Oregon Home Care Commission

House Bill 3618 requires that the Home Care Commission to create a Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Committee.  

What is the purpose of this committee?

The committee will review issues related to (but not limited to) the areas below:

  • Qualifications for personal support workers;
  • Registration of personal support workers;
  • Referrals for routine, emergency, and respite care;
  • Training opportunities for personal support workers; and Collective bargaining.  

Who can be a committee member?

The Commission shall appoint members to the committee. In appointing members to the committee, the Commission shall include at least one:

  • Consumer of services, activities, or purchases available to persons with developmental disabilities;
  • Consumer of services, activities, or purchases available to persons with mental illnesses;
  • Family member of a person with a developmental disability;
  • Family member of a person with a mental illness;
  • Advocate for persons with developmental disabilities or mental illnesses;
  • Personal support worker;
  • Representative from an agency that assists persons with developmental disabilities or mental illnesses in finding and arranging resources for home care services; and
  • Representative from a support services brokerage that assists persons with developmental disabilities or mental illnesses in finding and arranging resources for home care services.  

Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Committee Interest Application Form

Individuals, family members, advocates, brokerages, and agencies interested in appointment to the committee will need to complete an interest application.  

Contact

Yetu Dumbia
Developmental Disability and Mental Health Coordinator
550 Capitol Street NE, Level B
Salem OR 97301
Phone: 503-378-2661
Email: yetu.dumbia@state.or.us​​