The Department of Human Services shall:
(1) Enforce state health policies and rules.
(2) Have the custody of all books, papers, documents and other property belonging to the State Health Commission, which may be deposited in the departmentís office.
(3) Give any instructions that may be necessary, and forward them to the various local public health administrators throughout the state.
(4) Routinely conduct epidemiological investigations for each case of sudden infant death syndrome including, but not limited to, the identification of risk factors such as birth weight, maternal age, prenatal care, history of apnea and socioeconomic characteristics. The department may conduct the investigations through local health departments only upon adoption by rule of a uniform epidemiological data collection method.
(5) Adopt rules related to loans and grants awarded under ORS 285B.560 to 285B.599 or 541.700 to 541.855 for the improvement of drinking water systems for the purpose of maintaining compliance with applicable state and federal drinking water quality standards. In adopting rules under this subsection, the Department of Human Services shall coordinate the departmentís rulemaking process with the Water Resources Department and the Economic and Community Development Department in order to ensure that rules adopted under this subsection are consistent with rules adopted under ORS 285B.563 and 541.845.
(6) Control health care capital expenditures by administering the state certificate of need program pursuant to ORS 442.325 to 442.344. [Amended by 1971 c.650 §10; 1977 c.582 §9; 1981 c.385 §1; 1991 c.944 §4; 1993 c.18 §107; 1993 c.754 §8; 2005 c.835 §24]Section: Previous 431.050 431.053 431.055 431.060 431.065 431.070 431.110 431.120 431.130 431.140 431.150 431.155 431.157 431.160 431.170 Next
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