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Join our Listserv

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 mailbox.fps@state.or.us, with "Add to FPS Listserv" in the subject field.


Facilities Planning and Safety Workload Updates

Dear Stakeholders,

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: 

15-025

15-026

15-027

15-038

15-040

15-064 

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:

  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
    • 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)​


Project Licenses

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


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 (www.healthoregon.org/hcrqi).

 

OAR Tables

The following tables are available by clicking the links. Please contact Facilities Planning and Safety for more information.

 

HOSPITALS:

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

 

AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS:

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
​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

 

NURSING HOMES:

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.

 

FEE SCHEDULE:

Table 1 (OAR 333-675-0050)

Standard Project Review fees and PR-1 Form.

 
 

Reference Materials
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"
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