Oregon Statutes - Chapter 442 - Health Planning - Section 442.750 - Status of actions under cooperative program; effect on other liability.

(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]

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