The Senate passed a bill Thursday that serves as exhibit A into how badly things were going last year at the Oregon Health Authority, requiring the agency to give the coordinated care organizations at least a month to review contracts before the deadline to sign them.
The Senate was ready to pass a bill modifying the state’s controversial prescription drug monitoring program but Senate Majority Leader Diane Rosenbaum, D-Portland, pulled the bill unexpectedly after some Democrats objected to provisions that would have allowed public health officials to receive
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Lobbyists from the tobacco industry managed to gum up the passage of a bill that would ban Oregon sales of their flavored tobacco products, many of which have been shown to be appetizing to teenagers, perhaps deliberately.
The House Health Committee greenlighted the libertarian “right-to-try” initiative, sending an amended House Bill 2300 to the floor on a unanimous vote.
The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems is moving aggressively to stamp out legislation that would force its members to be transparent about their prices, and the association has introduced a transparency bill that provides them with political cover while doing little to help consu
The Senate Health Committee could be poised to pass a bill that could shut down the e-cigarette vaping shops that have puffed up on the Oregon landscape and offer a product that’s built on nicotine addiction but which could be less harmful than older sources of nicotine, like tobacco cigarettes.
The Legislature may be stepping in to settle a dispute between health insurance companies and naturopathic physicians, who argue that the companies are misclassifying many of their providers as speciality care and subjecting patients to hire out-of-pocket fees.
Oregon has some of the most generous health benefits for pregnant women, borne of the policy decision that ensuring a healthy start for new citizens will be one of the best investments steering a child toward a healthy, productive life.
The House approved a bill Monday that will require a nurse or physician at all blood drives with just a few exceptions.
It may seem like common sense. But Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer, D-Portland, told her colleagues Wednesday that in reality, they needed to pass a law to let schools know it was OK for kids to bring sunscreen to class and use it when they go outside for recess or field trips.