Oregon Statutes - Chapter 442 - Health Planning - Section 442.420 - Application for financial assistance; financial analysis and investigation authority; rules.

(1) The Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research may apply for, receive and accept grants, gifts, payments and other funds and advances, appropriations, properties and services from the United States, the State of Oregon or any governmental body, agency or agencies or from any other public or private corporation or person, and enter into agreements with respect thereto, including the undertaking of studies, plans, demonstrations or projects.

(2) The Administrator of the Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research shall conduct or cause to have conducted such analyses and studies relating to costs of health care facilities as considered desirable, including but not limited to methods of reducing such costs, utilization review of services of health care facilities, peer review, quality control, financial status of any facility subject to ORS 442.400 to 442.463 and sources of public and private financing of financial requirements of such facilities.

(3) The administrator may also:

(a) Hold public hearings, conduct investigations and require the filing of information relating to any matter affecting the costs of and charges for services in all health care facilities;

(b) Subpoena witnesses, papers, records and documents the administrator considers material or relevant in connection with functions of the office subject to the provisions of ORS chapter 183;

(c) Exercise, subject to the limitations and restrictions imposed by ORS 442.400 to 442.463, all other powers which are reasonably necessary or essential to carry out the express objectives and purposes of ORS 442.400 to 442.463; and

(d) Adopt rules in accordance with ORS chapter 183 necessary in the administratorís judgment for carrying out the functions of the office. [Formerly 441.435; 1981 c.693 §17; 1983 c.482 §15; 1985 c.747 §39; 1995 c.727 §26; 1997 c.683 §22; 1999 c.581 §4]

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