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DHS news release

October 29, 2007


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

 

Oregon Home Care Commission meets October 31 and November 1




Who: Oregon Home Care Commission
What: Public meetings
When: Drug-Free Policy Subcommittee, October 31, 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Where: 4074 Winema Place NE, Bldg., No. 53, 2nd floor, SDA-3 Conference room, Salem
Training Subcommittee, October 31, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Registry Subcommittee, October 31, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Full Commission, November 1, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Home Care Commission, 676 Church St. NE, Salem


Agenda items for the full commission include public testimony (10:15 a.m.), HCC budget (10:30 a.m.), DME update (10:45 a.m.), training update (11:15 a.m.), registry update (11:30 a.m.), Drug-Free Policy update (11:45 a.m.), Executive Director’s report (12 noon).


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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