|11/17/2017||Quality Measures Rule Advisory Committee (RAC)||Draft|
A quality metrics program will be developed to measure RCF and ALF facility performance on an annual basis. A “Quality Measurement Council” appointed by the Governor will be established to develop the metrics. An acuity-based staffing tool will be available for facilities to use. Please note that this meeting will likely be short, given that we have only begun to design this new program.
|11/16/2017||Corrective Action RAC Meeting||Draft|
Several corrective action processes will be amended, and an “Enhanced Oversight” program will be created for RCFs, ALFs, and NFs that are consistently out of substantial compliance with applicable licensing rules.
|11/13/2017||HB 3370 Rules Advisory Committee||Draft|
HB 3370 passed during the Legislative Session. The bill requires the Department of Human Services to register certain housing with services projects.
The bill authorizes, but does not explicitly require, the Department to adopt rules. We believe it is prudent to adopt rules that provide clarity on which projects need to register with the Department. Please note that registered projects will not be regulated.
|11/9/2017||Small Residential Care Facilities RAC Materials||Draft|
A new RCF license type will be designed to create small RCFs (with fewer than 6 residents) to serve residents with high emotional and mental health needs.
|11/8/2017||Conversion Facility RAC Materials||Draft|
A new "conversion facility" license will be created to allow nursing facilities to "convert" from NFs to RCFs.
|11/3/2017||411-050 APD Adult Foster Homes||Draft|
411-050 APD Adult Foster Home RAC Materials
|11/2/2017||HB 3262 Meeting Materials||Draft|
The Oregon legislature recently passed legislation to limit the adverse side effects of psychotropic medications on elderly persons living in long term care facilities, and to ensure that psychotropic medication is prescribed in the lowest possible effective dose.
HB 3262 was designed to ensure primary care providers (PCPs) are aware of any psychotropic medications prescribed to residents in their care. The bill outlines a process for informing a PCP if another medical provider prescribes a psychotropic medication to a resident under the PCP’s care.
The bill required the Department of Human Services (DHS) convene an advisory committee comprised of stakeholders, and representatives of DHS, the State Board of Pharmacy, the Oregon Medical Board, the Oregon State Board of Nursing, and the Long Term Care Ombudsman. This committee was directed to review the bill, and make recommendations to the Legislative Assembly no later than December 31, 2017.
|11/2/2017||Licensing RAC Meeting Materials||Draft|
Facility licensing and penalty fees will be increased, effective January 1, 2018. By July 1, 2019, administrators of RCFs and AFHs will be required to obtain a license through an independent licensing board.
|10/30/2017||Dementia Training RAC and Rule Materials||Draft|
All direct care staff in RCFs, ALFs, and AFHs will soon be required to complete specified dementia care training with identified topics.