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Laws and Rules Governing the Public Health Division

All licensing, certification, monitoring, inspection or regulatory requirements are developed from current laws. The laws governing the activities and scope of the Public Health Division are defined in the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS). The Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) determine how those laws will be implemented. Learn more from the State Legislative website and Secretary of State website.

Current Rulemakings

Recently Filed and Effective Permanent Rulemakings

Proposed Permanent Rulemakings

    Temporary Rulemakings

    Petition to Amend and Repeal Oregon Administrative Rules

    Under the Administrative Procedures Act, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division has received petitions to amend OAR 333-019-1015, Masking Requirements in Schools; and petitions to repeal OAR 333-019-1030, COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Teachers and School Staff.

    In accordance with state law, OHA invited public comment on the rules, including whether options exist for achieving the rule's substantive goals in a way that reduces the negative economic impact on businesses. OAR 137-001-0070(3). The public comment period closed on June 10, 2022 at 5:00 PM PDT.

    The agency shall, in writing, within 90 days after receipt of the petition (no later than July 26, 2022), either deny the petition or initiate rulemaking proceedings. OAR 137-001-0070(4)(c) .

    Please contact the Public Health Division's Rules Coordinator at publichealth.rules@dhsoha.state.or.us if you have any questions.

    All Public Health ORS and OAR

    Chapter Statute
    97 Rights and Duties Relating to Cemeteries, Human Bodies and Anatomical Gifts
    431 State and Local Administration and Enforcement of Health Laws
    432 Vital Statistics
    433 Disease and Condition Control; Mass Gatherings; Indoor Air
    435 Birth Control; Termination of Pregnancy
    436 Sterilization
    437 Tuberculosis
    438 Clinical and Environmental Laboratories
    440 Health Districts; Port Hospitals
    441 Health Care Facilities
    442 Health Planning
    443 Residential Care; Adult Foster Homes; Hospice Programs
    444 Special Medical Services for Children
    445 Indigent Persons Injured in Motor Vehicle Accidents
    446 Manufactured Dwellings and Structures; Parks; Tourist Facilities
    448 Pool Facilities; Water and Sewage Systems
    450 Sanitary Districts and Authorities; Water Authorities
    451 County Service Facilities
    452 Vector Control
    453 Hazardous Substances; Radiation Sources
    455 Building Code
    459 Solid Waste Management
    465 Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials I
    466 Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials II
    468 Environmental Quality Generally
    468a Air Quality
    468b Water Quality
    469 Energy; Conservation Programs; Energy Facilities
    475 Controlled Substances; Illegal Drug Cleanup; Paraphernalia; Precursors
    624 Food Service Facilities
    675​​ Psychologists, Therapists, Social Workers
    676​ Health Professions Generally
    678 ​Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators
    680​ Dental Hygienists, Denturists
    681​ Hearing, Speech, Music Therapy and Art Therapy Professionals
    ​687​ ​Massage Therapists, Direct Entry Midwives
    688​ Therapeutic and Technical Services
    690​ Cosmetic Professionals
    691​ Dietitians
    694​ Hearing Aid Specialists
    700​​ Environmental Health Specialists, Waste Water Specialists

    By Category

    Rules: Listed by OAR Division

    Division 16: Hazardous Substances

    Division 40: Decontamination of Illegal Drug Manufacturing Sites

    Division 61: Drinking Water

    Division 69: Certification of Individuals and Firms Engaged in Lead-Based Paint Activities and Accreditation of Training Programs for Professionals Engaged in Lead-Based Paint Activities

    Division 70: Pre-Renovation Education and Renovation, Repair and Painting Activities Involving Lead-Based Paint

    Division 95: Lead Hazards

    Division 100: Control of Radiation in Oregon - General Requirements

    Division 101: Registration of Radiation Machines, General License Radioactive Materials, Licensing of Radiation Services, and Accreditation of Hospital Radiology Inspectors

    Division 102: Licensing of Radioactive Material

    Division 103: Fees (Radiation)

    Division 105: Radiation Safety Requirements for Industrial Radiographic Operations

    Division 106: X-Rays in the Healing Arts

    Division 108: Radiation Safety Requirements for Analytical X-ray Equipment

    Division 109: Radiation Safety Requirements for Industrial and Manufacturing Use of Particle Accelerators

    Division 110: Radiation Safety Requirements for Radioactive Tailings and Ponds

    Division 111: Notices, Instructions and Reports to Workers; Inspections

    Division 112: Requirements for Microwave Oven Use and Service

    Division 113: Radiation Safety Requirements for Wireline Service Operations and Subsurface Tracer Studies

    Division 114: Training for Emergency Response to Radioactive Material Incidents

    Division 115: Radiation Safety Requirements for X-Ray and Hybrid Gauges

    Division 116: Use of Radionuclides in the Healing Arts

    Division 117: Regulation and Licensing of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM)

    Division 118: Transportation of Radioactive Material

    Division 119: Registration of Tanning Facilities

    Division 120: Standards for Protection Against Radiation

    Division 121: Licensing and Radiation Safety Requirements for Irradiators

    Division 122: Radiation Safety Requirements for Industrial X-Ray Machine Operations

    Division 123: Therapeutic Radiation machines

    Division 124: Civil Penalties (Radiation)

    Rules: Listed by OAR Division

    Division 2: Standards for Registry Enrollment, Qualification and Certification of Health Care Interpreters

    Division 8: Medical Marijuana

    Division 9: Reporting Requirements of the Oregon Death with Dignity Act

     

    Division 27: Home Health Agencies

    Division 35: Hospice Program Licensure

     

    Division 71: Special Inpatient Care Facilities

     

    ​Division 72: Health Care Practitioner Referrals

    Division 76: Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC) and Extended Stay Centers (ESC)

     

    Division 80: Organ Procurement Organizations - Tissue Banks - Eye Banks

    Division 275: Hemodialysis Technicians Licensing Procedures and Definitions

    Division 500: Hospitals Generally: Definitions, Application and Renewal Procedures, Fees, Facility Closure

    Division 501: Hospital Monitoring, Surveys, Investigations, Discipline, and Civil Penalties

    Division 505: Hospital Organization and Management

    Division 510: Patient Care and Nursing Services in Hospitals

    Division 515: Hospital Environmental and Maintenance Services

    Division 520: Hospital Services

    Division 525: Specialty Hospitals

    Division 535: New Construction and Alterations of Existing Hospitals

    Division 536: In-Home Care Agencies

    Division 540: Caregiver Registries

    Division 545: Purpose, Applicability and Definitions for Certificate of Need

    Division 550: Projects or Proposals Subject to Certificate of Need Review

    Division 555: Certificate of Need Letters of Intent

    Division 560: Abbreviated Certificate of Need Review, Delay of Review, Waiver of Review for Facilities, and Expedited Review

    Division 565: Certificate of Need Fees and Civil Penalties

    Division 570: Certificate of Need Review Requirements and Procedures

    Division 575: Monitoring of Implementation and Completion of Projects with Certificates of Need

    Division 580: Certificate of Need Application Instructions and Forms

    Division 585: General Criteria for Demonstration of Need in Certificate of Need Applications

    Division 590: Demonstration of Need for Acute Inpatient Beds and Facilities

    Division 600: Demonstration of Need for 24-Hour Health Facility Inpatient Chemical Dependency Services

    Division 610: Demonstration of Need for Long-Term Care Services

    Division 615: Demonstration of Need for Psychiatric Inpatient Beds

    Division 645: Demonstration of Need for Rehabilitation Services

    Division 670: Reconsideration of Certificate of Need Decision

    Division 675: Project Plans and Construction Review for Health Care Facilities and Residential Care and Assisted Living Facilities

    Division 700: Licensing Standards for Outpatient Renal Dialysis Facilities