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DHS news release

April 25, 2008

Contact: Cary Greenwood, 503-945-6069; 503-602-9221
Program contact: Cheryl Sanders, 503-378-2733

Oregon Home Care Commission meets April 30 and May 1

Who: Oregon Home Care Commission
What: Public meetings
When: Training Subcommittee, April 30, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Full commission, May 1, 2008, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 676 Church St. NE, Salem, OR

Agenda items for the full commission include public testimony (10:20 a.m.), HCC budget (10:30 a.m.), registry update (10:45 a.m.), Money Follows the Person update (11 a.m.), training update (11:30 a.m.) and executive director’s report (12:30 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.