Or. Admin. R. 333-500-0010 - Definitions

As used in OAR chapter 333, divisions 500 through 535, unless the context requires otherwise, the following definitions apply:

(1) "Assessment" means a complete nursing assessment, including:
(a) The systematic and ongoing collection of information to determine an individual's health status and need for intervention;
(b) A comparison with past information; and
(c) Judgment, evaluation, or a conclusion that occurs as a result of subsections (a) and (b) of this definition.
(2) "Authentication" means verification that an entry in the patient medical record is genuine.
(3) "Authority" means the Oregon Health Authority.
(4) "Certified Nursing Assistant" (CNA) means a person who is certified by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) to assist licensed nursing personnel in the provision of nursing care.
(5) "Chiropractor" means a person licensed under ORS chapter 684 to practice chiropractic.
(6) "Conditions of Participation" mean the applicable federal regulations that hospitals are required to comply with in order to participate in the federal Medicare and Medicaid programs.
(7) "Deemed" means a health care facility that has been inspected by an approved accrediting organization and has been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as meeting CMS Conditions of Participation.
(8) "Discharge" means the release of a person who was an inpatient of a hospital including, but not limited to:
(a) The release and transfer of a newborn to another facility, but not a transfer between acute care departments of the same facility;
(b) The release of a person from an acute care section of a hospital for admission to a long-term care section of a facility;
(c) Release from a long-term care section of a facility for admission to an acute care section of a facility;
(d) A patient who has died; and
(e) An inpatient who leaves a hospital for purposes of utilizing non-hospital owned or operated diagnostic or treatment equipment, if the person does not return as an inpatient of the same health care facility within a 24-hour period.
(9) "Direct ownership" has the meaning given the term 'ownership interest' in 42 CFR 420.201.
(10) "Division" means the Public Health Division within the Authority.
(11) "Emergency Medical Services" means medical services that are usually and customarily available at the respective hospital in an emergency department and that must be provided immediately to sustain a person's life, to prevent serious permanent disfigurement or loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member or organ, or to provide care to a woman in labor where delivery is imminent if the hospital is so equipped and, if the hospital is not equipped, to provide necessary treatment to allow the woman to travel to a more appropriate facility without undue risk of serious harm.
(12) "Emergency Psychiatric Services" means mental health services that are usually and customarily available in an emergency department at the respective hospital and that must be provided immediately to prevent harm to the patient or others including but not limited to triage and assessment; observation and supervision; crisis stabilization; crisis intervention; and crisis counseling.
(13) "Financial interest" means a five percent or greater direct or indirect ownership interest.
(14) "Full compliance survey" means a survey conducted by the Division following a complaint investigation to determine a hospital's compliance with the CMS Conditions of Participation.
(15) "Governing body" means the body or person legally responsible for the direction and control of the operation of the hospital.
(16) "Governmental unit" has the meaning given that term in ORS 442.015.
(17) "Health care facility" (HCF) has the meaning given the term in ORS 442.015.
(18) "Health Care Facility Licensing Laws" means ORS 441.005 through 441.990 and its implementing rules.
(19) "Hospital" has the meaning given that term in ORS 442.015.
(20) "Indirect ownership" has the meaning given the term 'indirect ownership interest' in 42 CFR 420.201.
(21) "Licensed" means that the person to whom the term is applied is currently licensed, certified or registered by the proper authority to follow his or her profession or vocation within the State of Oregon, and when applied to a hospital means that the facility is currently licensed by the Authority.
(22) "Licensed nurse" means a nurse licensed under ORS chapter 678 to practice registered or practical nursing.
(23) "Licensed Practical Nurse" means a nurse licensed under ORS chapter 678 to practice practical nursing.
(24) "Major alteration" means any structural change to the foundation, roof, floor, or exterior or load bearing walls of a building, or the extension of an existing building to increase its floor area. Major alteration also means the extensive alteration of an existing building such as to change its function and purpose, even if the alteration does not include any structural change to the building.
(25) "Manager" means a person who:
(a) Has authority to direct and control the work performance of nursing staff;
(b) Has authority to take corrective action regarding a violation of law or a rule or a violation of professional standards of practice, about which a nursing staff has complained; or
(c) Has been designated by a hospital to receive the notice described in ORS 441.174(2).
(26) "Minor alteration" means cosmetic upgrades to the interior or exterior of an existing building, such as but not limited to wall finishes, floor coverings and casework.
(27) "Mobile Satellite" means a MRI, CAT Scan, Lithotripsy Unit, Cath Lab, or other such modular outpatient treatment or diagnostic unit that is capable of being moved, is housed in a vehicle with a vehicle identification number (VIN), and does not remain on a hospital campus for more than 180 days in any calendar year.
(28) "NFPA" means National Fire Protection Association.
(29) "Nurse Midwife/Nurse Practitioner" means a registered nurse certified by the OSBN as a nurse midwife/nurse practitioner.
(30) "Nurse Practitioner" has the meaning given that term in ORS 678.010.
(31) "Nursing staff" means a registered nurse, a licensed practical nurse, or other assistive nursing personnel.
(32) "OB Unit" means a dedicated obstetrical unit that meets the requirements of OAR 333-535-0120.
(33) "On-call" means a scheduled state of availability to return to duty, work-ready, within a specified period of time.
(34) "Oregon Sanitary Code" means the Food Sanitation Rules in OAR 333-150-0000.
(35) "Patient audit" means review of the medical record or physical inspection or interview of a patient.
(36) "Person" has the meaning given that term in ORS 442.015.
(37) "Physician" means a person licensed as a doctor of medicine or osteopathy under ORS chapter 677.
(38) "Physician Assistant" has the meaning given that term in ORS 677.495.
(39) "Plan of correction" means a document executed by a hospital in response to a statement of deficiency issued by the Division that describes with specificity how and when deficiencies of health care licensing laws or conditions of participation shall be corrected.
(40) "Podiatrist" has the same meaning as "podiatric physician and surgeon" in ORS 677.010.
(41) "Podiatry" means the diagnosis or the medical, physical or surgical treatment of ailments of the human foot, except treatment involving the use of a general or spinal anesthetic unless the treatment is performed in a licensed hospital or in a licensed ambulatory surgical center and is under the supervision of or in collaboration with a physician. "Podiatry" does not include the administration of general or spinal anesthetics or the amputation of the foot.
(42) "Public body" has the meaning given that term in ORS 30.260.
(43) "Registered Nurse" means a person licensed under ORS chapter 678 to practice registered nursing.
(44) "Respite care" means care provided in a temporary, supervised living arrangement for individuals who need a protected environment, but who do not require acute nursing care or acute medical supervision.
(45) "Retaliatory action" means the discharge, suspension, demotion, harassment, denial of employment or promotion, or layoff of a nursing staff person directly employed by the hospital, or other adverse action taken against a nursing staff person directly employed by the hospital in the terms or conditions of employment of the nursing staff person, as a result of filing a complaint.
(46) "Satellite" means a building or part of a building owned or leased by a hospital, and operated by a hospital in a geographically separate location from the hospital, with a separate physical address from the hospital but that is within 35 miles from the hospital, through which the hospital provides:
(a) Outpatient diagnostic, therapeutic, or rehabilitative services;
(b) Psychiatric services in accordance with OAR 333-525-0000 including:
(A) Inpatient psychiatric services; and
(B) Emergency psychiatric services through an emergency department in accordance with OAR 333-520-0070; or
(c) Emergency medical services in accordance with OAR 333-500-0027.
(47) "Special Inpatient Care Facility" means a facility with inpatient beds and any other facility designed and utilized for special health care purposes that may include but is not limited to a rehabilitation center, a facility for the treatment of alcoholism or drug abuse, a freestanding hospice facility, or an inpatient facility meeting the requirements of ORS 441.065, and any other establishment falling within a classification established by the Division, after determination of the need for such classification and the level and kind of health care appropriate for such classification.
(48) "Stable newborn" means a newborn who is four or more hours post-delivery and who is free from abnormal vital signs, color, activity, muscle tone, neurological status, weight, and maternal-child interaction.
(49) "Stable postpartum patient" means a postpartum mother who is four hours or more postpartum and who is free from any abnormal fluctuations in vital signs, has vaginal flow within normal limits, and who can ambulate, be independent in self-care, and provide care to her newborn infant, if one is present.
(50) "Statement of deficiencies" means a document issued by the Division that describes a hospital's deficiencies in complying with health care facility licensing laws or conditions of participation.
(51) "Survey" means an inspection of a hospital to determine the extent to which a hospital is in compliance with health facility licensing laws and conditions of participation.


Or. Admin. R. 333-500-0010
HB 183, f. & ef. 5-26-66; HB 209, f. 12-18-68; HD 11, f. 3-16-72, ef. 4-1-72; HD 11-1980, f. & ef. 9-10-80, HD 8-1985, f. & ef. 5-17-85; Renumbered from 333-023-0114; HD 13-1987, f. 9-1-87, ef. 9-15-87; HD 23-1987(Temp), f. 11-27-87, ef. 10-15-87 through 4-15-88; HD 10-1988, f. & cert. ef. 5-27-88; HD 29-1988, f. 12-29-88, cert. ef. 1-1-89, Renumbered from 333-070-0000; HD 21-1993, f. & cert. ef. 10-28-93; HD 30-1994, f. & cert. ef. 12-13-94; OHD 2-2000, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-00; OHD 20-2002, f. & cert. ef. 12-10-02; PH 11-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-09; PH 26-2010, f. 12-14-10, cert. ef. 12-15-10; PH 17-2012, f. 12-20-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; PH 5-2015, f. & cert. ef. 2/6/2015; PH 11-2015, f. & cert. ef. 8/13/2015; PH 95-2018, minor correction filed 03/20/2018, effective 3/20/2018; PH 233-2018, amend filed 08/02/2018, effective 8/2/2018; PH 18-2019, amend filed 10/01/2019, effective 1/1/2020

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 441.025

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 441.025

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