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In 2007, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Medicaid coverage of peer support services. The Oregon Health Authority recognizes the value of peer-delivered services to:
OHA oversees the certification standards and rules for peer-delivered service providers. OHA works with consumers, survivors, partners and Oregon's peer network to:
Sections 20 and 21 of
Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 414.025 define Peer Support Specialist and Peer Wellness Specialist.
ORS 414.665 defines Peer Support Specialists and Peer Wellness Specialists as a type of Traditional Health Worker (THW).
THW Oregon Administrative Rules (Chapter 410 Division 180) list the requirements for training, certification and enrollment of THWs.
For information about THW legislation, visit the THW website.
Beau Rappaport, PSS Peer-Delivered Services Coordinator503-309-3567
Find certified providers on OHA's Traditional Health Worker registry.
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