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Commission Process

The Health Evidence Review Commission or one of its subcommittees holds a public meeting at least once a month, with the exception of July. The commission and its subcommittees frequently hear public comments during meetings, inviting members of the public to offer oral and written testimony. The commission may hold public comment periods which are limited to particular topics.

The typical process involves a staff review of the evidence around the health service in question. HERC Staff presents  recommendations to the Value-based Benefits Subcommittee, which may then request further research or make a recommendation to the HERC to revise the prioritized list. Typically, VbBS and HERC meetings are on the same day, and recommendations made by the VbBS in the morning are reviewed by the HERC the same afternoon.

The commission also has a Behavioral Health Advisory Panel, an Oral Health Advisory Panel and a Genetics Advisory Panel. These groups also hold public meetings and serve to advise staff in preparing recommendations for the Value-based Benefits Subcommittee and Commission.

To suggest a topic, or comment on a current topic, see the links at right to gain a better understanding of policies and procedures around public comments.
For information about any of our meetings, see our upcoming meetings web page.

Meeting Accommodation

Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:
  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters
  • Written materials in other languages
  • Braille
  • Large print
  • Audio and other formats
If you need help or have questions, please contact Daphne Peck at 503-580-9792, 711 TTY or at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Quick Links

Comment on Current Topics
Suggest a Topic for Review
Policy on Evidence Submitted Outside Formal Comment Period

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