Category Archive for: ‘Act’

Portland City Council Schedules Vote on Water Fluoridation


On September 6th, the Portland City Council will hold a hearing about whether to fluoridate the city’s drinking water, with a vote currently scheduled for September 12th. You have a chance to learn, weigh in and have your voice heard, whether you get to speak at the formal hearing or not. The contact information for each Commissioner is listed below, …

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Input Requested on Draft Medical Liability Legislation

Senate Bill 1580 (passed in February 2012) directed the Governor to establish the Patient Safety and Defensive Medicine (PSDM) Workgroup to recommend a medical liability legislative proposal for the 2013 Legislative session. The Workgroup’s efforts are guided with the following principles: Improve the practice environment to allow physicians to learn from medical errors and improve patient safety; More effectively compensate …

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Menu Labeling: Do You Know What Has More/Less Calories?


Our colleagues at the Oregon Public Health Institute shared a quiz that might get you thinking about the need for betterment labeling. Take the quiz yourself here and see how your score looks. Counties and some states are addressing the issue. Do you think we should have federal policy on menu labeling?

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Second CO-OP to form in Oregon

Oregon will have two CO-OPs forming in Oregon, after news of federal loans awarded to Oregon’s Health CO-OP. Together with CCO’s and the Exchange, there is a lot brewing to transform how Oregonians access and purchase insurance and get better care, and even more need for consumer input. You can read the CMS award press release here.

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Call for Applications: OR Essential Health Benefit Workgroup

The governor’s office issued a press release this week, calling for nominations to be appointed to serve on the Oregon Essential health Benefits Workgroup. This group will be jointly chartered by the Oregon Health Insurance Exchange Board and the Oregon Health Policy Board. There is a standard process for all executive appointments that you can find here. It may look …

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