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DHS news release

July 31, 2006


Contact: Tom Towslee 503-947-5207
Program contact: Marc Overbeck 503-945-6406

Meeting advisory: Oregon Home Care Commission meets Thursday

What: Public meeting of the Oregon Home Care Commission.

When: Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Self-Sufficiency Office, Conference Room 100, 3420 Cherry
Ave., N.E., Keizer.

Major agenda items:
10:15 -- Public testimony
10:30 -- Executive director's report
11:00 -- HCC budget
11:30 -- Registry update
12:00 -- Training update

The commission is responsible for ensuring the quality of publicly funded in-home care services. The commission is charged with defining qualifications of home care workers; creating a statewide registry of home care workers; and providing training opportunities for home care workers. The commission is also the employer of record for purposes of collective bargaining for home care workers whose pay comes from public funds.