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Facilities Planning and Safety
Notice of Reduction in Services - Effective November 19, 2014
The scope of Facilities Planning and Safety construction plan reviews has changed!

Click here to read notice for details (pdf)

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Code Review and Project Site Inspections
Facilities Planning and Safety does Oregon Administrative Rules Code Review and Project Site Inspections for:

  1. OHA Health Care Regulation and Quality Improvement which includes the following types of facilities:
    • Hospitals
    • Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC)
    • Birthing Centers
    • Outpatient Renal Dialysis Facilities
  2. DHS Seniors & People with Disabilities, Office of Licensing and Certification which includes the following types of 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.     

Plan Review Requirements           333-675-0000

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 Guidebook 2012

Project Licenses 
License applicants should contact the following locations to secure the proper project license:

      - Waiver Request form and instructions (docx)​


Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR)

Hospitals 333-535-0000 
Ambulatory Surgical Centers 333-076-0185 
Birthing Centers 333-076-0470 
Outpatient Renal Dialysis Facilities 333-700-0120 
Assisted Living Facilities 411-054-0300 
Residential Care Facilities 411-054-0200 
Memory Care Facilities 411-057-0100 
Nursing Home Facilities 411-087-0100 

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 ( 

OAR Tables

The following tables are available by clicking the links. Please contact Facilities Planning and Safety for more information: (503) 373-7201.



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



Table 1 (OAR 333-076-0185) Ventilation requirements for Ambulatory Surgical Centers.
Table 2 (OAR 333-076-0185) ​Filter efficiences for ventilation systems in Ambulatory Surgical Centers
Table 3 (OAR 333-076-0185)
​Station outlet/inlets for oxygen, vacuum and medical air systems in Ambulatory Surgical Centers
​Table 4 (OAR 333-076-0185) ​Receptacle requirements per area
​Table 5 (OAR 333-076-0185) ​Location of nurrse call devices



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.



Table 1 (OAR 333-675-0050)

Standard Project Review fees and PR-1 Form.


Reference Material Links 

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":