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Proposed Rules

Notice of proposed rulemaking for OAR chapter 333

Adopting, amending, and repealing disease reporting requirements

The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division, Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention section is proposing to permanently adopt, amend or repeal Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) in chapter 333, divisions 17, 18, 19 and 22 pertaining to new or modified definitions and to new disease-reporting requirements.

Proposed Changes

  • The new lead poisoning definition in OAR 333-017 assures that Oregon's definition of lead poisoning is aligned with the national definition of adult blood lead poisoning (at least 5 micrograms per deciliter for all people).
  • The new disease reporting requirements include the addition of enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) in 333-018-0015. New requirements also include a specimen-submission requirement instead of an isolate submission, as many laboratories are using non-culture techniques.
  • We are amending OAR 333-018-0130 based on House Bill 2301, which resulted in no longer requiring the Division to disclose quarterly outcomes of facility-level data with explanatory documentation, nor to submit an annual report with an opportunity for comments.  See Rules Amended 1/1/2018.
  • Hepatitis E virus is a newly restrictable disease in OAR 333-019-0010.
  • Rules pertaining to “reviewable providers” in OAR 333-022-0400 through 333-022-0460 are being repealed due to limited utility and questionable statutory authorization.   

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