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Rulemaking Activity

Status of Rulemaking

The Health Facility Licensing & Certification Program (HFLC) is responsible for regulating certain types of non-long term care health care facilities and agencies.

Regulated health care facilities may be subject to various Codes of Federal Regulations, Oregon Revised Statutes, and Oregon Administrative Rules.

Changes to Rules

This page documents what, if any, changes the agency is considering to its current Oregon Administrative Rules and includes Temporary Rules that have been filed to address an immediate need and are in effect for up to 180 days. Additional information about specific rulemaking activities is provided below. There are currently no temporary rules in effect at this time.


Proposed Rulemaking Notices

The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division is proposing permanent amendments to OAR 333-072-0210 pertaining to health care practitioner referrals.  In response to passage of SB 856 (Oregon Laws 2017, chapter 356), the definition of 'health practitioner' is being amended to include naturopathic physicians licensed under ORS chapter 685. The proposed change will require a naturopathic physician to provide notice of patient choice related to referrals for diagnostic tests, health care services or treatments.
 
Persons are being invited to review these proposed rules and to comment on them. Oral testimony may be given at the public hearing scheduled in Portland, Oregon at 800 NE Oregon St, Room 1D, on September 27, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. Written comments may also be submitted before 5:00 p.m. on September 29, 2017 to the Public Health Division Rules Coordinator at:
 
OHA, Public Health Division
Brittany Hall, Administrative Rules Coordinator
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 930
Portland, Oregon 97232
 
or by E-mail to: publichealth.rules@state.or.us or by fax to (971) 673-1299.
 
Final rules will be filed after consideration of all comments.
 
For more details, please see the following documents: 

Questions or requests for a hardcopy may be sent to mellony.c.bernal@state.or.us.

Proposed Rulemaking Notices

The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division is proposing to permanently amend OAR 333-035-0055 pertaining to hospice agency licensing fees, and permanently amend and repeal rules in chapter 333, division 536 pertaining to in-home care agency licensing fees. In response to passage of SB 53 (Oregon Laws 2017, chapter 559), administrative rules have been amended and repealed to clarify that an in-home care agency and hospice agency must submit a fee in accordance with ORS 443.315 and ORS 443.860 versus identifying fee language in rule. Changes will eliminate the need to amend rules in the future should the statutes change.
 
Persons are being invited to review these proposed rules and to comment on them. A public hearing will be held in Portland, Oregon at 800 NE Oregon St, Room 1C, on October 18, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. where oral testimony may be presented. Written comments may also be filed before 5:00 p.m. on October 23, 2017 to the Public Health Division Rules Coordinator at:
 
OHA, Public Health Division
Brittany Hall, Administrative Rules Coordinator
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 930
Portland, Oregon 97232
 
or by E-mail to: publichealth.rules@state.or.us or send by fax to (971) 673-1299.
 
Final rules will be filed after consideration of all comments.
 
For more details, please see the following documents:
Questions or requests for a hardcopy may be sent to mellony.c.bernal@state.or.us.

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