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Information relating to rulemaking actions by the Health Care Regulation and Quality Improvement section can be accessed below and includes information on how a person or community affected by our regulatory functions may apply to serve on a Rule Advisory Committee (RAC). RACs are an important process that allow members of the public and communities to provide input and suggestions during the development of new rules or amending current rules.
The Oregon Health Authority has adopted temporary OAR 333-505-0036 related to hospital requirements during staffing emergencies impacting standard of care. This temporary rule is effective July 29, 2022 thorugh January 24, 2023.
Hospitals in Oregon are experiencing acute staffing shortages that may require making triage decisions regarding prioritization of patient care. This temporary rule requires that when a hospital is experiencing a staffing emergency and as a result is making triage decisions for patient care, it must do the following:
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