Oregon Statutes - Chapter 431 - State and Local Administration and Enforcement of Health Laws - Section 431.120 - Duties of Department of Human Services; rules.

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]

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