Oregon Statutes - Chapter 442 - Health Planning - Section 442.700 - Definitions for ORS 442.700 to 442.760.

As used in ORS 442.700 to 442.760:

(1) “Board of governors” means the governors of a cooperative program as described in ORS 442.720.

(2) “Cooperative program” means a program among two or more health care providers for the purpose of providing heart and kidney transplant services including, but not limited to, the sharing, allocation and referral of physicians, patients, personnel, instructional programs, support services, facilities, medical, diagnostic, laboratory or therapeutic services, equipment, devices or supplies, and other services traditionally offered by health care providers.

(3) “Director” means the Director of Human Services.

(4) “Health care provider” means a hospital, physician or entity, a significant part of whose activities consist of providing hospital or physician services in this state. For purposes of the immunities provided by ORS 442.700 to 442.760 and 646.740, “health care provider” includes any officer, director, trustee, employee, or agent of, or any entity under common ownership and control with, a health care provider.

(5) “Hospital” means a hospital, as defined in ORS 442.015 (19), or a long term care facility or an ambulatory surgical center, as those terms are defined in ORS 442.015, that is licensed under ORS 441.015 to 441.089. “Hospital” includes community health programs established under ORS 430.610 to 430.695.

(6) “Order” means a decision issued by the director under ORS 442.710 either approving or denying an application for a cooperative program and includes modifications of an original order under ORS 442.730 (3)(b) and ORS 442.740 (1) and (4).

(7) “Party to a cooperative program agreement” or “party” means an entity that enters into the principal agreement to establish a cooperative program and applies for approval under ORS 442.700 to 442.760 and 646.740 and any other entity that, with the approval of the director, becomes a member of a cooperative program.

(8) “Physician” means a physician defined in ORS 677.010 (13) and licensed under ORS chapter 677. [1993 c.769 §3; 2001 c.104 §182; 2007 c.70 §244]

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