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DHS news release

June 1, 2007

Program contact: Cheryl Sanders, 503-378-2733

Oregon Home Care Commission meets June 6 and 7



Oregon Home Care Commission Public meetings



Drug Testing Subcommittee, June 6, 10 a.m. - noon

Training Subcommittee, June 6, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Registry Subcommittee, June 6, 3 - 5 p.m.

Full Commission, June 7, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


 Where: Home Care Commission, 676 Church St. NE, Salem


Agenda items for the full Commission include public testimony (10:15 a.m.), Training update (10:25 a.m.), HCC Budget (10:45 a.m.), DHS/SPD (11:15 a.m.), Executive Session (11:45 am), Registry update (1:00 pm), Executive Director's report (1:20 p.m.).  The Commission will hold an Executive Session (ORS 192.610-192.710) from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. to discuss labor negotiations with governing body's representative. (ORS 192.660)(1)(d)


The Commission is responsible for ensuring the quality of publicly funded in-home care services. The Commission has three major charges: (1) to define qualifications of home care workers; (2) to create a statewide registry of home care workers; and (3) to provide training opportunities for home care workers.  Beyond these responsibilities, the Home Care Commission is also the "employer of record" for purposes of collective bargaining for home care workers whose pay comes from public funds.

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