ORS 443.065¹
General requirements for home health agencies

The home health agency shall:

(1) Be primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing services and at least one other service delineated in ORS 443.075 (Services and supplies prescribed by physician, naturopathic physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner) (1)(b) and (c);

(2) Have policies established by professional personnel associated with the agency or organization, including one or more physicians or naturopathic physicians and one or more registered nurses, at least two of whom are neither owners nor employees of the agency, and two consumers, to govern the services that it provides;

(3) Require supervision of services that it provides under subsection (1) of this section by a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, naturopathic physician or registered nurse, preferably a public health nurse;

(4) Maintain clinical and financial records on all patients; and

(5) Have an overall plan and budget in effect. [1977 c.738 §4; 1981 c.415 §2; 2001 c.346 §1; 2013 c.1 §66; 2013 c.61 §3; 2014 c.45 §61; 2017 c.356 §70]

Note: The amendments to 443.065 (General requirements for home health agencies) by section 3, chapter 680, Oregon Laws 2019, become operative January 1, 2021. See section 7, chapter 680, Oregon Laws 2019. The text that is operative on and after January 1, 2021, is set forth for the user’s convenience.

443.065 (General requirements for home health agencies). A home health agency licensed in this state shall:

(1) Be primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing services and at least one other service delineated in ORS 443.075 (Services and supplies prescribed by physician, naturopathic physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner) (1)(b) and (c);

(2) Have policies established by professional personnel associated with the agency or organization, including one or more physicians or naturopathic physicians and one or more registered nurses, at least two of whom are neither owners nor employees of the agency, and two consumers, to govern the services that it provides;

(3) Require supervision of services that it provides under subsection (1) of this section by a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, naturopathic physician or registered nurse, preferably a public health nurse;

(4) Ensure that in-home care services, as defined in ORS 443.305 (Definitions for ORS 443.305 to 443.350), that it provides in addition to skilled nursing services are provided by individuals who meet the training requirements established by the Oregon Health Authority under ORS 443.011 (Training requirements for in-home care service providers), if applicable;

(5) Maintain clinical and financial records on all patients; and

(6) Have an overall plan and budget in effect.

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Applica­tion of rules to hospitals which provide home health services, (1978) Vol 38, p 1738

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 443—Residential Care; Adult Foster Homes; Hospice Program, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors443.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 443, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano443.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
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