ORS 414.669¹
Payment for doula services

The Oregon Health Authority, in coordination with the Traditional Health Workers Commission, shall in each even-numbered year review, and revise if necessary, any rates of reimbursement for doulas. When reviewing and revising rates of reimbursement, the authority shall consider factors including retention of doulas, access to culturally specific doulas and evidence-based factors and empirical studies related to the cost-effectiveness of services provided by doulas. [Formerly 414.768]

Note: Section 7, chapter 281, Oregon Laws 2017, provides:

Sec. 7. The Oregon Health Authority shall first perform the review required by section 3 of this 2017 Act [414.669 (Payment for doula services)] in 2020. [2017 c.281 §7]

Note: Sections 6 and 8, chapter 281, Oregon Laws 2017, provide:

Sec. 6. (1) The Oregon Health Authority shall provide to the Oregon Health Policy Board and the Oregon Public Health Advisory Board, and shall make available free of charge on the primary website operated by or on behalf of the authority, a report on the status of doulas in this state. The report must include, but not be limited to, information on:

(a) The number of claims for reimbursement of doulas submitted to the authority and the percentage of those claims that are reimbursed;

(b) Any barriers experienced by doulas to accessing the claims process;

(c) The annual increase or decrease in the number of doulas listed on a registry managed by the authority;

(d) The demographics of the registry of doulas managed by the authority;

(e) Doula training or certification programs offered in this state;

(f) The relationship between the registry of doulas managed by the authority and the perceived doula workforce need; and

(g) Recommendations on achieving cultural specificity goals for doula services.

(2) The authority shall provide the report required by subsection (1) of this section annually beginning on September 15, 2018. [2017 c.281 §6]

Sec. 8. Section 6 of this 2017 Act is repealed on January 1, 2024. [2017 c.281 §8]

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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