(1)An emergency certificate may be issued by the Department for up to 30 days, provided the following conditions are met:
(a)An Oregon background check indicates no immediate need for fingerprinting for all persons living in the home;
(b)A DHS-CW background check identifies no founded reports of child abuse committed by persons living in the home;
(c)Applicant has no previous revocations or suspensions of any license or certificate by any issuing agency for a foster home, group home, or any other care or support services;
(d)A review of support enforcement obligations and public assistance cases identifies no substantial financial concerns;
(e)An application and two references are submitted;
(f)An abbreviated home study is done; and
(g)A satisfactory home inspection and a Health and Safety Checklist are completed.
(2)When a child with significant medical needs shall be living in the foster home, the following additional requirements must be met before an emergency certificate may be issued:
(a)Current satisfactory references from at least two medical professionals, such as a physician and registered nurse who have direct knowledge of the applicant’s ability and past experiences as a caregiver;
(b)A positive written recommendation from the Department’s Medically Fragile Children’s Unit (MFCU) if the provider or applicant has provided services through the MFCU or has historically received services through the MFCU for a child in their family home or foster home;
(c)Current certification in First Aid and CPR. The CPR training must be done by a recognized training agency and the CPR certificate must be appropriate to the ages of the children served in the foster home;
(d)Copies of all current medical related licenses or certificates must be provided to the certifying agency; and
(e)Six hours of medical training beyond CPR and First Aid training as appropriate to the ages of the children served in the foster home; or
(f)Licensed as a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, emergency medical technician, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant.
(3)Emergency certificates may be issued if the renewal process is incomplete at the time of the renewal.
Rule 411-346-0165 — Emergency Certification,