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DHS news release

September 12, 2006


Program contact: Sherry Whitehead 503-945-6387
Media contact: Tom Towslee 503-947-5207

Nursing Facility Staffing Commission meets Friday

(Note room change)

Who: Nursing Facility Staffing Commission

What: Public meeting

When: Friday, September 15, 2006, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Room 50, State Capitol, 900 Court St. NE, Salem (This is a change from an earlier meeting notice.)

The Nursing Facility Staffing Commission is charged with making recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature on how to enhance Oregon's minimum nurse staffing ratios to maximize quality outcomes for nursing facility residents.

The meeting is reserved for public testimony and to finalize the commission's recommendation. For a copy of the complete agenda, contact Sherry Whitehead at sherry.l.whitehead@state.or.us or 503-945-6387, or toll-free 800-232-3020 or TTY 503-945-5933

Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for individuals requesting assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or large-print materials. Individuals needing these types of accommodations should call DHS Seniors and People with Disabilities Division at 503-945-6387 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.


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