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Licensing and Oversight

Our agency's role

The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) licenses and regulates several types of facilities and agencies in Oregon to ensure people receive safe, quality care.

Licensing programs

Safety, Oversight and Quality (SOQ)
Licenses adult foster homes, nursing facilities, and community-based care facilities (assisted living, residential care and memory care)

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Licensing Unit
Licenses adult and child foster homes for people with I/DD

Children's Care Licensing Program
Licenses child-caring agencies (excluding day cares and preschools)