(1) The Oregon Health Policy Commission is established to serve as the policy-making body responsible for health policy and planning for the state.
(2) The members of the commission shall be residents of the State of Oregon and shall be appointed by the Governor, subject to the following:
(a) The commission shall have 10 public members and shall include at least one member from each congressional district of the state.
(b) The membership of the commission shall broadly represent the geographic, social, economic, occupational, linguistic and racial population of the state and shall include individuals who represent Oregon’s rural and urban medically underserved populations.
(c) The commission shall have a majority of members who are not direct providers of health care and shall include individuals who represent Oregon’s rural and urban medically underserved populations.
(d) The commission shall have at least one member who is a physician licensed to practice in this state. For the purposes of this paragraph, “physician” has the meaning given that term in ORS 677.010.
(e) Members shall be appointed to three-year terms.
(f) A member may not serve more than two consecutive terms.
(3) Voting members of the commission shall serve at the Governor’s pleasure.
(4) Voting members shall select a chairperson and a vice chairperson from among themselves.
(5) The commission shall meet at least quarterly.
(6) Members are entitled to compensation and expenses as provided in ORS 292.495.
(7) If a vacancy of a voting member is created on the commission for any reason, the Governor shall fill the vacancy by appointing a member to a three-year term.
(8) In addition to the members appointed to the commission under subsection (2) of this section:
(a) The President of the Senate, in consultation with leadership from the minority party, shall appoint two members of the Senate to the commission, one from the majority party and one from the minority party, who shall be nonvoting, advisory members; and
(b) The Speaker of the House of Representatives, in consultation with leadership from the minority party, shall appoint two members of the House of Representatives to the commission, one from the majority party and one from the minority party, who shall be nonvoting, advisory members. [1977 c.751 §3; 1979 c.697 §3; 1981 c.693 §3; 1983 c.482 §3; 1985 c.747 §4; 1987 c.660 §1; 1995 c.727 §20; 1997 c.683 §17; 2001 c.280 §1; 2003 c.784 §1; 2005 c.771 §2]
Note: Section 1, chapter 771, Oregon Laws 2005, provides:
Sec. 1. Notwithstanding ORS 442.035 (2)(e), the terms of office of the first three members appointed by the Governor to the Oregon Health Policy Commission on or after the effective date of this 2005 Act [August 23, 2005] shall be four years. [2005 c.771 §1]Section: Previous 442.005 442.010 442.011 442.015 442.020 442.025 442.030 442.035 442.040 442.045 442.050 442.053 442.055 442.057 442.060 Next
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