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.
There are no proposed rules under consideration at this time.
Recently Amended Rules
In December 2017, the Facilities Planning and Safety (FPS) program convened the FPS Facilities Guidlines Institute (FGI) Standards Workgroup to review 2018 FGI standards and current Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) in order to consider the adoption of the FGI standards for hospital and outpatient facilities.
The Workgroup met from January 2018 through March 2019. The Workgroup served as the rulemaking advisory committee (RAC) and worked closely with the FPS program on the adoption of FGI standards.
As a result of this work, FPS adopted the 2018 FGI design standard effective January 1, 2020. As of the October 1, 2019 filing with the Oregon Secretary of State, facilities may choose to comply with these revised standards or utilize the existing built environment OARs until the end of the 2019 calendar year. The 2018 FGI has already gone into effect for Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Extended Stay Centers and Special Inpatient Care Facilities. Recently amended physical environment rules are found at:
FINAL RULES - Construction, Physical Environment, and Plans Review Requirements for Health Care Facilities - Amending OARs 333-76, 333-500, 333-675 and 333-700
There are currently no temporary rules in effect at this time.