2017 ORS 443.886¹
Memory care endorsement required
  • standards
  • fees
  • rules

(1) If a facility intends to provide care for residents with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia by means of an endorsed memory care community, the facility must obtain a memory care endorsement on its license or registration.

(2) The Department of Human Services, with the input from representatives of advocate groups and the long term care industry, shall adopt by rule standards that ensure that the special needs of any resident with Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia who is cared for in an endorsed memory care community are met and that quality care is provided. The standards must include but are not limited to provisions for:

(a) Care planning, including physical design, staffing, staff training, safety, egress control, individual care planning, admission policy, family involvement, therapeutic activities and social services;

(b) Continuity of basic care requirements; and

(c) Marketing and advertising of the availability of and services from endorsed memory care communities.

(3) The department shall adopt a fee schedule for memory care endorsement, taking into account the type of facility and the number of residents.

(4) The department shall enforce rules adopted under subsection (2) of this section and shall allow a licensee or registrant to retain the memory care endorsement required to care for residents with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia only as long as the licensee or registrant complies with the rules.

(5) The memory care endorsement may be suspended or revoked in the same manner as the license or registration is suspended or revoked.

(6) Unless a facility has obtained the memory care endorsement required by subsection (1) of this section, the facility may not:

(a) Advertise the facility as providing an Alzheimer’s care unit or memory care community; or

(b) Market the facility as providing an Alzheimer’s care unit or memory care community.

(7) As used in this section:

(a) “Endorsed memory care community” means a special care unit in a designated, separated area for residents with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia that is locked or secured to prevent or limit access by a resident outside the designated or separated area.

(b) “Facility” means a long term care facility, residential care facility, assisted living facility or any other like facility required to be licensed by the department.

(c) “Registry” means a facility will provide the department with information relating to the endorsed memory care community, including the number of residents in the community, the stage of dementia for each resident, a description of how services are provided and the length of time the community has been operating. [1991 c.416 §2; 2001 c.900 §193; 2005 c.22 §312; 2017 c.679 §28]

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 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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