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442.200 Definitions for ORS 442.205. As used in this section and ORS 442.205:
(1) "Charity care" means free or discounted health services provided to persons who cannot afford to pay and from whom a hospital has no expectation of payment. "Charity care" does not include bad debt, contractual allowances or discounts for quick payment.
(2) "Community benefit" means a program or activity that provides treatment or promotes health and healing in response to an identified community need. "Community benefit" includes:
(a) Charity care;
(b) Losses related to Medicaid, Medicare, State Children's Health Insurance Program or other publicly funded health care program shortfalls;
(c) Community health improvement services;
(e) Financial and in-kind contributions to the community; and
(f) Community building activities affecting health in the community. [2007 c.384 §2]
Note: 442.200 and 442.205 were added to and made a part of ORS chapter 442 by legislative action but were not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
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