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Measure 39
Certified Ballot Title
November 5, 1996 General Election

AMENDS CONSTITUTION: GOVERNMENT, PRIVATE ENTITIES CANNOT

DISCRIMINATE AMONG HEALTH CARE PROVIDER CATEGORIES

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.

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