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Notice of Temporary Rulemaking for OAR chapter 333, division 500

"Hospital Satellite Emergency Departments"

The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division is temporarily adopting and amending administrative rules in chapter 333, division 500 pertaining to emergency medical services satellites.  These temporary rules would permit a hospital to offer emergency medical services in an off-campus hospital location, within 35 miles of the parent hospital, under the hospital’s license, as long as certain criteria is met.  

Under current rule it is not permissible for a hospital to provide emergency medical services in an off-campus hospital facility.  This temporary rule would permit a hospital to offer emergency medical services in an off-campus hospital location, within 35 miles of the parent hospital, under the hospital’s license. The parent hospital would be required to demonstrate it can meet specified criteria for patient safety, provide emergency medical services in accordance with the requirements for hospital-based emergency departments, and may not be located in an area where such services would undermine existing hospital systems. These new off-campus hospital emergency departments will be required to coordinate with 9-1-1 services and EMS providers to ensure that optimal care is provided to patients. Any off-campus hospital emergency departments would be required to collect and report data on patient care to better understand and optimize this care model in the future.

This rulemaking is effective March 24, 2015 – September 19, 2015.
It is the Authority’s intention to begin the process to make these rules permanent.​

Rulemaking Documents

For more details, please see the Statement of Need and Justification and full text of the temporary rules. In the temporary text, underlined text has been added and strikethrough text has been deleted.

Certificate and Order for Filing (pdf)
Statement of Need and Justification (pdf)
Full temporary text of proposed rules (pdf)​

If you have any questions or would prefer a hardcopy be sent, please contact staff at 971-673-1222 or PublicHealth.Policy@state.or.us.


Notice of Temporary Rulemaking for OAR chapter 333, division 500

"Hospital Satellite Providing Emergency Psychiatric Services"

The Oregon Health Authority (Authority), Public Health Division, Health Care Regulation and Quality Improvement program is temporarily amending administrative rules in chapter 333, division 500 relating to hospitals that provide emergency psychiatric services and inpatient psychiatric services in a satellite location.

This rulemaking is effective February 20, 2015 through August 18, 2015.
It is the Authority's intent to begin the process to make these temporary rules permanent. Additional details in the Statement of Need and Justification and rule text can be found in OAR chapter 333, division 500 (pdf) - temporary rulemaking (pdf).​​​​​​