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Public Pools and Tourist Facilities

The Oregon Health Authority Public Pool and Tourist Facility Program works in partnership with local health departments, the recreation and tourist industry and the public to reduce the risk of waterborne illness and injury at public facilities. The program provides technical assistance, training, and education; coordinates rulemaking; and oversees the field inspection system.

 Organizational Camp Rule Hearing

The Oregon Health Authority (Authority), Public Health Division is proposing to permanently amend OAR chapter 333, division 30 relating to health and safety at Organizational Camps. These proposed amendments were developed by a workgroup consisting of industry and local health department members to update the rules to properly implement HB 3292 (Oregon Laws 2015, chapter 223), passed during the 2015 Oregon Legislative Session. HB 3292 allowed the Authority to adopt rules to allow organizational camp operators to contract the responsibility for compliance with certain rules to camp user groups.

You are being invited to review these proposed rules and to comment on them.  There is also a list of the significant changes from the previous rules available.  If you wish to present oral testimony, a public hearing will be held in Portland, Oregon at 800 NE Oregon St, Room 1A, on December 5, 2017 at 2:15 p.m. You may also file written comments before 5:00 p.m. on December 7, 2017 to the Public Health Division Rules Coordinator at the following address:

OHA, Public Health Division

Brittany Hall, Administrative Rules Coordinator

800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 930

Portland, Oregon 97232

E-mail comments to: publichealth.rules@state.or.us

You may also send comments by fax to (971) 673-1299.

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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