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Universally Offered Home Visiting Rules Advisory Committee meets November 14

November 5, 2019

What: A public meeting of the Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) for Universally Offered Home Visiting. Participation in the meeting will be limited to RAC members but public comments will be taken at the end of every meeting.

When: November 14, 9 a.m. to noon. A 15-minute public comment period will be held at the end of the meeting; comments may be limited to three minutes or less, depending on the number of commenters. Those providing comments are encouraged to send written comments to

Where: Portland State Office Building, Room 177, 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland. The public may join by webinar. For tracking purposes, we ask that you please register so that we know who is attending remotely.

Background: As a result of the passage of SB 526 in the 2019 legislative session, new Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) must be proposed pertaining to a statewide universally offered newborn nurse home visiting program. These new rules will determine how the program is designed and implemented and specify the criteria for newborn nurse home visiting that must be covered by health benefit plans.

Program contact: Anna Stiefvater, 971-673-1490,

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If you need help or have questions, please contact Kathryn (Katie) Kuspis at 971-673-2279, 711 TTY or at least 48 hours before the meeting.​

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Delia Hernández

OHA External Relations


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