Senior and Disability Services

ORS 410.596
Statewide plan to expand access to skilled home care and personal support workforce


(1)

The Home Care Commission shall adopt a statewide plan to:

(a)

Increase participation in the home care registry maintained by the commission under ORS 410.604 (Duties of commission);

(b)

Increase the number of home care workers and personal support workers in this state in order to meet the need that will arise with the implementation of the Fair Labor Standards Act;

(c)

Continue the commission’s work to create a career ladder for home care workers and personal support workers so that they may become greater skilled and gain certifications from the commission to provide advanced or extensive medical or behavioral health services and support; and

(d)

Continue in-person home care worker and personal support worker orientation sessions in each geographic region of this state.

(2)

The plan must include an outreach and marketing strategy to recruit home care workers and personal support workers to provide home care services and support to individuals who require higher levels of services and support.

(3)

The commission shall contract with a public or private entity with appropriate expertise to recommend the design for the statewide plan described in this section. [2015 c.796 §2; 2018 c.75 §11]
Chapter 410

Notes of Decisions

Agency rules making placement of handicapped and elderly persons factor of their primary service needs and providing for different residential facilities to accommodate persons with different needs were consistent with provisions of this chapter in effect at time petitioner, who was mentally retarded, was refused placement at facility which primarily served elderly. Dempsey v. Senior Services Division, 92 Or App 163, 758 P2d 367 (1988)


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