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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

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division, Health Care Regulation and Quality Improvement program is proposing to permanently amend and repeal Oregon Administrative Rules in chapters 333, divisions 027, 071, 072, 076, 500, 505, 515 and 700 due to new federal guidance on tuberculosis (TB) screening, revised federal emergency preparedness requirements for hospitals, passage of SB 127 (Oregon Laws 2019, chapter 233) relating to nurse midwife terminology, and SB 64 (Oregon Laws 2019,  chapter 358) which updates certified nurse practitioner terms to reflect licensed nurse practitioner.  

Additional details and a summary of the changes can be found in the proposed rulemaking document accessible below.

Persons are being invited to review and comment on the proposed rules in writing. Written comments may be filed before 5:00 p.m. on March 6, 2020 by submitting them to the Public Health Division Rules Coordinator at the following address:

OHA, Public Health Division
Brittany Hall, Administrative Rules Coordinator
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 930
Portland, OR 97232

Comments may also be e-mailed to or sent by fax to (971) 673-1299. 

Final rules will be filed after consideration of all comments. 

For more details, please see the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact and the full text of the proposed rules below

Questions? Please contact Mellony Bernal at

Temporary Rules

None at this time.

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