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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 Draft Rules Available

The Oregon Health Authority is proposing to revise the rules relating to Organizational Camps (OAR 333-030). These draft rules set standards for safe operation of organizational camps and were developed by a workgroup of regulatory and industry members that met several times earlier this year. A public hearing will be held this fall where you can provide testimony on the draft rules. A hearing notice with the date, location and how to provide comments will be sent to each organizational camp in advance of the hearing.

If you have any comments or questions about the draft rules or rule revision process, please contact Dave Martin at (971) 673-3283 or

Tourist Facilities


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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