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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 email@example.com, with "Add to FPS Listserv" in the subject field.
Code Review and Project Site Inspections
Facilities Planning and Safety does Oregon Administrative Rules Code Review and Project Site Inspections for:
- OHA Health Care Regulation and Quality Improvement which includes the following types of facilities:
- Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC)
- Birthing Centers
- Outpatient Renal Dialysis Facilities
- DHS Aging and 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.
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":