ORS 443.730¹
Information regarding substitute caregivers required
  • standards
  • educational requirements
  • rules

(1) The provider shall furnish the names, addresses and telephone numbers of the substitute caregivers employed or used by the provider to the Department of Human Services upon the request of the department.

(2) The department shall require the provider to furnish information describing the planned operation of the adult foster home, including the use of substitute caregivers and other staff, as part of the license application.

(3) The provider shall not allow a substitute caregiver or other caregiver to provide care to a resident unless the following standards are met and documented:

(a) The department has completed a criminal records check for the State of Oregon and has completed or initiated a national criminal records check, if appropriate under ORS 443.735 (Issuance of license) (3), for the person. The department shall adopt rules to provide for the expedited completion of a criminal records check for the State of Oregon when requested by a licensed provider because of an immediate staffing need.

(b) The substitute caregiver has successfully completed the training required by the department.

(c) The caregiver is able to understand and communicate in oral and written English.

(d) The provider has oriented the caregiver to the residents in the adult foster home, their care needs and the physical characteristics of the home.

(e) The provider has trained the caregiver to meet the routine and emergency needs of the residents.

(4) The department shall establish educational requirements for substitute caregivers and other caregivers designed to impart the practical knowledge and skills necessary to maintain the health, safety and welfare of residents. The training shall include a test established by the department to be completed by the caregiver. The test shall be completed by the caregiver without the help of any other person. [1995 c.667 §18]

Note: 443.730 (Information regarding substitute caregivers required) and 443.740 (Information on licensed adult foster homes) were added to and made a part of 443.705 (Definitions for ORS 443.705 to 443.825) to 443.825 (Disposition of penalties recovered) by legislative action but were not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information