OAR chapter 333, division 071 – Special Inpatient Care Facility (SICF) Licensing Requirements
The Oregon Health Authority (Authority), Public Health Division, Health Care Regulation and Quality Improvement program is proposing to permanently adopt, amend, and repeal Oregon Administrative Rules in chapter 333, division 71 relating to special inpatient care facilities (SICF).
In accordance with ORS chapter 441, the Authority is responsible to ensure a safe and healthy environment is provided by over 800 health-related facilities and agencies and required to license and conduct on-site inspections of these facilities including special inpatient care facilities.
ORS 442.015 defines a hospital to include an SICF and further prescribes the Authority to define an SICF by rule. The SICF rules have not been updated since 1999 and include classification types in definition that no longer exist. The Authority is revising the types of SICF classifications, adding requirements based on the types of services provided by these facilities, adding language to more closely align with hospital administrative rules, and incorporating statutory requirements, such as nurse staffing, that had not been clearly described in the SICF rules. The Authority is also amending the physical environment construction requirements by adopting the 2018, Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI), Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and the 2018, FGI, Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care and Support Facilities.
Persons are invited to review these proposed rules and provide comments. Oral testimony may be presented at a public hearing scheduled as follows:
January 18, 2018
800 NE Oregon Street, Room 1-E
Portland, OR 97232
Persons may also submit written comments before 5:00 p.m. on January 22nd to the Public Health Division Rules Coordinator at:
OHA, Public Health Division
Brittany Hall, Administrative Rules Coordinator
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 930
Portland, Oregon 97232
Comments may be sent by E-mail to email@example.com or by FAX to (971) 673-1299.
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