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Oregon Bulletin

April 1, 2012

Oregon Health Authority, Addictions and Mental Health Division: Mental Health Services, Chapter 309

Rule Caption: Central Oregon Health Council and Regional Health Improvement Plan.

Adm. Order No.: MHS 3-2012

Filed with Sec. of State: 2-23-2012

Certified to be Effective: 2-23-12

Notice Publication Date: 11-1-2011

Rules Adopted: 309-014-0300, 309-014-0310, 309-014-0320, 309-014-0330, 309-014-0340

Rules Repealed: 309-014-0300(T), 309-014-0310(T), 309-014-0320(T), 309-014-0330(T), 309-014-0340(T)

Subject: These rules relate to the implementation of Chapter 418, Oregon Laws 2011, sections 13 through 20. The scope is limited to the creation of the Central Health Council and the implementation of the Central Oregon Health Improvement Plan.

Rules Coordinator: Nola Russell—(503) 945-7652

309-014-0300

Purpose and Scope

These rules relate to the implementation of Chapter 418, Oregon Laws 2011 sections 13 through 20. The scope is limited to the creation of the Central Health Council and the implementation of the Central Oregon Health Improvement Plan.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 413.042
Stat. Implemented: ORS 243.125, 243.864
Hist.: MHS 6-2011(Temp), f. 8-26-11, cert. ef. 9-1-11 thru 2-28-12; MHS 3-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-23-12

309-014-0310

Definitions

(1) “Authority” means the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).

(2) “Central Oregon Health Council” (COHC) means a council which shall, as a minimum, conduct a regional health assessment and adopt a regional health improvement plan to serve as a strategic population health and health care system service plan for the region served by the council.

(3) “Commission” means the Commission on Children and Families.

(4) “Council” means the Central Oregon Health Council (COHC).

(5) “Plan” means the Regional Health Improvement Plan.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 413.042
Stat. Implemented: ORS 243.125, 243.864
Hist.: MHS 6-2011(Temp), f. 8-26-11, cert. ef. 9-1-11 thru 2-28-12; MHS 3-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-23-12

309-014-0320

Regional Health Improvement Plan

(1) The Regional Health Improvement Plan (RHIP) submitted by the Central Oregon Health Council, defined in OAR 309-014-0300, must include, but need not be limited to the following:

(a) Federally required components;

(b) Health policy;

(c) System design;

(d) Outcome and quality improvement;

(e) Integration of service delivery and

(f) Workforce development.

(2) Any additional requirements to the RHIP will be agreed upon in advance by the Council, the Authority and the Commission.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 413.042
Stat. Implemented: ORS 243.125, 243.864
Hist.: MHS 6-2011(Temp), f. 8-26-11, cert. ef. 9-1-11 thru 2-28-12; MHS 3-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-23-12

309-014-0330

Central Oregon Health Council

(1) The council may not convene until the governing body of each county adopts a resolution signifying the body’s intention to do so.

(2) Subsequent to the formation of the council, a county that is adjacent to Crook, Deschutes or Jefferson County may join the council if:

(a) The governing body of the county seeking to join the council adopts a resolution signifying the body’s intention to include a portion of that county in the region served by the council;

(b) The portion of the county to be included in the region is part of a natural health care referral pattern with the other counties on the council; and

(c) The authority and the council approve.

(3) The COHC shall consist of no more than 11 members, including:

(a) A formative council consisting of:

(A) One member each from the governing bodies of Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties, appointed by each body;

(B) The chief executive officer, or a designee of the chief executive officer, of the health care system serving the region; and

(C) The chief executive officer, or a designee of the chief executive officer, of the Medicaid contractor serving the region; and

(b) At least three members appointed by the formative council established under paragraph (3)(a)(A) of this rule. Members appointed under this section shall be representatives of:

(A) Consumers of physical and behavioral health services;

(B) Health care professionals;

(C) School districts or educational service districts;

(D) The business community; or

(E) A member from the governing body of each county that joins the council defined in (3)(a)(A) of this rule.

(4) The term of office of the members of the council is four years.

(5) A majority of the members of the council constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.

(6) The council shall elect a member of the council to serve as the chairperson.

(7) If there is a vacancy for any cause, the appointing authority shall make an appointment to the vacated position to become effective immediately.

(8) The council may enter into necessary contracts, apply for and receive grants, hold and dispose of property and take other actions necessary to carry out the activities, services and responsibilities assumed by the council.

(9) The council may adopt rules necessary for the operation of the council.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 413.042
Stat. Implemented: ORS 243.125, 243.864
Hist.: MHS 6-2011(Temp), f. 8-26-11, cert. ef. 9-1-11 thru 2-28-12; MHS 3-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-23-12

309-014-0340

Central Oregon Health Improvement Plan (COHIP)

(1) The COHC shall develop a health improvement plan as detailed in OAR 309-017-0030.

(2) The COHIP will replace all prior plans required by the Authority in ORS 430.630, 430.640, 431.385 and 624.510 and plans required by the State Commission on Children and Families under ORS 417.705 through 417.801.

(3) The COHC will submit the plan no later than March 1, 2012 to the Authority.

(4) The Authority shall have 45 days from the date the plan is submitted to review the plan and return it to the Council either approved or with suggested modifications.

(a) If modifications are suggested the Council will have 45 days to respond to the suggestions and resubmit the plan.

(b) The Authority will have a final 30 days to review the plan.

(5) The plan is effective July 1, 2012.

(6) New plans must be submitted every four years if the sunset in the enabling legislation is removed by the Legislative Assembly.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 413.042
Stat. Implemented: ORS 243.125, 243.864
Hist.: MHS 6-2011(Temp), f. 8-26-11, cert. ef. 9-1-11 thru 2-28-12; MHS 3-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-23-12

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