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Race, Ethnicity, Language, and Disability (HB 2134) Rules Advisory Committee

The Oregon Health Authority, Office of Equity and Inclusion (OHA-OEI) is collaborating with Oregon Department of Human Services, Office of Equity and Multicultural Services (DHS-OEMS) to convene Rule Advisory Committee (RAC) meetings for HB2134.  The RAC will provide recommendations to OHA and DHS on the development of uniform standards for the collection of data on:  race, ethnicity, preferred spoken and written languages, and disability status through rule.

Permanent Administrative Rulemaking

On January 15, 2014 the Oregon Health Authority filed a notice of rulemaking with the Secretary of State for the following:

The proposed adoption of OAR 943-070-0000, 943-070-0010, 943-070-0020, 943-070-0030, 943-070-0040, 943-070-0050, 943-070-0060, 943-070-0070

Chapter/Division: Chapter 943, Division 070

The proposed rules are available in PDF Format.

Members of the public may submit written comments during the public comment period, or testify in person at the scheduled public hearing:

February 24, 2014

Lincoln Building, Pine Room (First Floor)

421 SW Oak St.

Portland, OR 97204

The public hearing site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals requiring accomodation may request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accomodations by calling the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting. 

Public Hearing Notes

Public Hearing Audio File #1

Public Hearing Audio File #2

The Oregon Health Authority Office of Equity and Inclusion has elected to extend the public comment period for OAR 943-070-0000, 943-070-0010, 943-070-0020, 943-070-0030, 943-070-0040, 943-070-0050, 943-070-0060 and 943-070-0070 (REAL Data Rules) to Friday, February 28, 2014 at 5 p.m.

If you have questions or would like to submit comments, please contact:

Keely West

Oregon Health Authority

500 Summer St NE, E-20

Salem, OR 97301

Phone: (503) 945-6292

E-mail: keely.l.west@state.or.us

Past Meeting Materials

December 19, 2013


December 9, 2013 Meeting Notes

Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact

Combined Draft Rules

Administrative Rules

Draft Disability Questions

Race and Ethnicity Crosswalk

Spoken Language Crosswalk

December 9, 2013



November 19, 2013


November 1, 2013


Committee Members

Draft Rules Outline

Meeting Notes


AB 1296 Stakeholder Meeting Notes

American Medical Association HHS Data Standards

Coalition of Communities of Color Research Protocol

DHA-OHA Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data Policy

HB 2134

HB 2134 Additional Information

Massachusetts Standards

National Academy of Sciences Report

NPAIHB Letter Re: Definition

Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation Report

Race and Ethnicity Definitions

Rulemaking Timeline

For more information, please contact:

​Emily Wang

Office of Equity and Inclusion, Health Equity Policy Analyst
971-673-2960; emily.l.wang@state.or.us​​