ORS 414.665¹
Traditional health workers utilized by coordinated care organizations
  • rules

(1) As used in this section, “traditional health worker” includes any of the following:

(a) A community health worker.

(b) A personal health navigator.

(c) A peer wellness specialist.

(d) A peer support specialist.

(e) A doula.

(2) In consultation with the Traditional Health Workers Commission established under ORS 413.600 (Traditional Health Workers Commission), the Oregon Health Authority, for purposes related to the regulation of traditional health workers, shall adopt by rule:

(a) The qualification criteria, including education and training requirements, for the traditional health workers utilized by coordinated care organizations;

(b) Appropriate professional designations for supervisors of the traditional health workers; and

(c) Processes by which other occupational classifications may be approved to supervise the traditional health workers.

(3) The criteria and requirements established under subsection (2) of this section:

(a) Must be broad enough to encompass the potential unique needs of any coordinated care organization;

(b) Must meet requirements of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to qualify for federal financial participation; and

(c) May not require certification by the Home Care Commission. [2011 c.602 §11; 2013 c.752 §4; 2017 c.618 §5]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 414—Medical Assistance, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors414.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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.
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