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Oregon Psilocybin - Rules Advisory Committees (RACs)

September Rules Advisory Committees (RACs)  

Oregon Psilocybin Services will convene Rules Advisory Committees (RACs) in September 2022. RAC members provide input on draft administrative rules before they become effective and are an important part of the rulemaking process. RACs are comprised of individuals who have subject matter expertise, lived experience and who are likely to be affected by the proposed rules. The RAC process is designed to include a diversity of opinions and viewpoints. In addition to providing recommendations, RACs evaluate fiscal and racial impact of the proposed rules.

Oregon Psilocybin Services will convene three RACs to discuss proposed rules on (1) packaging, labeling and product transportation, (2) licensing, facilities, and operations, and (3) facilitator conduct, preparation, administration, and integration sessions. Each RAC will meet 2-3 times between September 12th – September 30th, 2022. The meetings will be open to the public and more information (dates, times, and draft rules) will be posted on this webpage by the end of August, 2022. 


Background

The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division, Oregon Psilocybin Services (OPS) section is required to adopt administrative rules to implement ORS chapter 475A, the Oregon Psilocybin Services Act. The rulemaking process is informed by recommendations from the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board (OPAB), input from Rules Advisory Committees (RACs) and comments received during public comment periods. 

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has adopted the first subset of rules related to psilocybin products, testing and training programs. These final rules can be found on the Administrative Rules page. 

The remainder of rules needed to regulate the production of psilocybin products and the provision of psilocybin services in Oregon will be adopted by December 30, 2022. OPS will share the first drafts of remaining rules in advance of the RAC meetings scheduled to take place in September. The draft rules will be updated based on RAC input, and the next version of proposed rules will be made available in early November for a public comment period that will include public hearings in mid-November.