(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of ORS 646.705 to 646.836:
(a) A cooperative program for which approval has been granted under ORS 442.700 to 442.760 and 646.740 is a lawful program to the extent it engages in activities permitted by the order and supervised by the Director of Human Services and is in compliance with the order; and
(b) If the parties to a cooperative program apply to the director as provided in ORS 442.710, the conduct of the parties and all other participants in negotiating or entering into a cooperative program is lawful conduct.
(2) Subsection (1)(b) of this section does not apply to persons negotiating a cooperative program if it can be demonstrated, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the persons do not or did not intend to enter into a cooperative agreement.
(3) Nothing in ORS 442.700 to 442.760 and 646.740 shall be construed to immunize any person from liability or impose liability where none would otherwise exist under federal or state antitrust laws for conduct in negotiating and entering into a cooperative program for which no application was filed with the director. [1993 c.769 §11]Section: Previous 442.715 442.720 442.725 442.730 442.735 442.740 442.745 442.750 442.755 442.760 442.800 442.805 442.807 442.820 442.825 Next
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