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Rules and Statutes Governing the Public Health Division

All licensing, certification, monitoring, inspection or regulatory requirements are developed from current laws. The laws governing the activities and scope of the Public Health Division are defined in the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS). The Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) determine how those laws will be implemented. Learn more from the Secretary of State website and State Legislative website.

Current Rulemaking

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All Public Health ORS and OARs

OARs

Browse these links for a particular OAR or visit the Oregon State Archives website

Division Rule
2 Standards For Registry Enrollment, Qualification and Certification Of Health Care Interpreters
3 Public Health Preparedness
4 Oregon Contraceptive Care
7 Marijuana Labeling, Concentration Limits, and Testing
8 Medical Marijuana
9 Reporting Requirements Of The Oregon Death With Dignity Act
10 Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention
11 Vital Statistics
12 Procedural Rules
13 Chemical Analysis For Alcoholic Content Of Blood
14 Conference Of Local Health Officials
15 Implementation of Requirements for Oregon's Indoor Clean Air Act, Nutritional Information at Chain Restaurants and Standards for Reducing the Sale of Tobacco and Inhalant Delivery Systems to minors
16 Hazardous Substances
17 Disease Control (Definitions and References)
18 Disease Reporting
19 Investigation and Control Of Diseases: General Powers and Responsibilities
20 Newborn Hearing Screening Tests
21 Preventive Medicine
22 Human Immunodeficiency Virus
23​ Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
24 Clinical Laboratories
25 Genetic Information and Privacy
26 Enforcement Of Public Health Rules
27 Home Health Agencies
28 School-based Health Programs
29 Travelers' Accommodation Rules
30 Organizational Camp Rules
31 Operation and Maintenance Of Recreation Parks
35 Hospice Program Licensure
39 Regulations Governing Health and Safety At Outdoor Mass Gatherings
40 Decontamination Of Illegal Drug Manufacturing Sites
46​ Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program
47 State-supplied Vaccine Accountability
48 Vaccine Education and Prioritization Plan
49 Immunization Registry
50 School Immunization Rules
52 WIC Farm Direct Nutrition Program
53 Special Supplemental Nutrition Program For Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Participant Administration
54 Special Supplemental Nutrition Program For Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
55 Training on Lifesaving Treatments
56 Infectious Waste Management
60 Public Water Systems - Public Swimming Pools
61 Public Water Systems - Certification - Domestic Well Program
62 Public Spa Pool Rules
64 Accreditation Of Laboratories
69 Certification Of Individuals and Firms Engaged In Lead-Based Paint Activities and Accreditation of Training Programs for Professionals Engaged in Lead-Based Paint Activities
70 Pre-Renovation Education and Renovation, Repair and Painting Activities Involving Lead-Based Paint
71 Special Inpatient Care Facilities
72 Health Care Practitioner Referrals
76 Special Health Care Facilities
80 Organ Procurement Organizations Tissue Banks -- Eye Banks
81 Nontransplant Anatomical Research Recovery Organization
95 Lead Hazards
100 Control Of Radiation In Oregon
101 Registration Of Radiation Machines, General License Radioactive Materials, Licensing Of Radiation Services, and Accreditation Of Hospital Radiology Inspectors
102 Licensing Of Radioactive Material
103 Fees (Radiation)
105 Radiation Safety Requirements For Industrial Radiographic Operations
106 X-Rays In The Healing Arts
108 Radiation Safety Requirements For Analytical X-Ray Equipment
109 Radiation Safety Requirements For Particle Accelerators
110 Radiation Safety Requirements For Radioactive Tailings and Ponds
111 Notices, Instructions and Reports To Workers: Inspections
112 Requirements For Microwave Oven Use and Service
113 Radiation Safety Requirements For Wireline Service Operations And Sub-Surface Tracer Studies
114 Training For Emergency Response To Radioactive Material Incidents
115 Radiation Safety Requirements For X-Ray and Hybrid Gauges
116 Use Of Radionuclides In The Healing Arts
117 Regulation and Licensing Of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (Norm)
118 Transportation Of Radioactive Material
119 Registration Of Tanning Facilities
120 Standards For Protection Against Radiation
121 Licensing and Radiation Safety Requirements For Irradiators
122 Radiation Safety Requirements For Industrial X-Ray Machine Operations
123 Therapeutic Radiation Machines
124 Civil Penalties
125 Materials Safety and Security
150 Food Sanitation Rules
157 Inspection and Licensing Procedures
158 Combination Food Service Facilities
160 Destruction Of Food Unfit For Human Consumption
162 Mobile Food Units, Commissaries and Warehouses
170 Bed and Breakfast Facilities
175 Food Handler Training
200 Emergency Medical Services and Systems
205 Trauma System Hospital Identification In Trauma Area #1
250 Ambulance Service Licensing
255 Ambulance Licensing
260 County Ambulance Service Area Plans
265 Emergency Medical Services Providers
270 Oregon POLST (Physician Orders For Life-Sustaining Treatment) Registry
275 Licensing Procedures and Definitions
500 Definitions, Application and Renewal Procedures, Fees, Facility Closure
501 Hospital Monitoring, Surveys, Investigations, Discipline, and Civil Penalties
505 Hospital Organization and Management
510 Patient Care and Nursing Services In Hospitals
515 Hospital Environmental and Maintenance Services
520 Hospitals, Generally
525 Mental or Psychiatric Hospital
535 New Construction and Alterations Of Existing Hospitals
536 In-Home Care Agencies
540 Caregiver Registries
545 Purpose, Applicability and Definitions For Certificate Of Need
550 Projects Or Proposals Subject To Certificate Of Need Review
555 Certificate Of Need Letters Of Intent
560 Abbreviated Certificate Of Need Review, Delay Of Review, Waiver Of Review For Facilities, and Expedited Review
565 Certificate Of Need Fees and Civil Penalties
570 Certificate Of Need Review Requirements and Procedures
575 Monitoring Of Implementation and Completion Of Projects With Certificates Of Need
580 Certificate Of Need Application Instructions and Forms
585 General Criteria For Demonstration Of Need In Certificate Of Need Applications
590 Demonstration Of Need For Acute Inpatient Beds and Facilities
600 Demonstration Of Need For 24-Hour Health Facility Inpatient Chemical Dependency Services
610 Demonstration Of Need For Long-Term Care Services
615 Demonstration Of Need For Psychiatric Inpatient Beds
645 Demonstration Of Need For Rehabilitation Services
670 Reconsideration Of Certificate Of Need Decision
675 Project Plans and Construction Review
700 Licensing Procedures and Definitions
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By Category

OARs by Division

Division 12: Procedural Rules
- Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome 333-012-0260
- Infected Health Care Providers 333-012-0280

Division 17: Disease Control (Definitions and References)

Division 18: Disease Reporting

Division 19: Investigation and Control of Diseases: General Powers and Responsibilities
- Disease-Related School, Child Care, and Worksite Restrictions
- Pet Licensing, Animal Bites, and Rabies
- Other Disease-Specific Provisions

Division 21: Preventative Medicine
- Communicable Disease
- Standards for Certain Contraceptives
- Marriage Certificate Standard
- Artificial Insemination
- Newborns

Division 24: Clinical Laboratories
- Laboratory Testing
- Testing for Metabolic Diseases
- Fees for Tests Performed in the State Laboratory
- Alpha-Fetoprotein Testing and Other Serum and Amniotic Fluid Based Markers for Congenital/Genetic Defects
- Testing for Substances of Abuse
- Health Screen Testing

Division 26: Enforcement of Public Health Rules

Division 48: Vaccine Education and Prioritization Plan

Division 49: Immunization Registry

Division 50: School Immunization Rules

Division 56: Infectious Waste Management

Division 64: Accreditation of Laboratories

Division 13: Chemical Analysis for Alcoholic Content of Blood
- Laboratory Methods
- Diagnosed Disorders to be Reported to the Health Division Pursuant to ORS 482.141
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OARs by Division

Division 12: Procedural Rules
- County Performance of the Authority, Responsibilities, and Functions of the Administrator of the Health Division Relating to Traveler's Accommodations, Recreation Parks, Organizational Camps, Swimming Pools, Bath Houses, Food Service Facilities, Mobile Units, and Vending Machines

Division 29: Travelers' Accommodation Rules

Division 30: Organizational Camp Rules

Division 31: Construction, Operation, and Maintenance or Recreation Parks

Division 39: Regulations Governing Health and Safety at Outdoor Mass Gatherings

Division 60: Public Water Systems
- Public Swimming Pools

Division 62: Public Spa Pool Rules

Division 170: Bed and Breakfast Facilities

Division 150: Food Sanitation Rules
- Definitions and Administration

Division 157: Inspection and Licensing Procedures

Division 158: Combination Food Service Facilities
- Combination Facilities Engaged in Activities Subject to Regulation by the Department of Agriculture and by the State Health Division

Division 160: Destruction of Food Unfit for Human Consumption

Division 162: Mobile Food Units, Commissaries and Warehouses

Division 175: Food Handler Training

OARS by Division

Division 4: Family Planning Expansion Program

Division 8: Oregon Medical Marijuana Program

Division 10: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention
- Cancer Reporting Regulations
- Breast and Cervical Cancer Program 
- WISEWOMAN Program 
- Tobacco Prevention and Education
- Childhood Diabetes Database

Division 11: Vital Statistics

Division 15: Implementation of Requirements for Smokefree Environments in Workplaces and Public Places and for Nutritional Information at Chain Restaurants
- Oregon Menu Labeling Act

Division 20: Newborn Hearing Screening Tests

Division 52: WIC Farm Direct Nutrition Program

Division 53: Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Participant Administration

Division 54: Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Division 25: Genetic Information and Privacy
- Obtaining Genetic Information for Identification of Deceased Individuals 
- Informed Consent for Obtaining Genetic Information
- Retention of Genetic Information
- Disclosure of Genetic Information

OARs by Division

Division 16: Hazardous Substances
- Definitions and Interpretations

Division 40: Decontamination of Illegal Drug Manufacturing Sites

Division 61: Public Water Systems
- Public Water Systems Certification
- Domestic Well Program

Division 69: Certification of Individuals and Firms Engaged in Lead-Based Paint Activities and Accreditation of Training Programs for Professionals Engaged in Lead-Based Paint Activities

Division 70: Pre-Renovation Education and Renovation, Repair and Painting Activities Involving Lead-Based Paint

Division 95: Lead Hazards

Division 100: Control of Radiation in Oregon
- General Requirements

Division 101: Registration of Radiation Machines, General License Radioactive Materials, Licensing of Radiation Services, and Accreditation of Hospital Radiology Inspectors

Division 102: Licensing of Radioactive Material
- Exemptions
- Radioactive Material other than Source Material
- Licenses
- General Licenses
- Exempt Items
- General Licenses - Radioactive Material other than Source Material
- Specific Licenses
- Special Requirement for Specific License to Manufacture, Assemble, Repair or Distribute Commodities, Products or Devices Which Contain Radioactive Material
- Transport

Division 103: Fees

Division 105: Radiation Safety Requirements for Industrial Radiographic Operations
- Equipment Control
- Radiation Safety Requirements
- Recordkeeping Requirements Notifications

Division 106: X-Rays in the Healing Arts
- General Requirements
- Fluoroscopic X-ray Systems Requirements
- Radiographic Systems other than Fluoroscopic, Dental Intraoral, Veterinary Systems, or computed Tomography X-ray Systems
- Computed Tomography X-ray Systems

Division 108: Radiation Safety Requirements for Analytical X-ray Equipment
- Equipment Requirements
- Area Requirements

Division 109: Radiation Safety Requirements for Particle Accelerators
- Radiation Safety Requirements for the Use of Particle Accelerators

Division 110: Radiation Safety Requirements for Radioactive Tailings and Ponds

Division 111: Notices, Instructions and Reports to Workers: Inspections

Division 112: Requirements for Microwave Oven Use and Service
- Requirements for Microwave oven Service Licensees

Division 113: Radiation Safety Requirements for Wireline Service Operations and Subsurface Tracer Studies
- Equipment Control
- Requirements for Personnel Safety
- Precautionary Procedures in Logging and Subsurface Tracer Studies
- Radiation Surveys and Records
- Notification

Division 114: Training for Emergency Response to Radioactive Material Incidents

Division 115: Radiation Safety Requirements for X-Ray and Hybrid Gauges
- Equipment Requirements
- Area Requirements
- Personnel Requirements

Division 116: Use of Radionuclides in the Healing Arts
- General Technical Requirements
- Uptake, Dilution and Excretion
- Imaging and Localization
- Specific Requirements for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Facilities

Division 117: Regulation and Licensing of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM)
- General License
- Specific License

Division 118: Transportation of Radioactive Material
- General Regulatory Provisions
- General Licenses
- Operating Controls and Procedures
- Quality Assurance

Division 119: Registration of Tanning Facilities
- General Requirements
- Specific Requirements

Division 120: Standards for Protection Against Radiation
- General Provisions
- Radiation Dose Limits
- Surveys and Monitoring
- Control of Exposure from External Sources in Restricted Areas
- Storage and Control of Licensed Material
- Respiratory Protection and Controls to Restrict Internal Exposure in Restricted Areas
- Precautionary procedures
- Waste Disposal Records Reports

Division 121: Licensing and Radiation Safety Requirements for Irradiators

Division 122: Radiation Safety Requirements for Industrial X-Ray Machine Operations

Division 123: Therapeutic Radiation machines

Division 124: Civil Penalties

OARs by Division

Division 2: Standards for Registry Enrollment, Qualification and Certification of Health Care Interpreters

Division 8: Medical Marijuana

Division 9: Reporting Requirements of the Oregon Death with Dignity Act

 

Division 27: Home Health Agencies
- Services and Administration
- Organization and Quality of Patient Care

Division 35: Hospice Program Licensure

 

Division 71: Special Inpatient Care Facilities

 

Division 76: Special Health Care Facilities
- Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC)
- Birthing Centers

 

Division 080: Organ Procurement Organizations - Tissue Banks -Eye Banks

Division 275: Licensing Procedures and Definitions (Hemodialysis Technicians)

Division 500: Definitions, Application and Renewal Procedures, Fees, Facility Closure

Division 501: Hospital Monitoring, Surveys, Investigations, Discipline, and Civil Penalties

Division 505: Hospital Organization and Management

Division 510: Patient Care and Nursing Services in Hospitals

Division 515: Hospital Environmental and Maintenance Services

Division 520: Hospitals, Generally
- Hospital Services

Division 525: Specialty Hospitals

Division 535: New Construction and Alterations of Existing Hospitals
- Building Requirements for General Hospitals

Division 536: In-Home Care Agencies

Division 540: Caregiver Registries

Division 675: Project Plans and Construction Review

Division 700: Licensing Procedures and Definitions (Outpatient Renal Dialysis Facilities)

Division 545: Purpose, Applicability and Definitions for Certificate of Need

Division 550: Projects or Proposals Subject to Certificate of Need Review

Division 555: Certificate of Need Letters of Intent

Division 560: Abbreviated Certificate of Need Review, Delay of Review, Waiver of Review for Facilities, and Expedited Review

Division 565: Certificate of Need Fees and Civil Penalties

Division 570: Certificate of Need Review Requirements and Procedures

Division 575: Monitoring of Implementation and Completion of Projects with Certificates of Need

Division 580: Certificate of Need Application Instructions and Forms

Division 585: General Criteria for Demonstration of Need in Certificate of Need Applications

Division 590: Demonstration of Need for Acute Inpatient Beds and Facilities

Division 600: Demonstration of Need for 24-Hour Health Facility Inpatient Chemical Dependency Services

Division 610: Demonstration of Need for Long-Term Care Services

Division 615: Demonstration of Need for Psychiatric Inpatient Beds

Division 645: Demonstration of Need for Rehabilitation Services

Division 670: Reconsideration of Certificate of Need Decision

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