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Rulemaking Activity

Status of Rulemaking

The Health Facility Licensing & Certification Program (HFLC) is responsible for regulating certain types of non-long term care health care facilities and agencies.

Regulated health care facilities may be subject to various Codes of Federal Regulations, Oregon Revised Statutes, and Oregon Administrative Rules.

Changes to Rules

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

Proposed Rulemaking Notices

OAR chapter 333, division 076 – Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) and Extended Stay Center (ESC) 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 076 relating to ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) and extended stay centers (ESCs) in response to passage of HB 4020 (Oregon Laws 2018, chapter 50).

Amendments are being made to ASC rules to remove outdated codes and references, add definitions, adopt new rules to align language with other licensed health care facilities and for better clarity, and revise construction requirements by adopting the 2018, Facility Guidelines Institute, Guidelines for Design and Construction of Outpatient Facilities and the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospital. New rules are being adopted for the licensing of ESCs.

Persons are invited to review these proposed rules and provide comments. Oral testimony may be presented at a public hearing scheduled as follows:

Public Hearing
December 18, 2018
3:00 p.m.
800 NE Oregon Street, Room 1-E
Portland, OR 97232

Persons may also submit written comments before 5:00 p.m. on December 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 or by FAX to (971) 673-1299. 

For more details, please see the following link:

Questions: Contact Mellony Bernal at

Temporary Rules

None at this time.

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