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Status of Rulemaking

Changes to Rules

This page documents what, if any, changes the agency is considering to its current Oregon Administrative Rules and includes Temporary Rules that have been filed to address an immediate need and are in effect for up to 180 days. Additional information about specific rulemaking activities is provided below.

Proposed Rules

The Oregon Health Authority (Authority), Public Health Division, Health Facilities Licensing and Certification Program is proposing to permanently adopt, amend and repeal Oregon Administrative Rules in chapter 333, divisions 76, 500, 535, 675, and 700 relating to the construction and physical environment requirements and plans review requirements for ambulatory surgery centers, extended stay centers, hospitals, and outpatient renal dialysis facilities. 

The Authority is adopting the 2018, Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI), Guidelines for the Construction of Hospital and the 2018, FGI, Guidelines for the Construction of Outpatient Facilities for hospitals and outpatient renal dialysis facilities along with Oregon specific requirements. Administrative rules for ambulatory surgery centers and extended stay centers adopted the FGI guidelines in November 2018, however, additional changes are necessary in order to align with other health care facility types. Additionally, for outpatient renal dialysis facilities, emergency preparedness requirements have been amended to align with current federal regulations, and the most current version of the American National Standards Institute/Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (ANSI/AAMI) standards have been adopted relating to water and water treatment equipment. 

Interesed persons are invited to review these proposed rules and to comment on them. Oral testimony may be presented at a public hearing being held:

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
10:30 a.m.
800 NE Oregon Street, Room 1-D
Portland, OR 97232

Persons may also file written comments before 5:00 p.m. on August 22, 2019 to the Public Health Division Rules Coordinator at the following address: 

OHA, Public Health Division
Brittany Hall, Administrative Rules Coordinator
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 930
Portland, Oregon 97232

Written comments may also be sent by E-mail to: publichealth.rules@state.or.us or by fax to (971) 673-1299. Final rules will be filed after consideration of all comments. 

For more details, please see the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking includnig Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact and the full text of these proposed rules below:

 OAR 333-76, 500, 535, 675 and 700 Notice and Fiscal Impact

Please contact Mellony Bernal at mellony.c.bernal@state.or.us for questions or to request a hard copy. 

New and Amended Rules

The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division has permanently amended administrative rules in Chapter 333, Division 675 relating to Facility Planning and Safety, project plans and construction review, and increased fees. Changes to rules and fees are effective January 1, 2018.

Temporary Rules

There are currently no temporary rules in effect at this time.

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