Oregon Statutes - Chapter 440 - Health Districts; Port Hospitals - Section 440.320 - Health districts authorized.

(1)(a) Health districts may be formed for the purposes of:

(A) Providing clinically related diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative services on an inpatient or outpatient basis;

(B) Providing outreach programs in health care education, health care research and patient care;

(C) Serving as a resource for health care providers in the district; and

(D) Promoting the physical and mental health and well-being of district residents.

(b) Health districts may consist of territory in one or more counties, or of a city with or without unincorporated territory. A city shall not be divided in the formation of a health district.

(c) A health district may provide services to persons residing outside its boundaries. A health district may provide services within the boundaries of another health district only with the written permission of that health district.

(2) A health district may include within its boundaries all or any part of the territory of a port district organized under ORS chapter 777 if the port district does not then operate a hospital. [Formerly 441.210; 1999 c.630 §1; 2003 c.802 §112]

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