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HCRQI facility rules are located in Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR), Chapter 333, Divisions 027, 035, 071, 072, 076, 080, 081, 275, 500, 501, 505, 510, 515, 520, 525, 530, 535, 536, 700.

OAR's are developed from Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) Chapters 441, 442, 443, and 688.


New and Amended Rules

Hospital and Ambulatory Surgery Center Legislative Action Rule Changes - OAR 333-076 and OARs 333-500 through 333-535

The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division has permanently amended Oregon Administrative Rules relating to hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers in response to legislation that was passed during the 2015 legislative session, in addition to making minor housekeeping changes. Final rules have been filed with the Secretary of State's Office and became effective on February 24, 2016. The final rules address the following:

  • Credentialing and privileges for nurse midwife nurse practitioners [HB 2930: ORS 441.064(5)];
  • Telemedicine provider credentialing [SB 569 (2013): ORS 441.056];
  • Discharge planning requirements with lay caregivers and for persons hospitalized for mental health treatment [HB 2023: ORS 441.196 and HB 3378: ORS 441.198]; 
  • Identification of and necessary actions for persons in need of palliative care [SB 608: ORS 413.270 - 413.273];
  • Practice of surgical technology and education requirements [HB 2876: ORS 676.870 - 676.890];
  • Record retention requirements; and
  • Minor housekeeping corrections, alignment with other state agency rules and removal of duplicative rules.

OAR 333-076 - Ambulatory Surgery Centers

OAR 333-500 through 333-535 - Hospitals



​​Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR)

  
  
  • Home Health Agency Rules - DIVISION 027 
  • Hospice Rules - DIVISION 035 
  • Hospital Rules - DIVISION 500​

             - Monitoring, Surveys, Investigations, Discipline and Civil Penalties - DIVISION 501 

     

                   Table I (pdf) - Civil Penalty Assessments

     

             - Organization and Management - DIVISION 505

     

             - Patient Care Services - DIVISION 510  

     

             - Environmental and Maintenance Services - DIVISION 515 

     

             - General Hospital Requirements (Emergency Contraception and Organ and Tissue Donation) - DIVISION 520  

     

             - Specialty Hospitals - DIVISION 525

     

             - New Construction and Alterations - DIVISION 535

     

                   Table 1 (pdf) - Sound Transmission Limitations in General Hospitals

     

                   Table II (pdf) - Ventilation Requirements for Hospital Areas

     

                   Table III (pdf) - Filter Efficiencies for Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems in General Hospitals

     

                   Table IV (pdf) - Hot Water Use (Design Temperature)

     

                   Table V (pdf) - Station Outlets for Oxygen, Vacuum (Suction) and Medical Air Systems

     

                   Table VI (pdf) - Receptacle Requirements per Area

     

             - Nurse Staffing Rules

             - Trauma Designation Rules 

 

Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS)

  
  • Health Care Facilities - Chapter 441 [Hospitals, ASC's, Special In Patient Care Facilities, Organ Procurement]
  • Residential Care Facilities - Chapter 443 - [Home Health, Hospice, In Home Care, ORDF (ESRD)]
  • Health Planning - Chapter 442 - [Certificate of Need, health care facilities]
  • Therapeutic & Technical - Chapter 688 - (Hemodialysis Technicians]​
     
 

Federal Regulations

 
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