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New Rules Adopted for Organizational Camps

The Oregon Health Authority (Authority), Public Health Division, Food, Pool, and Lodging Program has adopted rules in chapter 333, division 30 in order to implement House Bill (HB) 3292 (OL 2015, chapter 223), passed during the 2015 Oregon Legislative Session, relating to organizational camps. House Bill 3292 changed ORS chapter 446 to clarify that camp owners must obtain a license to operate but camp user groups are responsible for compliance with the rules. The bill authorized the Authority to adopt rules identifying duties that a landlord may delegate through a contract to tenants.

The rules, OAR 333-030, are are in effect as of May 9, 2016.

Tourist Facilities

Hotels/Motels

Hotels and motels are inspected by the Local Public Health Authority and the focus is on safety and general sanitation concerns.


Organizational Camps


Recreational Parks

Recreational parks are inspected semi-annually by the Local Public Health Authority and the focus is on safety and general sanitation concerns.


Bedbug Information

bed bug

In recent years, public health agencies across the country have been overwhelmed by complaints about bed bugs.

An integrated approach to bed bug control involving federal, state, tribal and local public health professionals, together with pest management professionals, housing authorities and private citizens, will promote development and understanding of the best methods for managing and controlling bed bugs and preventing future infestations.

Information on bedbugs:

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