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OREGON HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE

 

DIVISION 1

PROCEDURAL RULES

945-001-0001

Model Rules of Procedure

The Oregon Health Insurance Exchange Corporation adopts the Attorney General Model Rules applicable to rulemaking, effective August 19, 2011, with the exception of OAR 137-001-0080.

[ED. NOTE: The full text of the Attorney General's Model Rules of Procedure is available from the office of the Attorney General or the Oregon Health Insurance Exchange.]

Stat. Auth: ORS 183.341 & 2011 OL Ch. 415, Sec. 3(5)
Stats. Implemented: ORS 183.341 & 413.042
Hist.: OHIE 1-2012, f. & cert. ef. 3-6-12

945-001-0006

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Adoption of Temporary Rules

(1) Except as provided in ORS 183.335(7) or (12) or 183.341, before permanently adopting, amending, or repealing an administrative rule, the Oregon Health Insurance Exchange Corporation (Exchange) shall give notice of the intended action:

(a) To legislators specified in ORS 183.335(15) at least 49 days before the effective date of the rule;

(b) To persons on the interested parties lists described in section (2) of this rule for the pertinent OAR chapter or pertinent subtopics or programs within an OAR chapter at least 28 days before the effective date of the rule;

(c) In the Secretary of State's Bulletin referred to in ORS 183.360 at least 21 days before the effective date of the rule;

(d) To other persons, agencies, or organizations that the Exchange is required to provide an opportunity to comment pursuant to state statute or federal law or as a requirement of receiving federal funding, at least 28 days before the effective date of the rule; and

(f) In addition to the above, the Exchange may send notice of intended action to other persons, agencies, or organizations that the Exchange, in its discretion, believes to have an interest in the subject matter of the proposed rule at least 28 days before the effective date of the rule.

(2) Pursuant to ORS 183.335(8), the Exchange shall maintain an interested parties list for each OAR chapter of rules for which the Exchange has administrative responsibility, and an interested parties list for subtopics or programs within those chapters. A person, group, or entity that desires to be placed on the list to receive notices regarding proposed permanent adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule must make the request in writing or by electronic mail to the rules coordinator for the chapter. The request must include either a mailing address or an electronic mail address to which notices may be sent.

(3) Notices under this rule may be sent by hand delivery, state shuttle, postal mail, electronic mail, or facsimile. The Exchange recognizes state shuttle as "mail" and may use this means to notify other state agencies.

(a) An email notification under section (1) of this rule may consist of any of the following:

(A) An email that attaches the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking or Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Hearing and Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact.

(B) An email that includes a link within the body of the email, allowing direct access online to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking or Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Hearing and Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact.

(C) An email with specific instructions within the body of the email, usually including an electronic Universal Resource Locator (URL) address, to find the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking or Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Hearing and Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact.

(b) The Exchange may use facsimile as an added means of notification, if necessary. Notification by facsimile under section (1) of this rule shall include the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking or Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Hearing and Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact, or specific instructions to locate these documents online.

(c) The Exchange shall honor all written requests that notification be sent by postal mail instead of electronically if a mailing address is provided.

(4) If the Exchange adopts or suspends a temporary rule, the Authority shall notify:

(a) Legislators specified in ORS 183.335(15);

(b) Persons on the interested parties list described in section (2) of this rule for the pertinent OAR chapter, subtopics, or programs within an OAR chapter;

(c) Other persons, agencies, or organizations that the Exchange is required to notify pursuant to state statute or federal law or as a requirement of receiving federal funding; and

(d) In addition to the above, the Exchange may send notice to other persons, agencies, or organizations that the Exchange, in its discretion, believes to have an interest in the subject matter of the temporary rulemaking.

(5) In lieu of providing a copy of the rule or rules as proposed with the notice of intended action or notice concerning the adoption of a temporary rule, the Exchange may state how and where a copy may be obtained on paper, by electronic mail, or from a specified web site.

Stat. Auth: ORS 183.341 & 2011 OL Ch. 415, Sec. 3(5)
Stats. Implemented: ORS 183.330, 183.335 & 183.341
Hist.: OHIE 1-2012, f. & cert. ef. 3-6-12

945-001-0011

Delegation of Rulemaking Authority

Any officer or employee of the Oregon Health Insurance Exchange Corporation who is identified on a completed Delegation of Authority form signed by the Director or Deputy Director of the Exchange and filed with the Secretary of State, Administrative Rules Unit, is vested with the authority to adopt, amend, repeal, or suspend administrative rules as provided on that form until the delegation is revoked by the Director or Deputy Director of the Exchange, or the person leaves employment with the Exchange.

Stat. Auth: ORS 183.341 & 2011 OL Ch. 415, Sec. 3(5)
Stats. Implemented: ORS 183.330, 183.335 & 183.341
Hist.: OHIE 1-2012, f. & cert. ef. 3-6-12

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