(1) There is established a task force at Oregon Health and Science University to review the impact of the Oregon Opportunity program on the ability of the university to carry out its missions of teaching, patient care, research and community service.
(2) The review by the task force shall include but not be limited to:
(a) Whether the Oregon Opportunity program competes with or enhances the teaching, patient care, research and community service missions of the university;
(b) Whether new discoveries increase the cost of health care or make health care more efficient;
(c) Whether there are additional economic implications of technological advances in health care;
(d) How access to high-quality clinical care can be maintained for Oregonís vulnerable populations during the implementation of the Oregon Opportunity program;
(e) Whether the universityís high standard of clinical care and the universityís commitment to vulnerable populations is compromised or enhanced; and
(f) Whether animal research at the university is being done in an ethical and humane manner.
(3) The task force shall consist of:
(a) Two members who are members of the House of Representatives, appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
(b) Two members who are members of the Senate, appointed by the President of the Senate;
(c) Six members from the university, appointed by the president of the university, who represent:
(A) The ethics center;
(B) Academic programs;
(C) Patient care programs;
(D) Community service and outreach programs;
(E) Financial administration; and
(F) Research programs; and
(d) Three public members, appointed by the Governor, who represent:
(A) The public health and health policy community;
(B) Advocates for persons who are medically underserved; and
(C) The medical community.
(4) The term of office of each legislative member is two years and the term of office of each nonlegislative member is four years. Each member serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority. Before the expiration of the term of a member, the appointing authority shall appoint a successor. A member is eligible for reappointment. If there is a vacancy for any cause, the appointing authority shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term.
(5) A nonlegislative member of the task force is entitled to compensation and expenses as provided in ORS 292.495. A legislative member of the task force is entitled to compensation and expenses as provided in ORS 171.072 from funds appropriated to the Legislative Assembly for such purposes.
(6) The task force shall select one of its members as chairperson and another as vice chairperson, for such terms and with duties and powers necessary for the performance of the functions of such offices as the task force determines.
(7) A majority of the members of the task force constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.
(8) The task force shall schedule public hearings for the purpose of gathering information from interested parties. The task force shall meet at times and places specified by the call of the chairperson or of a majority of the members of the task force.
(9) The university shall provide staff support to the task force.
(10) Prior to July 1 of each even-numbered year, the task force shall report its findings from the review to the Governor and any interim legislative committees on human resources. [2001 c.921 §6]Section: Previous 353.445 353.450 353.460 353.470 353.480 353.550 353.553 353.556 353.559 353.563 353.600 353.603 353.606 353.609 353.612 Next
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