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DHS news release

Oct. 1, 2007


Contact: Patricia Feeny, 503-945-6955
Program contact: Cheryl Sanders, 503-378-2733


Oregon Home Care Commission meets Wednesday, Thursday

Who: Oregon Home Care Commission
What: Public meetings

  • Drug-Free Policy Subcommittee, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. - 12 noon
  • Training Subcommittee, Oct. 3, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Registry Subcommittee, Oct. 3, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Full Commission, Oct. 4, 10 a.m. - 2:30 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.), executive director's report (10:45 a.m.), registry update (11:25 a.m.), Money Follows the Person (MPF) (12:30 p.m.), training update (1:20 p.m.), drug-free policy update (1:40 p.m.), and DME - DMAP (2 p.m.).

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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