OAR 411-348-0460
Civil Penalties


For purposes of imposing civil penalties, a Host Home licensed under ORS 443.400 (Definitions for ORS 443.400 to 443.455) through 443.455 (Civil penalties) and ORS 443.991 (Penalties)(2) is considered to be a long-term care facility subject to ORS 441.705 (Definitions for ORS 441.705 to 441.745) through 441.745 (Penalties to Quality Care Fund).


The Department issues the following schedule of penalties applicable to Host Home settings as provided for under ORS 441.705 (Definitions for ORS 441.705 to 441.745) through 441.745 (Penalties to Quality Care Fund):


Violations of any requirement within any part of the following rules may result in a civil penalty up to $500 per day for each violation not to exceed $6,000 for all violations for any licensed Host Home within a 90-day period:


411-348-0025 (Program Management, Endorsement, Certification, and Enrollment)(3), (5), (7), or (8), (9), or (10);


411-348-0120 (Medical Services)(2) or (4);


411-348-0130 (Food and Nutrition);


411-348-0140 (Physical Environment);


411-348-0150 (General Safety);


411-348-0170 (Staffing Requirements);


411-348-0200 (Transportation);


411-348-0220 (Required Furnishings)(1) or (3);


411-348-0230 (Emergency Plan and Safety Review);


411-348-0240 (Assessment of Fire Evacuation Assistance and Fire Safety Evacuation Plan), 411-348-0250 (Fire Drill Requirements and Fire Safety), 411-348-0260 (Fire Safety Evacuation Plans), and 411-348-0280 (Fire Safety Requirements);


411-348-0300 (Rights, Complaints, Notification of Planned Action, and Hearings) and 411-348-0350 (Behavior Supports and Physical Restraints);


411-348-0360 (Psychotropic Medications and Medication for Behavior);


411-348-0380 (Financial Records and Managing Money);


411-348-0410 (Alternative Care, Childcare, Camp, and Alternate Caregivers); and


411-004-0020 (Home and Community-Based Services and Settings), 411-004-0030 (Person-Centered Service Plans), and 411-004-0040 (Individually-Based Limitations).


Civil penalties of up to $300 per day per violation may be imposed for violations of any section of these rules not listed in subsection (a)(A) to (a)(P) of this section if a violation has been cited on two consecutive inspections or surveys of a Host Home setting where such surveys are conducted by an employee of the Department. Penalties assessed under this section of this rule may not exceed $6,000 within a 90-day period.


Monitoring occurs when a Host Home is surveyed, inspected, or investigated by an employee or designee of the Department or an employee or designee of the Office of State Fire Marshal.


In imposing a civil penalty pursuant to the schedule published in section (2) of this rule, the Department considers the following factors:


The past history of the program provider incurring a penalty in taking all feasible steps or procedures necessary or appropriate to correct any violation;


Any prior violations of statutes or rules pertaining to Host Home settings; and


The immediacy and extent to which the violation threatens or threatened the health, safety, or well-being of children receiving services.


When a program provider receives notification from the Department of a violation for which a penalty or other liability may be imposed, the program provider must take action to eliminate the violation in a reasonable time:


Not to exceed 30 calendar days after the first notice of a violation; or


In cases where a violation requires more than 30 calendar days to correct, such time as is specified in a plan of correction found acceptable by the Department.


Any civil penalty imposed under ORS 443.455 (Civil penalties) and 441.710 (Civil penalties) becomes due and payable when the program provider incurring the penalty receives a notice in writing from the Director of the Department. The notice referred to in this section of this rule is sent by registered or certified mail and includes:


A reference to the particular sections of the statute, rule, standard, or order involved;


A short and plain statement of the matters asserted or charged;


A statement of the amount of the penalty or penalties imposed; and


A statement of the right of the program provider to request a hearing.


The program provider has 20 calendar days from the date of mailing of the notice in which to make a written application for a hearing before the Department.


All hearings are conducted pursuant to the applicable provisions of ORS chapter 183.


If the program provider notified fails to request a hearing within 20 calendar days, an order may be entered by the Department assessing a civil penalty.


If, after a hearing, the program provider is found to be in violation of a license, rule, or order listed in ORS 441.710 (Civil penalties)(1), an order may be entered by the Department assessing a civil penalty.


A civil penalty imposed under ORS 443.455 (Civil penalties) or 441.710 (Civil penalties) may be remitted or reduced upon such terms and conditions as the Director of the Department considers proper and consistent with individual health and safety.


If the order is not appealed, the amount of the penalty is payable within 10 calendar days after the order is entered. If the order is appealed and is sustained, the amount of the penalty is payable within 10 calendar days after the court decision. The order, if not appealed or sustained on appeal, constitutes a judgment and may be filed in accordance with the provisions of ORS 183.745 (Civil penalty procedures). Execution may be issued upon the order in the same manner as execution upon a judgment of a court of record.


A violation of any general order or Final Order pertaining to Host Home setting issued by the Department is subject to a civil penalty in the amount of not less than $5 and not more than $500 for each and every violation.


Judicial review of civil penalties imposed under ORS 441.710 (Civil penalties) are provided under ORS 183.480 (Judicial review of agency orders), except that the court may, in its discretion, reduce the amount of the penalty.


All penalties recovered under ORS 443.455 (Civil penalties) and 441.710 (Civil penalties) through 441.740 (Judicial review) are paid into the State Treasury and shall be deposited in the Long-Term Care Ombudsman account established in ORS 441.419 (Long Term Care Ombudsman Account).
Statement of Purpose
Definitions and Acronyms
Program Management, Endorsement, Certification, and Enrollment
Issuance of License
Application for Initial License
In-Residence Caregiver Applicant Study
License Expiration, Termination of Operations, and License Return
License Conditions
License Renewal
Change of Ownership, Legal Entity, Legal Status, Management Corporation, and In-Residence Caregiver
Medical Services
Food and Nutrition
Physical Environment
General Safety
Staffing Requirements
Individual Summary Sheets
Emergency Information
Transition Planning and Supporting Families
Required Furnishings
Emergency Plan and Safety Review
Assessment of Fire Evacuation Assistance and Fire Safety Evacuation Plan
Fire Drill Requirements and Fire Safety
Fire Safety Evacuation Plans
Fire Safety Requirements
Rights, Complaints, Notification of Planned Action, and Hearings
Behavior Supports and Physical Restraints
Psychotropic Medications and Medication for Behavior
Personal Property
Financial Records and Managing Money
Entry, Exit, Transfer, and Closure
Alternative Care, Childcare, Camp, and Alternate Caregivers
Individual Support Plan
Civil Penalties
License Denial, Suspension, Revocation, and Refusal to Renew
Criminal Penalties
Provider Eligibility for Medicaid Service Payment
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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