Administrative Rule ChangesEffective March 1, 2014
The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division is proposing to permanently amend administrative rules in chapter 333, division 50, relating to school immunization law. These amendments describe the new process for claiming a nonmedical exemption to school/children’s facility/post-secondary immunization requirements that was passed into law in 2013. The new process for claiming a nonmedical exemption will apply to new enterers to school and children’s facilities and to exemptions claimed on or after March 1, 2014. For more details, please see the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Hearing, Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact, the full text of the proposed rules and the proposed changes to the Immunization Primary Review Table at the following links:
Effective Jan. 1, 2012
Changes to administrative rules regarding the Oregon ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS) and vaccine stewardship have been completed. The changes outline the training requirements for any entity who receives vaccine from the Oregon Health Authority’s Immunization program, including training in clinical administration of vaccine, and vaccine storage and handling. The changes also clarify Oregon ALERT IIS data use protocols, while also documenting the data elements and timelines for data submission for all entities receiving state-supplied vaccine.
Administrative Rules 333-050-0010 through 333-050-0140
Oregon Revised Statutes 433.235 through 433.284
College Immunization Law 433.282 through 433.284
College Immunization Law Brochure
References for Administrative Rules 333-050-0010 through 333-050-0140
OAR 333-050-0120 (Primary Review Table) (pdf)
Right to medical or dental treatment without parental consent
- New Information about Senate Bill 132, amending ORS 433.267, 433.273 and 433.284
This legislation becomes operative March 1, 2014.
ALERT Immunization Registry
(Vaccine Education and Prioritization Plan)
Pharmacists and Immunization
Healthcare Workers and Immunization
ORS 433.407 - 433.416
433.407 Definitions for ORS 433.407 to 433.423. As used in ORS 433.407 to 433.423 unless the context requires otherwise:
- “Authority” means the Oregon Health Authority.
- “Health care facility” means a facility as defined in ORS 442.015 and a mental health facility, alcohol treatment facility or drug treatment facility licensed or operated under ORS chapter 426 or 430.
- “Worker” means a person who is licensed or certified to provide health care under ORS chapter 677, 678, 679, 680, 684 or 685 or ORS 682.216, an employee of a health care facility, of a licensed health care provider or of a clinical laboratory as defined in ORS 438.010, a firefighter, a law enforcement officer as defined in ORS 414.805, a corrections officer or a parole and probation officer. [1989 c.949 §2; 1993 c.196 §8; 2005 c.264 §24; 2009 c.595 §671; 2011 c.720 §195]
Note: 433.407 to 433.423 were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 433 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
433.411 Legislative finding. The Legislative Assembly finds that by reason of and in the course of their employment, health care workers and emergency response employees, are subject to exposure to infectious diseases, that this exposure is not fully preventable due to the nature of their duties and that health care workers should be informed of exposure to infectious diseases as soon as is practicable to initiate appropriate medical care and to prevent exposing other persons to infectious diseases. [1989 c.949 §1]
433.416 When employer to provide preventive immunization.
- An employer of a health care worker at risk of contracting an infectious disease in the course of employment shall provide to the worker preventive immunization for infectious disease if such preventive immunization is available and is medically appropriate.
- Such preventive immunization shall be provided by the employer at no cost to the worker.
- A worker shall not be required as a condition of work to be immunized under this section, unless such immunization is otherwise required by federal or state law, rule or regulation. [1989 c.949 §3]
Vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for healthcare workers include:
- Hepatitis B
- Meningococcal (only high risk - anatomic or functional asplenia; persistent complement component deficiencies; microbiology lab workers)