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The program was initiated based on the Nursing Facility Governors Commission Report of 2006, which concluded that enforcing minimum levels of nursing assistants was an important step in maximizing the quality of care and life for nursing facility residents. 

The commission prescribed a minimum standard of 2.46 Hours per Resident Day Nursing (HPRD) which was converted to a nursing assistant to resident ratio on each shift.

On August 24, 2021, Nursing Facility Certified Nursing Assistant staffing rules were temporarily revised (OAR 411-086-0100(c) due to Oregon’s statewide hospital capacity crisis. 

Staffin​g data

Nursing facilities are required to submit a quarterly report with staffing data to the department. Facilities are to post the Direct Care Staff Daily Report which shows the actual number of nursing staff on each shift to provide care to residents and post the Nursing Assistant (NA) Staff Ratio Chart which translates the ratio into the minimum number of nursing assistants required on each shift based on the census of the facility.


Guide questions

Nursing Assistant Staffing Program Guide - Instructions for filing and completion of Nursing Assistant Staffing Quarterly Report


Registry-Verification of certification information

Please go to the Oregon State Board of Nursing for licensing and/or renewal information.

Reimbursement of CNA training c​osts

Federal and state regulations require under certain conditions a first-hiring nursing facility reimburse a nursing assistant for the cost of training and required course materials.

SE0451B - Nursing Assistant Training and Compete​ncy Evaluation Program – Quarterly Payment Request (DOC)


Please send questions about the Nursing Assistant Staffing program to Sean Scott at sean.p.scott@​ or by phone 503-910-4703.