ORS 441.060¹
Inspections
  • approval of plans and specifications
  • rules
  • fees

(1) The Department of Human Services shall make or cause to be made such inspections as it may deem necessary.

(2) The Department of Human Services may prescribe by rule that any licensee or prospective applicant desiring to make specified types of alteration or addition to its facilities or to construct new facilities shall, before commencing such alteration, addition or new construction, either prior to or after receiving a certificate of need pursuant to ORS 442.340 (1987 Replacement Part), if required, submit plans and specifications therefor to the department for preliminary inspection and approval or recommendations with respect to compliance with the rules authorized by ORS 441.055 (Rules) and 443.420 (Qualifications for license) and for compliance with National Fire Protection Association standards when the facility is also to be Medicare or Medicaid certified. The department may require by rule payment of a fee for project review services at a variable rate, dependent on total project cost. For health care facilities, the department shall develop a review fee schedule as minimally necessary to support the staffing level and expenses required to administer the program. The fee for project review of residential care facilities shall equal two-thirds that required of health care facilities. The department may also conduct an on-site review of projects as a prerequisite to licensure of new facilities, major renovations and expansions. The department shall, at least annually, with the advice of facilities covered by this review, present proposed rule changes regarding facility design and construction to such agencies for their consideration. The department shall also publish a state submissions guide for health and residential care facility projects and advise project sponsors of applicable requirements of federal, state and local regulatory agencies. [Amended by 1965 c.352 §2; 1971 c.730 §14; 1973 c.840 §10; 1985 c.747 §29; 1987 c.428 §11; 1987 c.660 §23; 2001 c.104 §178; 2001 c.900 §169]

Chapter 441

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Licensing and phantom beds, (1970) Vol 40, p 171; a hospital's employing a licensed physical therapist as unauthorized practice, (1975) Vol 37, p 963

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 441—Health Care Facilities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors441.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 441, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­441ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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