ORS 443.445¹
Persons admissible at facilities and homes
  • transfer of persons requiring certain treatment
  • operation of facilities by persons relying on spiritual means for healing

(1) No residential facility or home shall admit individuals who require continuous nursing care except as provided in subsection (3) of this section.

(2) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, if any resident of a residential facility or home requires nursing care for eight or more consecutive days or a physician or the designee of a physician or a registered nurse certifies that continued nursing care is required, the resident shall be transferred to an appropriate health care facility for as long as necessary.

(3) A resident of a residential facility or home who requires nursing care in addition to training, treatment or care needs, or any combination thereof, may be served by that facility or home with approval from the Department of Human Services and in accordance with the rules of the department and consistent with rules adopted by the Oregon State Board of Nursing under ORS 678.150 (Powers, functions and duties of board, officers and executive director) (9).

(4) No residential facility or home shall admit individuals of categories other than those designated on its license without prior written consent of the department.

(5) In the case of residential facilities or homes supervised by and operated exclusively for persons who rely upon prayer or spiritual means for healing in accordance with the creed or tenets of a well-recognized church or religious denomination, no medical, psychological or rehabilitative procedures shall be required. [1977 c.717 §5; 1991 c.292 §2; 2001 c.900 §185]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Licensing nursing homes for mentally retarded under licensing pro­vi­sions of residential facilities, (1978) Vol 39, p 1

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 443—Home Health Agencies; Residential Facilities; Hospice Programs, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors443.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 443, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­443ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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