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OHPR Statutes - Health Care Workforce Database

ORS 442.468, 676.410

  
     442.468 Health care workforce data reporting. (1) Using data collected from all health care professional licensing boards, including but not limited to boards that license or certify chemical dependency and mental health treatment providers and other sources, the Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research shall create and maintain a healthcare workforce database that will provide information upon request to state agencies and to the Legislative Assembly about Oregon’s healthcare workforce, including:
      (a) Demographics, including race and ethnicity.
      (b) Practice status.
      (c) Education and training background.
      (d) Population growth.
      (e) Economic indicators.
      (f) Incentives to attract qualified individuals, especially those from underrepresented minority groups, to healthcare education.
      (2) The Administrator for the Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research may contract with a private or public entity to establish and maintain the database and to analyze the data. The office is not subject to the requirements of ORS chapters 279A, 279B and 279C with respect to the contract. [2009 c.595 §1174; 2011 c.602 §30]
 
      Note: See note under 442.464.
 
     676.410 Information required for issuance or renewal of certain licenses; confidentiality; fees. (1) As used in this section, “healthcare workforce regulatory board” means the:
      (a) Occupational Therapy Licensing Board;
      (b) Oregon Medical Board;
      (c) Oregon State Board of Nursing;
      (d) Oregon Board of Dentistry;
      (e) Physical Therapist Licensing Board;
      (f) State Board of Pharmacy; and
      (g) Board of Examiners of Licensed Dietitians.
      (2)(a) An applicant for a license from a healthcare workforce regulatory board or renewal of a license by a healthcare workforce regulatory board shall provide the information prescribed by the Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research pursuant to subsection (3) of this section.
      (b) Except as provided in subsection (4) of this section, a healthcare workforce regulatory board may not approve a subsequent application for a license or renewal of a license until the applicant provides the information.
      (3) The Administrator for the Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research shall collaborate with the healthcare workforce regulatory boards to adopt rules for the manner, form and content for reporting, and the information that must be provided to a healthcare workforce regulatory board under subsection (2) of this section, which may include:
      (a) Demographics, including race and ethnicity.
      (b) Education information.
      (c) License information.
      (d) Employment information.
      (e) Primary and secondary practice information.
      (f) Anticipated changes in the practice.
      (g) Languages spoken.
      (4)(a) A healthcare workforce regulatory board shall report healthcare workforce information collected under subsection (2) of this section to the Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research.
      (b) A healthcare workforce regulatory board shall keep confidential and not release personally identifiable data collected under this section for a person licensed, registered or certified by a board. This paragraph does not apply to the release of information to a law enforcement agency for investigative purposes or to the release to the Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research for state health planning purposes.
      (5) The requirements of subsection (2) of this section apply to an applicant for issuance or renewal of a license who is or who is applying to become:
      (a) An occupational therapist or certified occupational therapy assistant as defined in ORS 675.210;
      (b) A physician as defined in ORS 677.010;
      (c) A physician assistant as defined in ORS 677.495;
      (d) A nurse or nursing assistant licensed or certified under ORS 678.010 to 678.410;
      (e) A dentist or dental hygienist as defined in ORS 679.010;
      (f) A physical therapist or physical therapist assistant as defined in ORS 688.010;
      (g) A pharmacist or pharmacy technician as defined in ORS 689.005; or
      (h) A licensed dietitian, as defined in ORS 691.405.
      (6) A healthcare workforce regulatory board may adopt rules as necessary to perform the board’s duties under this section.
      (7) In addition to licensing fees that may be imposed by a healthcare workforce regulatory board, the Oregon Health Policy Board shall establish fees to be paid by applicants for issuance or renewal of licenses reasonably calculated to reimburse the actual cost of obtaining or reporting information as required by subsection (2) of this section. [2009 c.595 §1175]