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Notice of Temporary Rulemaking

OAR chapter 333, division 56. Updates to rules permitting human pathological waste removal from a health care facility (SB 189, 2023).  

Recent rulemaking:  Click here

Working to Keep Oregonians Healthy

Disease prevention and control is a cooperative effort involving health care providers, local and state health department personnel and members of the community. Oregon Public Health Division programs work to prevent the emergence and spread of communicable diseases. This includes collecting and analyzing disease reports, studying risk factors, protecting exposed individuals and families, developing guidelines for disease prevention and control, and planning and responding to public health emergencies involving communicable diseases.

Featured News

OR Epi 2024 April 3-5, 2024
Mark Your Calendars

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OR Epi 2024 will be taking place in April at Sunriver.

Call for Presenters

Learn about submitting presentation abstracts for the 2024 OR Epi Conference.

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You can find out about past conferences here: internet explorer iconOR Epi Conference

Hepatitis C Testing

CDC heptestOregon has the fourth highest prevalence of hepatitis C in the U.S. and the second highest rate of hepatitis C-related mortality.

CDC now recommends one-time hepatitis C testing of all adults and all pregnant people during every pregnancy. Find out more about prevention, testing, and treatment of hepatitis C on CDC's new "Know More About Hepatitis" resource page for providers

Visit our newly designed viral hepatitis page