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ODDS is committed to engaging with individuals, families, providers, and case management partners to gather feedback on policy and guidance proposals.
Policy and Guidance Feedback
ODDS is seeking feedback on the following proposed policies or worker guides. ODDS may include specific questions that will help guide our decision making however, we welcome all constructive feedback for improving our policies and guidance. ODDS will respond to comments and suggestions which will be posted with the final version of the policy or worker guide.
Comments or suggestions submitted anonymously may not be included in ODDS's responses to the proposal although the comment or suggestion will be reviewed and considered for improvement to the policy or guidance.
What happens to my feedback?
When the proposal is finalized and published you can find ODDS responses to feedback along with the draft and final guidance on the Archive page
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Interested in ODDS responses to previous draft proposals? Visit our archive page for a copy of the proposed guidance, ODDS's responses, and the final document.
Stakeholder Groups Forming
ODDS frequently forms stakeholder groups to work and advise on policy topics. Visit this section to check for opportunities to participate.
ODDS may limit participation in stakeholder groups based on size of the group and role of participants. ODDS may reach out to stakeholders through other avenues to ensure broad and diverse perspectives are represented.
Oregon Home Care Commission Rule Advisory Committee
The Oregon Home Care Commission is revising chapter 418, division 20 Oregon administrative rules (Oregon Home Care Commission Functions) to extend the implementation timelines for mandatory training for homecare and personal support workers as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on curriculum development, piloting, and available resources.
Rules are also being amended to implement Senate Bill 669 and House Bill 2011 requirements, both passed during the 2019 Legislative Session. Senate Bill 669 requires an assessment of competency before a homecare or personal support worker may work for consumers of Medicaid in-home services. House Bill 2011 requires homecare and personal support workers to complete cultural competency training as part of their on-going continuing education.
The Department anticipates there will be one meeting. Participation will be through Zoom with the option to call-in. The rule advisory committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 13, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to noon.
If you would like to serve on the rule advisory committee, please reply to Jenny Cokeley at Jenny.E.Cokeley@dhsoha.state.or.us and express your interest by Monday, July 27, 2020. Jenny will finalize the participant list on July 31, 2020 and send meeting details and draft rules.