OAR 333-500-0055
Discontinuance and Recommencement of Operation of Hospitals


If a hospital wishes to temporarily discontinue operation but retain its license to operate, the hospital shall notify the Division of the fact at least 14 days prior to the temporary discontinuance.


A hospital shall issue a multimedia press release within 24 hours of the temporary discontinuance, notifying the public of hospital closure. Such notice shall include a procedure by which individuals may obtain their medical records.


Before any patient is admitted to a hospital that has temporarily discontinued operation, the hospital shall request that the Division conduct an on-site survey to determine whether the hospital is in compliance with health facility licensing laws and conditions of participation, if applicable.


A hospital may not renew operation until it receives approval, in writing, from the Division.

Source: Rule 333-500-0055 — Discontinuance and Recommencement of Operation of Hospitals, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=333-500-0055.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 333-500-0055’s source at or​.us