Senior and Disability Services

ORS 410.606
Referral of qualified individuals on home care registry


(a) The Department of Human Services, an area agency, other public agency or support services brokerage shall provide to an individual seeking a home care worker or a personal support worker names of qualified individuals, in the appropriate geographic area, who have been placed on the home care registry.


The Home Care Commission may adopt criteria for referrals in order to ensure the effective delivery of home care services from qualified, committed, experienced and well-trained home care workers and personal support workers and to ensure that, for private pay home care workers, the requirements of ORS 410.605 (Private pay home care worker program) are met.


To facilitate the development and maintenance of the home care registry and any training opportunity offered by the commission, and to meet the requirements of providing workers’ compensation, the department, the Oregon Health Authority, area agencies, other public agencies and support services brokerages shall report to the commission:


The name and address of any home care worker or personal support worker:


Who provides home care services;


Whose compensation is funded in whole or in part with state funds; and


Who is not listed on the registry;


The name of the program under which the home care worker or personal support worker provides the home care services;


Any other data required by the commission for training and registry purposes; and


Any other data required for workers’ compensation purposes.


If necessary to collect the information required by subsection (2) of this section:


The commission shall request the required information from the department, the authority or any agency or support services brokerage that provides or arranges payroll services for home care workers or personal support workers; and


The department, authority, agency or support services brokerage shall provide the commission with the requested information.


If the commission, with the assistance of the department, determines that the supply of home care workers is inadequate to meet the needs of medical assistance recipients who qualify for home care services, the commission may suspend or reduce the number of referrals of home care workers under the program described in ORS 410.605 (Private pay home care worker program). [2001 c.901 §4; 2010 c.100 §§4,7,11; 2014 c.116 §7; 2018 c.75 §12]
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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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