The Office of Safety, Oversight and Quality is responsible for licensing Oregon's nursing facilities. Nursing facilities provide both short-term, rehabilitative care following hospitalization and long-term care for individuals who may need care for chronic illness or disability.
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Oregon's Nursing Facilities are licensed by the Oregon Department of Human Services. Oregon Administrative Rules Chapter 411, Divisions 073 and 085 through 089, define general licensing standards and requirements for license renewal, change of ownership, change of operator, new construction and initial licensure.
A hallmark of nursing facilities is care provision by licensed caregivers, including a licensed nurse on duty for each shift. Nursing facilities are inspected for compliance with state and federal regulations.
When changes to Oregon Revised Statutes and Oregon Administrative Rules occur, we take great care to ensure consistency in how changes are communicated to providers, customers, and partners. This is part of an ongoing effort to provide quality services.