORS 688.701 (Definitions for ORS 688.701 to 688.734) to 688.734 (Disciplinary authority of Health Licensing Office).

(4) Employ inspectors, examiners, special agents, investigators, clerical assistants and accountants as are necessary for the investigation and prosecution of alleged violations and the enforcement of ORS 688.701 (Definitions for ORS 688.701 to 688.734) to 688.734 (Disciplinary authority of Health Licensing Office), and for such other purposes as the office may require. Nothing in ORS 688.701 (Definitions for ORS 688.701 to 688.734) to 688.734 (Disciplinary authority of Health Licensing Office) shall be construed to prevent assistance being rendered by an employee of the office in any hearing called by it. However, all obligations for salaries and expenses incurred under ORS 688.701 (Definitions for ORS 688.701 to 688.734) to 688.734 (Disciplinary authority of Health Licensing Office) shall be paid only from the fees accruing to the office under ORS 688.701 (Definitions for ORS 688.701 to 688.734) to 688.734 (Disciplinary authority of Health Licensing Office).

(5) Provide the board with such administrative services and employees as the board requires to carry out its duties.

(6) Maintain an accurate record of all proceedings of the board and of all its meetings, receipts and disbursements, civil penalties and orders for violation of ORS 688.701 (Definitions for ORS 688.701 to 688.734) to 688.734 (Disciplinary authority of Health Licensing Office), records for registration to practice athletic training together with the addresses of those registered, and the names of all persons whose registration has been subject to disciplinary action.

(7) Investigate complaints, take disciplinary action, including assessment of civil penalties, and provide opportunity for hearing according to ORS 183.745 (Civil penalty procedures).

(8) Administer oaths, issue notices and subpoenas in the name of the board, enforce subpoenas in the manner authorized by ORS 183.440 (Subpoenas in contested cases), hold hearings and perform such other acts as are reasonably necessary to carry out duties of the board granted under ORS 688.701 (Definitions for ORS 688.701 to 688.734) to 688.734 (Disciplinary authority of Health Licensing Office). [1999 c.736 §5; 2001 c.104 §263; 2005 c.648 §18; 2011 c.597 §281; 2013 c.314 §29; 2013 c.568 §65]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 688—Therapeutic and Technical Services: Physical Therapists; Medica, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors688.­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.