2017 ORS 443.440¹
Revocation and suspension of licenses
  • procedure

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section for residential care facilities, the Department of Human Services or the Oregon Health Authority may revoke or suspend the license of any residential facility that is not operated in accordance with ORS 443.002 (Providers with multiple facilities) or 443.400 (Definitions for ORS 443.400 to 443.455) to 443.455 (Civil penalties) or the rules of the licensing agency. Such revocation or suspension must be taken in accordance with rules of the licensing agency and ORS chapter 183. However, in cases where an imminent danger to the health or safety of the residents exists, a license may be suspended immediately pending a fair hearing not later than the 10th day after such suspension.

(2)(a) In a case where an imminent danger to the health or safety of the residents exists, a residential care facility license may be suspended immediately.

(b) The residential care facility is entitled to a contested case hearing to appeal an order of immediate suspension in accordance with procedures adopted by the Department of Justice by rule concerning emergency license suspensions.

(c) When the Department of Human Services issues an immediate suspension order under this subsection, the department may:

(A) Transition all residents of the residential care facility to other residential facilities; or

(B) Appoint a management company with demonstrated skill and experience in operating residential facilities to manage the residential care facility and care for the residents of the facility. If the facility is unable to pay for the appointed management company, the department shall use funds from the facility trustee account fund to cover the cost. [1977 c.717 §12; 2005 c.22 §310; 2009 c.595 §786; 2009 c.828 §32; 2017 c.679 §26]

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—Residential Care; Adult Foster Homes; Hospice Programs, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors443.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 443, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano443.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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