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2009 Regular Session
At the request of: (at the request of House Interim Committee on Health Care)
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Bill Title: Relating to health care; appropriating money; and declaring an emergency.
Catchline/Summary: Establishes Oregon Health Policy Board and Oregon Health Authority and specifies duties, functions and powers.
Establishes Oregon Health Authority] Policy Board and Oregon Health Authority and specifies duties, functions and powers. Transfers health functions to authority from Department of Human Services. Creates Quality Care Institute in Oregon Health Authority.] Directs authority to develop and submit to Legislative Assembly for approval Oregon Health Insurance Exchange plan. Abolishes Oregon Health Fund Board and Oregon Health Policy Commission. Specifies that premium rates for small employer, portability or individual health benefit plan are subject to approval by Director of Department of Consumer and Business Services. Creates criteria and procedures by which director approves, disapproves or modifies premium rates. Establishes Oregon Health Authority Fund. Continuously appropriates moneys in fund to authority for purpose of carrying out functions of authority. Establishes Health Information Technology Oversight Council within authority for purposes relating to health information technology. Creates Statewide Health Improvement Program within authority for purposes relating to prevention of chronic disease and reduction in utilization of expensive and invasive acute treatments. Establishes patient centered primary care home program in Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research for purposes relating to patient centered primary care homes. Directs office to create and maintain healthcare workforce database for purpose of providing information about Oregon's healthcare workforce to state agencies and Legislative Assembly. Directs office to convene stakeholder workgroup to develop uniform standards for health insurers licensed in Oregon. Allows Director of Department of Consumer and Business Services to adopt by rule standards developed by workgroup. Allows office to adopt rules requiring certain hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers to publicly report proposed capital projects. Directs Administrator of Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research to establish and maintain program that requires certain entities to report health care data. Requires administrator to facilitate collaborative effort with authority, Department of Human Services, Department of Consumer and Business Services and interested stakeholders to use data to develop comprehensive health care information system. Directs Health Resources Commission to conduct comparative effectiveness research of certain new and existing health treatments, procedures and services. Directs Health Services Commission to develop or identify evidence-based health care guidelines and to disseminate guidelines to providers, consumers and purchasers of health care. Directs authority to establish and operate statewide registry of physician orders for life-sustaining treatment for purposes of ensuring that medical treatment preferences for individuals nearing end of life are honored. Establishes Oregon POLST Registry Advisory Committee to advise authority. Requires carrier of health benefit plan and licensed third party administrator to annually submit to Department of Consumer and Business Services data concerning number of covered lives of carrier or administrator. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
Chapter Number: Chapter 595
Fiscal Impact: Fiscal Impact Issued
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
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