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The Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) program uses rule advisory committees (RACs) when developing or amending administrative rules. RACs offer excellent opportunities for the public and stakeholders to provide input and suggestions during the development of new rules, amendment or repeal of existing rules, and the fiscal impact associated with proposed rulemaking. Please see the Rules Advisory Committee policy for more information.

This page contains information on all APD-related RACs that are scheduled to occur. If you would like to serve on a RAC, have questions about a particular RAC, or would like more information on the RAC process, please send your inquiry to: apd.rules@state.or.us​.

Next Meeting

  
  
Description
Location
12/5/20171:30 - 3:30 pm

HB 3370 Rules Advisory Committee

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. 

Human Services Building
500 Summer St NE,
Room 166
Salem, OR 97301

 

Announcements

  
  
Description
10/19/2017HB2661-Rac-Date-Announcement
RAC announcement for HB 2661, which requires DHS to register Long-Term Care Referral Agencies. Announcement states the dates, times, and location information for the RACs.
10/18/2017HB3359-Rac-Annnouncement
RAC announcement stating dates, times and locations for HB 3359 RACs, which impacts residential care facilities (RCFs), assisted living facilities (ALFs), adult foster homes (AFHs), and nursing facilities (NFs).

 

Recent Rules and Associated Documents

To see all Rules Advisory Committee Rules and associated documents please visit the RAC Rules​ web page.

  
  
  
Description
Documents
11/17/2017Quality 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.
11/16/2017Corrective Action RAC MeetingDraft
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.
11/13/2017HB 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.
11/9/2017Small Residential Care Facilities RAC MaterialsDraft
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.
11/8/2017Conversion Facility RAC MaterialsDraft
A new "conversion facility" license will be created to allow nursing facilities to "convert" from NFs to RCFs.
11/3/2017411-050 APD Adult Foster HomesDraft
411-050 APD Adult Foster Home RAC Materials
11/2/2017HB 3262 Meeting MaterialsDraft
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.
11/2/2017Licensing RAC Meeting MaterialsDraft
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.
10/30/2017Dementia Training RAC and Rule MaterialsDraft
All direct care staff in RCFs, ALFs, and AFHs will soon be required to complete specified dementia care training with identified topics.

Upcoming Meetings

  
  
Description
Location
12/5/20171:30 - 3:30 pm

HB 3370 Rules Advisory Committee

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. 

Human Services Building
500 Summer St NE,
Room 166
Salem, OR 97301

12/14/20179:00 am - 11:00 am

HB 2661 RAC meeting:

This bill requires the Department to register long term care referral agencies.  Long term care referral agencies provide information, referral and assistance to consumers seeking long term care options.

​Human Services Building
500 Summer St NE
Room 352
Salem, OR  97301

Teleconference:
1-888-398-2342
Conference ID:  613002#
1/18/20189:00 am - 11:00 am

HB 2661 RAC meeting:

This bill requires the Department to register long term care referral agencies.  Long term care referral agencies provide information, referral and assistance to consumers seeking long term care options.

​3406 Cherry Ave NE
Room 123
Salem, OR 97303

Teleconference:
1-888-398-2342
Conference ID:  613002#
2/15/20189:00 am - 11:00 am

HB 2661 RAC meeting:

This bill requires the Department to register long term care referral agencies.  Long term care referral agencies provide information, referral and assistance to consumers seeking long term care options.

​3406 Cherry Ave NE
Room 123​
Salem, OR 97303

Teleconference:
1-888-398-2342
Conference ID:  613002#
3/15/20189:00 am - 11:00 am

HB 2661 RAC meeting:

This bill requires the Department to register long term care referral agencies.  Long term care referral agencies provide information, referral and assistance to consumers seeking long term care options.​

​Human Services Building
500 Summer St NE
Room 166
Salem, OR  97301​

Teleconference:
1-888-398-2342
Conference ID:  613002#
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