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Nursing Facility Licensing

Oregon's Nursing Facilities are licensed by the Oregon Department of Human Services.

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.

License application and renewal

The nursing facility annual license renewal process is tied-in with the facility Recertification and Survey process. Renewal materials and licensing fees are always due in accordance with the most recent expiration date listed on the current Nursing Facility License.

Due to fluctuating survey intervals, there may be periods between license expiration and the survey visit. 

  • Refer to OAR 411-085-0010 for information about the facility's responsibility to ensure renewal documents and fees are submitted at least 45 days prior to the license expiration date.
  • If the facility's annual recertification survey has not occurred prior to the license expiring, the license continues to be valid only if the facility has submitted the required forms and licensing fee. 
  • If the facility needs documentation showing the license is active, the facility should contact to request a "License Maintains" letter. 
  • The facility license will be issued within 60 days of the date the survey team determines the provider is back in substantial compliance with all federal and state requirements.

Additional licensing actions