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DHS news release

August 31, 2007

Program contact: Cheryl Sanders, 503-378-2733


Oregon Home Care Commission meets September 5 and 6

Who: Oregon Home Care Commission
What: Public meetings
When: Drug-Free Policy Subcommittee, September 5, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Training Subcommittee, September 5, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Registry Subcommittee, September 5, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Full commission, September 6, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Home Care Commission, 676 Church St. NE, Salem, OR 97301

Agenda items for the full commission include:
• Public testimony (10:15 a.m.)
• HCC budget (10:30 a.m.)
• Training update (10:45 a.m.)
• Registry update (11 a.m.)
• Drug-Free Policy update (11:45 a.m.)
• Executive Director’s report (12 p.m.)

The commission will hold an executive session (ORS 192.610-192.710) from 11:30 a.m. -11:45 a.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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