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DHS news release

July 26, 2007


Contact:  Cheryl Sanders, 503-378-2733


Oregon Home Care Commission meets August 1 and 2  


Who: Oregon Home Care Commission

 

What: Public meetings

 

When:  Drug Testing Subcommittee, Aug. 1, 10 a.m. to noon

           Training Subcommittee, Aug.1,1 to 2:30 p.m.

           Registry Subcommittee, Aug.1, 3 to 5 p.m.

           Full Commission, Aug. 2, 10 a.m. to noon

 

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

 

Agenda items for the full Commission include Public Testimony (10:15 a.m.), HCC Budget (10:25 a.m.), Training Update (10:35 a.m.), Registry Update (10:45 a.m.), Drug-Free Workplace Update (10:55 a.m.), Executive Director’s Report (11:05 a.m.).  The Commission will hold an Executive Session (ORS 192.610-192.710) from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 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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