Hospital Backers Sue Oregon Health Authority, Alleging State is Trying to Hide Public Records Behind Huge Fees

OHA initially said the request would cost $4,500, then allegedly demanded an additional $44,600 to begin providing documents.

A would-be psychiatric hospital filed suit against the embattled Oregon Health Authority in Marion County Circuit Court Friday, alleging OHA is flouting the state’s public records law.

Willamette Valley Behavioral Health wants to open a psychiatric hospital in Wilsonville.

A 2016 OHA study found Oregon needs more emergency psychiatric beds and community-based mental health resources.

Source: Hospital Backers Sue Oregon Health Authority, Alleging State is Trying to Hide Public Records Behind Huge Fees – Willamette Week