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DHS news release

May 8, 2008

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

Oregon Home Care Commission will hold executive session by phone May 14

Who: Oregon Home Care Commission
What: Executive session
When: Wednesday, May 14, 2008, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Teleconference

The Home Care Commission will hold an executive session for consultation with legal counsel regarding legal rights and duties with respect to litigation -- ORS 192.660(1)(h) and to consider information or records exempt from disclosure -- ORS 192.660(2)(f).

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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