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The Facilities Planning and Safety Listserv is used to send 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, with "Add to FPS Listserv" in the subject field.
Facilities Planning and Safety Workload Updates
Facilities Planning and Safety is pleased to announce that we have filled another vacant Plans Examiner position. This brings to four (4), the total number of new employees recently hired to support this unit. Nevertheless, our recruitment efforts continue, and we expect to fill our final Plans Examiner vacancy soon.
During the next four weeks, we will begin the process of onboarding and training our new team. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued patience and support while we orient our new employees and continue working through our backlog.
For the week of August 24, 2015, the following projects remain under active review:
As noted last week, these projects were selected according to submission date and the skill sets of current contractors and temporary plans review staff. Our normal practice is, and continues to be, to review projects in the order in which they are received.
Workload update 7-24-2015
Workload update 8-7-2015
Workload update 8-14-2015
Workload update 8-21-2015
Workload update 8-28-2015
Code Review and Project Site Inspections
Facilities Planning and Safety does Oregon Administrative Rules Code Review and Project Site Inspections for:
- Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC)
- Birthing Centers
- Outpatient Renal Dialysis Facilities
- Assisted Living Facilities (ALF)
- Residential Care Facilities (RCF)
- Memory Care Endorsement
- Nursing Homes
Plan Review Process
Facilities Planning and Safety performs plan reviews to ensure compliance with the applicable Oregon Administrative Rules. In addition to plan reviews, Facilities Planning and Safety also conducts on-site inspections for code compliance at the completion of each project.
Construction Project Guide
Facilities Planning and Safety publishes the "Construction Project Guide." This guide identifies DHS Service Agencies, Facility Licensing Classifications and Licensing Rules. The guide also contains a detailed outline of the plan submittal, fee schedule and site review process.
Construction Project Guide (pdf)
License applicants should contact the following locations to secure the proper project license:
Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR)
If you would like to request an exception to an OAR, please visit the Health Care Regulation and Quality Improvement forms page and download the waiver request form (www.healthoregon.org/hcrqi).
Facility Guidelines Institute, "Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities"
State of Oregon Building Codes Division, "Oregon Structural Specialty Code"
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, "Policy & Memos to States and Regions"