Oregon Statutes - Chapter 442 - Health Planning - Section 442.520 - Risk assessment formula; relative risk of rural hospitals.

(1) Subject to the formula set out in subsection (2) of this section, the Office of Rural Health, in consultation with the Oregon Association of Hospitals, shall establish a risk assessment formula to identify the relative risk of a rural hospital, as defined in ORS 442.470.

(2) To assess the degree of risk faced by each rural hospital, the risk assessment formula developed by the Office of Rural Health, in consultation with the Oregon Association of Hospitals, shall include the following categories:

(a) Organizational risk: The financial situation of each facility, as measured by a nationally accepted formula that identifies the hospitalís current and future financial viability;

(b) Population risk: The impact that a hospital closure would have on the health care needs of the citizens of each hospitalís respective service area, as measured by an index that includes medically underserved, distance and target population components; and

(c) Economic risk: The direct and indirect economic contribution made to the communities of each hospitalís respective service area, as measured by an index that measures the overall economic benefit added to the service area community by the hospital. [1991 c.947 §20]

Note: 442.520 was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 442 by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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