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Nursing Facility Licensing

The Office of Safety, Oversight and Quality (SOQ) within the ODHS Office and Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) is responsible for licensing and oversight of all Oregon's nursing facilities. 

Nursing facilities provide both short-term, rehabilitative care following hospitalization and long-term care for individuals who may need care for chronic illness or disability.

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Oregon's Nursing Facilities are licensed by ODHS. Oregon Administrative Rules Chapter 411, Divisions 73 and 85 through 89 define general licensing standards and requirements for license renewal, change of ownership, change of operator, new construction and initial licensure. Nursing facilities are inspected on an annual basis to ensure compliance with all state and federal regulations.

A hallmark of nursing facilities is care provision by licensed caregivers, including a licensed nurse on duty for each shift. Nursing facilities are inspected for compliance with state and federal regulations.

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Compliance coordination

When changes to Oregon Revised Statutes and Oregon Administrative Rules occur, we take great care to ensure consistency in how these changes are communicated to providers, customers and partners. This is part of an ongoing effort to provide quality services.