Oregon Statutes - Chapter 353 - Oregon Health and Science University - Section 353.460 - Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology.

(1) Subject to the provisions of sections 13 and 16, chapter 770, Oregon Laws 1985, there is created a Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology. The Oregon Health and Science University shall administer the center.

(2) The purposes of the center may include, but are not limited to, reducing the incidence of disease and reducing the costs and dangers to employers and employees associated with occupational disease. Specific functions of the center may include:

(a) Basic and applied research into the incidence and causes of occupational diseases.

(b) Epidemiology and other data collection.

(c) Design of programs for clinical management of occupational diseases.

(d) Education and training programs.

(3) Although the output of the centerís programs is intended to be of statewide use for employers, employees, health professionals and the public concerning occupational disease, it is not intended that the center shall assume any of the responsibilities or functions of the physical rehabilitation facility operated by the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services. The center may offer programs of diagnosis and treatment of occupational disease, but it is expected that such services shall be compensable under ORS chapter 656. [Formerly 352.073]

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