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The Health Facility Licensing & Certification Program (HFLC) is responsible for regulating certain types of non-long term care health care facilities and agencies. View a list of the types of health care facilities and agencies that HFLC regulates in acute care and community-based settings.
 
Regulated health care facilities may be subject to various Codes of Federal Regulations, Oregon Revised Statutes, and Oregon Administrative Rules. Links to current rules and regulations are organized by facility type on the Health Facility Licensing & Certification page. 
 
This page documents what, if any, changes the agency is considering to its current Oregon Administrative Rules. Additional information about specific rulemaking activities is provided below.
 

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - OAR 333-500 and 333-501

The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division is proposing to permanently amend Oregon Administrative Rules relating to hospital emergency department classification and enforcement in response to concerns raised by stakeholders about risks to Oregonians' seeking emergency, lifesaving treatment in care settings and facilities where these services are not available. The proposed amendments address patient safety and public health concerns resulting in patients being turned away due to inability to pay, delays in needed care for life threatening medical conditions, poor health outcomes and increased costs to patients, their families and to the health care system due to these medical facilities advertising to offer emergency services and emergency room doctors.

Further details:

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Hearing
Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact
Proposed Rule Text

Public Comment:

Interested parties are invited to provide comment on the proposed rules at a public hearing scheduled for:
Friday, September 16, 2016
10:00 a.m.
800 NE Oregon Street, Room 1-D
Portland, OR 97232
Alternatively, written comments received by 5:00 p.m. September 22, 2016 will also be considered and can be submitted by U.S. postal service, e-mail or fax to:
OHA, Public Health Division
Tracy Candela, Administrative Rules Coordinator
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 930
Portland, OR 97232
E-mail: publichealth.rules@state.or.us
FAX: (971) 673-1299
 
 

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - OAR 333-076

In response to concerns raised by stakeholders, the Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division is proposing to permanently amend Oregon Administrative Rules relating to circulating nurse requirements in an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC). In addition, minor housekeeping changes are being made.

Further details:

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Hearing
Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact
Proposed Rule Text

Public Comment:

Interested parties are invited to provide comment on the proposed rules at a public hearing scheduled for:

Thursday, August 25, 2016
10:30 a.m.
800 NE Oregon Street, Room 1-B
Portland, OR 97232

Alternatively, written comments received by 5:00 p.m. August 26, 2016 will also be considered and can be submitted by U.S. postal service, e-mail or fax to:

OHA, Public Health Division
Tracy Candela, Administrative Rules Coordinator
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 930
Portland, OR 97232

E-mail: publichealth.rules@state.or.us
FAX: (971) 673-1299