Governor Wields Final Say on Psychologist Bill

The Lund Report
No matter what he decides, this issue will come back to haunt the 2011 Oregon Legislature next February
March 4, 2010 -- The battle lines have been drawn, and now it’s up to Gov. Kulongoski to determine whether psychologists should be able to prescribe psychotropic drugs.

New Health Boards Seek Members

Nominees for the new Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Health Policy Board must be received by August 7

On June 11, Oregon's Legislature passed historic health reform legislation in House Bill 2009. In particular, HB 2009 creates an Oregon Health Authority (OHA), which is responsible for streamlining and aligning state health purchasers and programs to maximize efficiency as well as organize state health policy and health services.

Kulongoski Names Goldberg to Head Reform Transition

Gov. Ted Kulongoski issued an executive order today naming Bruce Goldberg, head of DHS, to lead reform efforts

Press release issued today by Gov. Kulongoski
July 8, 2009 -- Governor Ted Kulongoski today issued Executive Order 09-11 delegating Bruce Goldberg, M.D. as his representative to lead the consolidation and realignment of the state’s human and health care services. Dr. Goldberg is the current director of the Oregon Department of Human Services and will retain those duties.

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