|9/2/2021||APD ADULT FOSTER HOME PROGRAM||Approved|
The purpose of this RAC is to discuss proposed changes to Oregon Administrative Rules chapter 411, divisions 049-052 relating to APD Adult Foster Homes.
|7/16/2021||SOQ RAC on 8/19/2021||Approved|
The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Aging and People with Disabilities Program (APD) is conducting a Rule Advisory Committee on 8/19/2021 to discuss four legislative bills from the 2021 session (HB 2970, SB 266, SB 556 and SB 703) and one bill from the 2019 session (SB 917). These bills require ODHS to amend rules for Nursing Facilities in chapter 411, divisions 85 and 89, and in chapter 411, division 54 relating to Residential Care and Assisted Living Facilities
|2/18/2021||411-054 Residential Care and Assisted Living Facilities||Approved|
A virtual RAC using Microsoft Teams will be held on March 11, 2021 to discuss proposed rule language before adopting final rules to implement HB 2600 (2019 regular session).
|2/11/2021||411-031 Homecare Workers Enrolled in the Consumer-Employed Provider Program||Approved|
The purpose of this RAC is to discuss amendments to OAR 411-031-0050 relating to homecare workers enrolled in the consumer-employed provider program. The proposed changes add language to specify that homecare workers may not knowingly engage in activities that might result in exposing a consumer to COVID-19 and also specifies the circumstances under which the Department may terminate the provider number of a homecare worker who fails to take reasonable precautions to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.
|8/31/2020||411-054 Residential Care and Assisted Living Facilities||Approved|
Virtual RAC will be held on September 23, 2020 to discuss proposed changes to OAR 411-054-0080 relating to move-out notice process.
|8/3/2020||411-058 Long-Term Care Referral Services||Approved|
RAC to be held on September 2, 2020 to discuss proposed amendments to the rules in OAR chapter 411, division 058 relating to Long-Term Care Referral Services
RAC #2 to be held on December 9, 2020.
|3/13/2020||411-030 Proposed Permanent Rules||Draft|
The Department of Human Services (DHS), Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) is announcing a Rule Advisory Committee (RAC) session to review temporary in-home rule changes the department is proposing to make permanent. These changes focus on in-home exceptions and the Independent Choices Program (ICP).
|2/28/2020||RAC HB 2524 - Changes to divisions 411-051, 411-054, 411-086||Approved|
The purpose of this committee is to receive input from stakeholders concerning rule changes necessitated by HB 2524, 2019. This bill requires adult foster homes, residential care and assisted living facilities, and nursing facilities to distribute materials provided by the Long-Term Care Ombudsman.
|2/26/2020||RAC 411-052 Whistleblower Language||Approved|
The purpose of this committee is to discuss rules required by 2019 legislation regarding whistleblower requirements in facilities regulated by the Safety, Oversight and Quality program.
|2/21/2020||RAC to restore language to APD Adult Foster Home Program Rules 411-050 ||Approved|
The Department of Human Services (DHS), Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) is announcing a proposed email Rules Advisory Committee to restore clarifying language surrounding fire and life safety standards to OAR chapter 411, division 50. The RAC is being held to make the changes permanent.
|2/20/2020||RAC 411-070 Bariatric Rate||Draft|
The purpose of this committee is to discuss proposed rule changes to 411-070 to enhance the nursing facility basic rate for facilities who provide care to bariatric consumers. These changes will set eligibility criteria for nursing facility consumers who qualify for the bariatric rate and the bariatric payment guidelines.
|1/24/2020||461 Proposed 04-01-2020 Rules||Draft|
Discuss proposed 04-01-2020 changes to APD Medical Program or APD Medical and SS Program rules in chapter 461.
|1/17/2020||411-057 Endorsed Memory Care Community RAC||Temporary|
Discuss temporary rules addressing dementia training required in Endorsed Memory Care Communities, as required by HB 3359.
|8/19/2019||Adult Day Services Rules 411-066||Draft|
The purpose of this committee is to review proposed language changes in chapter 411, division 066.
|6/22/2019||OAR Chapter 461 June 2019 RAC documents|
The Department of Human Services (DHS), Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) had an email Rule Advisory Committee (RAC) for changes to the following Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) in Chapter 461:
• 461-115-0050 When an Application Must Be Filed
• 461-115-0070 Who Must Sign the Application and Complete the Application Process
• 461-115-0230 Interviews
• 461-140-0020 Availability of Resources
• 461-145-0130 Earned Income; Treatment
o This amendment was also brought to the Self Sufficiency Rule Advisory Committee as the change was initiated by the SNAP policy group.
• 461-170-0011 Changes That Must Be Reported
Background/Summary of changes:
The attached Statements of Need and Fiscal Impact document will provide information about the proposed changes including the need for the change and the expected fiscal impact.
After receiving additional information from the Integrated Eligibility team, we discovered that additional adjustments were needed to two of the rules sent to you yesterday. The documents attached replace the previous versions of the following OARs:
•461-115-0071 Who Must Sign the Application and Complete the Application Process
◦The previous email may have referred to 461-115-0070, which was a typographical error
Please disregard the previous versions of those two rules.
Background/Summary of changes:
The Statements of Need and Fiscal Impact document will provide information about the proposed changes including the need for the change and the expected fiscal impact.
|4/25/2019||Extended Waiver Eligibility Expansion||Temporary|
APD updated OARs to more clearly define a nursing facility level of care and in doing so also created a new services for individuals who were previously determined eligible for services no longer meet LTC criteria, and are risk of being hospitalized or institutionalized within 30 days of services being closed. The rule previously allowed individuals being re-assessed and determined to meet SPL criteria for only 14 – 17 may be allowed to continue receiving a LTC benefit.
After program analysis it was determined that APD could expand EWE to also include individuals assessed as SPL 18.
|3/29/2019||OAR Chapter 461 Rule Advisory Committee March 2019||Draft|
Rule Division subject to Rule Advisory Committee (RAC) review:
The Department of Human Services (DHS), Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) is announcing a proposed email Rule Advisory Committee (RAC) for changes to the following Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) in Chapter 410 and 461:
•*Amendments related to expedited hearings:
◦410-200-0145 Contested Case Hearings
◦410-200-0146 Final Orders, Dismissals and Withdrawals
◦461-025-0315 Expedited Hearings
•461-115-0430 Periodic Redeterminations; Not EA, ERDC, SNAP, or TA-DVS
•461-135-0750 Individuals Applying for or Receiving Long-Term Care or Home and Community-Based Care
•461-135-0845 Valuation of Life Estate, Transfer on Death Deeds, Reversionary Interest and Property
•461-140-0220 Determining if a Transfer of an Asset is Disqualifying
•461-145-0210 Gifts and Winnings
•*Amendments related to medical costs allowed in the post-eligibility treatment of income:
◦461-160-0030 Overview of Costs
◦461-180-0020 Effective Dates; Changes in Income or Income Deductions That Cause Increases
•461-180-0040 Effective Dates; Special Needs and Services
* These changes are related and combined on one document.
Background/Summary of changes:
The attached Statements of Need and Fiscal Impact document will provide information about the proposed changes including the need for the change and the expected fiscal impact. Please respond (reply all) if you anticipate or disagree with the proposed fiscal impact and let the Department know what impact you feel these changes may cause your agency or company, for example small businesses.
|3/27/2019||RAC to Amend and Restructure Adult Foster Home Rules||Draft|
The Department of Human Services will be holding a RAC to discuss changes to the Adult Foster Home (AFH) Rules, OAR chapter 411, division 50. Changes will include streamlining language, amending and clarifying rules, and restructuring division 50 to incorporate additional divisions.
The Departmentis proposing that current AFH rules in OAR Chapter 411, division 50 become four distinct divisions that will address the major areas of rule as follows:
•Chapter 411, division 49 Licensure
•Chapter 411, division 50 Standards of Operation
•Chapter 411, division 51 Standards of Care
•Chapter 411, division 52 Complaints, Investigations, and Sanctions
|3/27/2019||SB 1534 Rule Advisory Committee and other Oregon Home Care Commission Rule Updates||Draft|
The Department of Human Services (DHS), Oregon Home Care Commission (OHCC), Aging and People with Disabilities (APD), and the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS) are coordinating Rule Advisory Committee (RAC) sessions to discuss changes to rules as a result of the passage of Senate Bill 1534. The following rules will be reviewed:
•OAR chapter 418, division 20 – Oregon Home Care Commission Functions
•OAR chapter 411, division – Homecare Workers Enrolled in the Consumer-Employed Provider Program
•OAR chapter 411, division 34 - State Plan Personal Care Services
•OAR chapter 411, division 375 – Independent Providers Delivering Developmental Disabilities Services
Senate Bill 1534, passed during the 2018 Legislative Session, sets new standards for homecare and personal support workers, namely mandatory training and testing. This changes the minimum qualifications an individual must meet to be a Medicaid enrolled homecare or personal support worker.
To learn more about the SB 1534 and the work that has been done thus far, please visit the Oregon Home Care Commission’s website at: https://www.oregon.gov/DHS/SENIORS-DISABILITIES/HCC/Pages/Senate-Bill-1534-Updates.aspx
|1/22/2019||HB 3262 RAC Documents||Draft|
Rules based on HB 3262 are being drafted to address the concerns regarding the use of psychotropic medication in LTC settings. These rule changes will impact community-based care facilities and adult foster homes.
|1/9/2019||K-State Plan Ancillary Services Rule Advisory Committee||Draft|
The Department of Human Services (DHS), Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) is announcing a proposed email Rule Advisory Committee (RAC) for minor changes to Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) in Chapter 411 Division 035, K-State Plan Ancillary Services. These rules include eligibility for the various K-State Plan Ancillary Services, provider qualifications for each Ancillary Service and the rules for each eligible service.
A summary of the changes includes:
•Requirement of a completed service assessment no more than six months old.
•Number of bid requirements.
•Additions for what repairs may include.
•Emergency Response System (ERS) eligibility information added.
•Clarification of the local office limit for approvals of Assistive Technology.
•Requirement for delivery providers to ensure product is functioning properly and fits the consumer.
•Additions of what Chore Services does not include.
•Additional requirement that providers must supply a revised bid when requested.
•Modification of the Environmental Modification limit from $5,000 to $10,000.
•Additions of exclusions for Environmental Modifications.
•Requirement for providers to include drawings or pictures when possible with bids for Environmental Modifications.
The state does not anticipate a fiscal impact as these requests are already being submitted and reviewed. The changes and additions are meant to enhance existing rule to better support approvals and denials.
|12/18/2018||411-050 Rule Language Clarifications for APD Adult Foster Home rules||Draft|
APD filed temporary rules in OAR chapter 411, division 50 to: clarify the required dementia training needs to be approved by the Department; allow for late submission of renewal applications; and remove the requirement a smoke alarm must be installed in an interior designated smoking area. The RAC is being held to make the changes permanent.
|12/6/2018||461 Email RAC December 2018||Draft|
The Department of Human Services (DHS), Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) is announcing a proposed email Rule Advisory Committee (RAC) for changes to the following Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) in Chapter 461:
•461-001-0000 Definitions for Chapter 461
•461-135-0950 Eligibility for Inmates and Residents of Public Institutions
•461-140-0220 Determining if a Transfer of an Asset is Disqualifying
•461-145-0025 Approved Accounts
•461-145-0390 Personal Belongings
•461-155-0670 Special Diet Allowance
•461-160-0030 Overview of Costs
•461-160-0630 Deduction for Maintaining a Home NFC Client
•461-160-0855 Excluded Resources for Payments Received Under a Qualified Partnership Policy; OSIPM
•461-165-0200 Restoring Benefits
•461-180-0060 Effective Dates Denial of Benefits
|11/19/2018||Intensive Intervention Communities (IIC) RAC Materials||Draft|
A new RCF license type will be designed to create small RCFs (with fewer than 6 residents) to serve residents with high emotional and mental health needs.
|10/4/2018||RAC on Adult Protective Service Rules to implement the Centralized Abuse Management (CAM) System||Draft|
The Department of Human Services, Aging and People with Disabilities Program is having a RAC to discuss the temporary rule changes to the Adult Protective Service rules that were filed on on July 1, 2018 to implement the new Centralized Abuse Management System. The changes did the following:
•Changed the terminology for parties involved in Adult Protective Services;
•Provided a new type of case closure (Administrative Closure) that allows certain open investigations to be closed administratively with no abuse determination;
•Revised the definition of APS Risk Management to allow for intakes to be assigned for APS Risk Management without having to be assigned for investigation.
•Eliminated the definition of “Wrongdoing,” clarifying that APS investigations in licensed facilities will occur only when the reported concerns meet the definition of abuse as defined in the rules.
•Made other housekeeping and wording changes to the rules for clarity and consistency, and to align the rules with current Department terminology and practice.
|10/2/2018||Ventilator Assisted Program (VAP) Rules||Draft|
The Department of Human Services, Aging and People with Disabilities Program was tasked to develop a plan to increase access to ventilator assisted services in nursing facilities. As such, the Department needs to amendand adopt rules in OAR chapter 411, division 70, regarding Nursing Facilities Medicaid Reimbursement, and the Department also needs to adopt new Nursing Facility licensing rules for the VAP in OAR chapter 411, division 90.
|8/15/2018||411-058 Civil Penalty Rule Advisory Committee||Draft|
Following the implementation of our administrative rules for HB 2661 (411-058), the Department is holding a RAC to work on the civil penalties rules.
|7/25/2018||In-Home Service and Medicaid long-term care eligibility RAC||Approved|
RAC to discuss amendments to the rules in OAR chapter 411, division 015 and 030. Details will be sent out closer to the time of the RAC. See RAC Announcements for information on how to become a member of this RAC.
|5/22/2018||411-031 Homecare Workers enrolled in the consumer-employed provider program||Approved|
RAC to discuss amendments to the rules in OAR chapter 411, division 031 relating to Homecare workers enrolled in the consumer-employed provider program.
APD is holding a RAC and implementing rules changes that are very technical in nature and focused on implementing the statutory provisions resulting from HB4162 (2018). The affected rules will be in OAR 411, Divisions 069 and 070 for:
-Nursing facility reimbursement and
-Nursing facility long term care assessment (provider tax).