Facilities Planning and Safety Workload Update: July 24, 2015
Planning and Safety is pleased to announce that two (2) of our vacant Plans
Examiner positions and one (1) Administrative Support position have now been filled.
We are also pleased to announce that our additional recruitment requests have
been authorized, and we expect to fill our two (2) remaining Plans Examiner
you for your continued patience and understanding while we work through
existing resource constraints. We recognize and appreciate the degree to which
our stakeholders have shared in the challenges that we have faced during the
past few months.
the coming weeks, we will update our website to include real-time project queue
information. This will include the project record numbers (PR#s) our team is
currently reviewing, updated on a weekly basis. Thank you again for your
support. We look forward to working with you in the future and to our continued
partnership to improve the safety of health care facilities across Oregon.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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":