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Health Care Regulation and Quality Improvement

Health Care Regulation and Quality Improvement (HCRQI) ensures that Oregonians have wide access to the health care they need and that it will be safe and of high quality.

Health Facility Licensing and Certification (HFLC)

HFLC licenses non-long term care health facilities in acute care and community-based settings in Oregon. Learn more about licensing and certification.

  • Survey and Certification - conducts state and federal licensure and certification surveys as well as complaint investigations in acute care and community-based programs
  • Hospital Staffing - Implements Oregon's hospital staffing laws and supports the Nurse Staffing Advisory Board (NSAB)

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Trauma Systems

EMS and Trauma Systems develops and regulates systems for quality emergency medical care in Oregon.

  • EMS for Children - Works to ensure state-of-the-art emergency medical care is available for all ill or injured children

Certificate of Need

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Certificate of Need (CN) evaluates whether a proposed hospital, skilled nursing or intermediate care service or facility service is actually needed. These standards encourage healthcare investment in areas currently lacking sufficient facilities.


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