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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.

 Updated Organizational Camp Rules

The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division has updated the rules relating to Organizational Camps. These rules set health and safety standards for operators of these facilities and were developed in consultation with local health departments and the organizational camp industry.  

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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