The Health Evidence Review Commission or one of its subcommittees
holds a public meeting at least once a month, with the exception of
July. The commission and its subcommittees frequently hear public
comments during meetings, inviting members of the public to offer oral
and written testimony. The commission may hold public comment periods
which are limited to particular topics.
The typical process involves a staff review of the evidence around
the health service in question. HERC Staff presents recommendations to
the Value-based Benefits Subcommittee, which may then request further
research or make a recommendation to the HERC to revise the prioritized
list. Typically, VbBS and HERC meetings are on the same day, and
recommendations made by the VbBS in the morning are reviewed by the HERC
the same afternoon.
The commission also has a Behavioral Health Advisory Panel, an Oral
Health Advisory Panel and a Genetics Advisory Panel. These groups also
hold public meetings and serve to advise staff in preparing
recommendations for the Value-based Benefits Subcommittee and
To suggest a topic, or comment on a current topic, see the links at
right to gain a better understanding of policies and procedures around
Everyone has a right to know about and use
Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help.
Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:
you need help or have questions, please contact Daphne Peck at 503-373-1985,
711 TTY or firstname.lastname@example.org at
least 48 hours before the meeting.