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Facilities Planning and Safety

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Information about FPS
Information for Project Designers
Who We Serve and the Rules that Govern Them

 

Information about FPS

 
Plan Review Process
Facilities Planning and Safety performs plan reviews to ensure compliance with the Oregon Administrative Rules the physical requirements at both acute and long-term care facilities. In addition to plan reviews, Facilities Planning and Safety also conducts on-site inspections for rule compliance at the completion of each project.
 
Acute care facilities are regulated by the Oregon Health Authority Health Facility Licensing & Certification Program. Before the plan review, the healthcare provider must follow the letter of intent and application process of the Certificate of Need Program. After the plan review, facilities should contact the Health Facility Licensing & Certification Program for licensing of the acute care facility.
 
Assisted Living Facilities, Residential Care Facilities, and Memory Care Communities are regulated by the Department of Human Services Office of Licensing and Regulatory Oversight. Before the plan review, the healthcare provider must follow the market study process used by the Department of Human Services. After the plan review, facilities should contact the Office of Licensing and Regulatory Oversight for licensing of the long-term care facility.
 
Nursing Homes / Skilled Nursing Facilities are also regulated by the Department of Human Services Office of Licensing and Regulatory Oversight. Before the plan review, the healthcare provider must follow the letter of intent and application process of the Certificate of Need Program. After the plan review, facilities should contact the Office of Licensing and Regulatory Oversight for licensing of the long-term care facility.
 
Join Our Listserv
The Facilities Planning and Safety Listserv sends announcements, information and critical program updates regarding new construction and remodel of health facilities within the jurisdiction of the Health Facility Licensing and Certification Program.
 
To be added to the Listserv: Please e-mail your request to mailbox.fps@state.or.us, with "Add to FPS Listserv" in the subject field.
 
Rulemaking
The Public Health Division expects to begin the rulemaking process soon to permanently amend Oregon Administrative Rules related to facility design and construction. This process may include consideration of some of the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Healthcare Facilities from the Facility Guidelines Institute, which are not the current standards for facilities in Oregon. 
 
FPS Workload Updates
Facilities Planning and Safety sends weekly workload updates to the Listserv and also archives those updates on this page to increase program transparency and improve performance. 
 
Projects listed on updates are reviewed according to submission date with consideration of the skill sets of current contractors and plans review staff. Our normal practice is, and continues to be, to review projects in the order in which they are received.
 
Updates from this month:
2016 Archived Workload Updates
January July
February August
March
April
May
June

  

Information for Project Designers

 
Codes & Guides
Facilities Planning and Safety will publish the new Construction Project Guide shortly. This guide will identify OHA and DHS Service Agencies, Facility Licensing Classifications and Licensing Rules. The guide will also contain a detailed outline of the plan submittal process, fee schedule and site review process.
 
In addition to the facility-specific codes listed below, acute and long-term care facilities are subject to:
Plan Review Fees
Fee Schedule
PR-1 Form

Waivers
If you would like to request an exception to an Oregon Administrative Rule requirement please complete and submit a
 

Who We Serve and the Rules that Govern Them:

OHA Regulated Acute Care Facilities

AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS (ASC)

Specialize in providing surgery, pain management, and some diagnostic services in an outpatient setting.

Rules Governing ASC Design and Construction Oregon Administrative Rules Chapter 333 Division 76, Rule 0185
OAR Tables

Table 1 (OAR 333-076-0185)
Ventilation requirements for ASCs
Table 2 (OAR 333-076-0185)
Filter efficiencies for ventilation systems in ASCs

Table 3 (OAR 333-076-0185)
Station outlet/inlets for oxygen, vacuum and
medical air systems in ASCs
Table 4 (OAR 333-076-0185)
Receptacle requirements per area
Table 5 (OAR 333-076-0185)
Location of nurse call devices

Information for ASCs Inspection Checklist
Rule Template
ASC operations are licensed and regulated by the Oregon Health Authority.
For further information or to request a project license call (971) 673-0540 or email mailbox.hclc@state.or.us.

 

BIRTHING CENTERS (BC)

Non-hospital settings where childbirth is planned and occurs away from a private residence. These facilities must be licensed and approved by the State to provide care.

Rules Governing BC Design and Construction Oregon Administrative Rules Chapter 333 Division 76
Information for BCs Inspection Checklist
Rule Template
BC operations are licensed and regulated by the Oregon Health Authority.
For further information or to request a project license call (971) 673-0540 or email mailbox.hclc@state.or.us.

 

END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE TREATMENT FACILITIES (ESRD) / OUTPATIENT RENAL DIALYSIS FACILITIES (ORDF)

Provide outpatient renal dialysis services using machines that act as artificial kidneys by removing waste from blood and removing excess fluids from the body when kidney failure or disease prevents the kidneys from doing so.

Rules Governing ESRD / ORDF Design
and Construction
Oregon Administrative Rules Chapter 333 Division 700, Rule 120
Information for ESRDs / ORDFs Inspection Checklist
Rule Template
ESRD / ORDF operations are licensed and regulated by the Oregon Health Authority.
For further information or to request a project license call (971) 673-0540 or email mailbox.hclc@state.or.us.

 

HOSPITALS

Provide medical and surgical treatment and nursing care for sick or injured people. Within this category are several types of hospitals.

Rules Governing Hospital Design and Construction Oregon Administrative Rules Chapter 333 Division 535
OAR Tables

Table 1 (OAR 333-535-0270)
Sound transmission limitations in General Hospitals
Table 2 (OAR 333-535-0300)
Ventilation requirements for Hospital areas affecting
patient care
Table 3 (OAR 333-535-0300)
Filter efficiencies for ventilation and air condition
systems in General Hospitals
Table 4 (OAR 333-535-0300)
Hot water use (design temperature)
Table 5 (OAR 333-535-0300)
Station outlets for oxygen, vacuum and
medical air systems
Table 6 (OAR 333-535-0310)
Electrical requirements

Information for Hospitals

Hospital operations are licensed and regulated by the Oregon Health Authority.
For further information or to request a project license call (971) 673-0540 or email mailbox.hclc@state.or.us.

 

SPECIAL INPATIENT CARE FACILITIES (SICF)

Provide inpatient care in specialized settings such as rehabilitation centers, college infirmaries, chiropractic facilities, freestanding hospice facilities and others.

Rules Governing SICF Design and Construction Oregon Administrative Rules Chapter 333 Division 71, Rule 0105
Information for SICFs Inspection Checklist
Rule Template
SICF operations are licensed and regulated by the Oregon Health Authority.
For further information or to request a project license call (971) 673-0540 or email mailbox.hclc@state.or.us.

 

DHS Regulated Long-Term Care Facilities 

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES (ALF)

Offer housing in private units or apartments to individuals who need assistance with daily living activities. Facilities provide personal care services, 24-hour supervision and assistance, health-related services and social activities.

Rules Governing ALF Design and Construction Oregon Administrative Rules Chapter 411 Division 54, Rule 0300
Information for ALFs Inspection Checklist
Rule Template
ALF operations are licensed and regulated by the Department of Human Service operations are licensed and regulated by the Department of Human Services.
For further information or to request a project license call (503) 373-2130 or email cbc.team@state.or.us.

 

MEMORY CARE COMMUNITIES (MCC)

Assisted Living Facilities or Residential Care Facilities with an endorsement to offer short and long-term housing and nursing care to individuals Alzheimer's disease, dementia and other types of memory problems. Residents may also have other chronic illnesses and disabilities.

Rules Governing MCC Design and Construction Oregon Administrative Rules Chapter 411 Division 57, Rule 0170
OAR Tables

Table 2 (OAR 411-057-0170)
Light Levels for Memory Care Communities

Information for MCCs

Inspection Checklist - Assisted Living Facility Memory Care Community
Inspection Checklist - Residential Care Facility Memory Care Community
Rule Template - Memory Care Community

MCC operations are licensed and regulated by the Department of Human Services.
For further information or to request a project license call (503) 373-2130 or email cbc.team@state.or.us.

 

NURSING HOMES (NH) / SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES (SNF)

Offer short and long-term housing and nursing care to individuals with chronic illnesses or disabilities.

Rules Governing NH / SNF Design and Construction

Oregon Administrative Rules Chapter 411 Division 87
OAR Tables

Table 87-1
Sound transmission limitations in nursing facilities
Table 87-2
Pressure relationships and ventilation in nursing facilities
Table 87-3
Filter efficiencies for central ventilation and air condition systems in nursing facilities
Table 87-4
Nursing facility lighting intensity

Information for NHs / SNFs Inspection Checklist
Rule Template
NH / SNF operations are licensed and regulated by the Department of Human Services.
For further information or to request a project license call (503) 373-2185 or email nf.licensing@state.or.us.

  

RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITIES (RCF)

Offer housing in shared or private rooms to individuals who need assistance with daily living activities. Facilities provide personal care services, 24-hour supervision and assistance, health-related services and social activities.

Rules Governing RCF Design and Construction Oregon Administrative Rules Chapter 411 Division 54, Rule 0200
Information for RCFs Inspection Checklist
Rule Template
RCF operations are licensed and regulated by the Department of Human Services.
For further information or to request a project license call (503) 373-2130 or email cbc.team@state.or.us.