As used in ORS 442.470 to 442.507:
(1) “Acute inpatient care facility” means a licensed hospital with an organized medical staff, with permanent facilities that include inpatient beds, and with comprehensive medical services, including physician services and continuous nursing services under the supervision of registered nurses, to provide diagnosis and medical or surgical treatment primarily for but not limited to acutely ill patients and accident victims.
(2) “Council” means the Rural Health Coordinating Council.
(3) “Office” means the Office of Rural Health.
(4) “Primary care physician” means a doctor licensed under ORS chapter 677 whose specialty is family practice, general practice, internal medicine, pediatrics or obstetrics and gynecology.
(5)(a) “Rural hospital” means a hospital characterized as one of the following:
(A) A type A hospital, which is a small and remote hospital that has 50 or fewer beds and is more than 30 miles from another acute inpatient care facility;
(B) A type B hospital, which is a small and rural hospital that has 50 or fewer beds and is 30 miles or less from another acute inpatient care facility;
(C) A type C hospital, which is considered to be a rural hospital and has more than 50 beds, but is not a referral center; or
(D) A rural critical access hospital as defined in ORS 315.613.
(b) “Rural hospital” does not include a hospital of any class that was designated by the federal government as a rural referral hospital before January 1, 1989. [1979 c.513 §1; 1987 c.660 §12; 1987 c.918 §5; 1989 c.893 §8a; 1991 c.947 §1; 2001 c.875 §2]Section: Previous 442.445 442.450 442.460 442.463 442.465 442.467 442.469 442.470 442.475 442.480 442.485 442.490 442.495 442.500 442.502 Next
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