Certified Ballot Title
November 5, 1996 General Election
RESULT OF "YES" VOTE: "Yes" vote forbids
government and private entities from discriminating among categories
of health care providers.
RESULT OF "NO" VOTE: "No" vote leaves
Constitution silent on private and government discrimination among
health care provider categories.
SUMMARY: Amends Oregon Constitution. Forbids laws that restrain any person's choice to receive health care from any category of health care provider working within provider's scope of practice established by law. Forbids state agencies, local governments, private entities from discriminating among categories of health care providers rendering the same or similar services within their scope of practice. Defines "health care provider." Allows entities to control health care costs if entities do not violate measure. Does not apply to health care services for inmates in correctional institutions.