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Monday, August 10, 2020
The Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologists Licensing Board, under the Health Licensing Office, has filed proposed Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) with the Oregon Secretary of State for publication in the August 2020, Oregon Bulletin. The rule change adopts OAR 331-710-0022, which is needed to increase the potential number of respiratory therapists who can care for patients in Oregon during periods of a declared emergency.
The Governor of Oregon declared a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak on March 8, 2020. That emergency has been extended and is currently ongoing. The Governor's Executive Order No. 20-03, directed state agencies to develop and implement procedures within the agency's authority designed to prevent or alleviate the public health threat. The proposed rule adoption was originally adopted as a temporary rule effective March 26, 2020, and expires on September 21, 2020. The Health Licensing Office proposes this permanent rulemaking to cover the duration of the current state of emergency, and any extensions of that emergency.
Public comment regarding the proposed rules will be taken from August 1 to September 15, 2020 at 5 p.m. Comments must be submitted in writing and can be sent via email to Samie Patnode at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or sent via postal mail to:
Salem, OR 97301-2192
Comments will not be accepted, nor considered, if received after 5 p.m. on September 15, 2020. The propose rule language is expected to become permanent effective September 20, 2020.
Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologists Licensing Board Laws and Rule page.
For more information or to request alternative formats, please call Samie Patnode at (503) 373-1917, or email email@example.com.
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