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SBHC Rules Change

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division is proposing to revise the version of the School-Based Health Center (SBHC) Standards for Certification that is currently referenced in OAR chapter 333, division 28.  The 2014 SBHC Standards for Certification reflect the required elements that SBHCs must meet to be certified by OHA as a School-Based Health Center.  Local Public Health Authorities (LPHA) are currently being held to the 2014 Standards for Certification for their currently certified SBHCs and/or planning grantees.  This change would allow the rules to reflect the current practice in the field.

2014 Standards for Certification

You are being invited to review and comment on the proposed rules. If you wish to present oral testimony, a public hearing will be held in Portland, Oregon at 800 NE Oregon St, Room 705, on September 22, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. You may also file written comments before 5:00 p.m. on September 22, 2015 by submitting them to the Public Health Division Rules Coordinator at the following address:

OHA, Public Health Division
Brittany Sande, Administrative Rules Coordinator
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 930
Portland, Oregon 97232
E-mail comments to: You may also send comments by fax to (971) 673-1299.
Final rules will be filed after consideration of all comments.
For more details, please see documents below:

    School-Based Health Center Mental Health Expansion Grant 2015-2017 RFQs
The SBHC State Program Office (SPO) is pleased to announce the release of the SBHC Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for School-Based Health Center Mental Health Expansion Grant: Capacity Building as well as School-Based Health Center Mental Health Expansion Grant: Support Projects. Please see RFQs below. These monies will be awarded to the Local Public Health Authorities (LPHA) for the 2015-2017 biennium based on a competitive proposal review process conducted by the SPO, and dependent on final Legislative approval of the Oregon Health Authority budget.
Depending on the project, awarded monies must be used to support mental health capacity and/or mental health projects within the SBHC system.
The applications must be submitted to the SPO by mail or email through the Local Public Health Authority, typically the County Health Department. The applicants may request funds for one or more Oregon SBHCs that are state-certified by June 30th, 2015.
Application deadline is May 22nd , 2015 by 5:00 PM.
The SPO will hold two technical assistance calls to answer any questions related to the RFQ. The dates and times are as follows:
              • Wednesday, April 15, 3:30-4:30pm for questions related to the Capacity Building Grant

FAQ for Capacity Grant RFQ

            • Thursday, April 23, 9-10am for questions related to the Support Project Grants
Call number: 1-877-848-7030
Participant Code: 148921
The SPO will notify all LPHAs of their qualification status by June 15th, 2015.
Status Report
Fact Sheet
List of Medical Sponsors

Program e-mail: