Where is the full text available for reading?

The full text is posted on the website of the Oregon State Legislature as House Bill 3260 at:


When was the study enacted?

Governor Kitzhaber signed HB 3260 into law August 1, 2013.

Who will conduct the study?

The bill requires the Oregon Health Authority to select a third party to conduct the study. The selection will begin when fundraising is complete, February 2014.

Who will pay for the study?

The legislature allotted no funds. Private funding is essential.

How much will the study cost?

The estimated cost is $200,000.

Who will collect the private contributions?

The Northwest Health Foundation is the fiscal agent to whom all donations should be directed.

Checks should be made out “Northwest Health Foundation Fund II” and designated “HB 3260 Health Care Financing Study” and sent to:

Northwest Health Foundation

221 NW Second Ave, Suite 300

Portland, Oregon 97209

When will results be presented to the legislature?

The study will take approximately 18 months. The completed study will be presented to the 2015 session of the Oregon Legislature.

Are donations tax-deductible?

Yes, all donations are tax-deductible. Other tax-related questions should go to Suk Rhee, VP Planning and Operations (suk@nwhf.org) or David Hooff, CFO (david@nwhf.org) of the Northwest Health Foundation (503) 220-1955.

If for any reason the study is not attempted, what happens to contributions?

In the unhappy event the study is not attempted, all contributions will be returned to donors.

Who can answer questions about this study?

Please contact Samuel Metz, MD at HB3260@samuelmetz.com or (503) 754-1329.

Click the button above to donate online. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible.

Click the button above to donate online. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible.

Index of HB 3260 study pages: