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Paving the Way for OHSU

Portland, Oregon. Circa 2019. OHSU Hospital in Portland, Oregon USA America.

Inspired legal work from attorney Scott Seidman helped pave the way for OHSU to operate as an independent public corporation. As part of a collaborative effort, Scott helped to draft and pass SB 2 into Oregon law with hard-won provisions that allowed OHSU to receive public funding as well as raise private capital. One of his key contributions in the process was to prepare a memo on antitrust immunity that became part of the bill’s legislative history. This work was a key building block in helping OHSU develop into the medical science juggernaut it has become.