Medical Assistance

ORS 414.665
Traditional health workers utilized by coordinated care organizations

  • rules


As used in this section, “traditional health worker” includes any of the following:


A community health worker.


A personal health navigator.


A peer wellness specialist.


A peer support specialist.


A doula.


A tribal traditional health worker.


In consultation with the Traditional Health Workers Commission established under ORS 413.600 (Traditional Health Workers Commission), the Oregon Health Authority, for purposes related to the regulation of traditional health workers, shall adopt by rule:


The qualification criteria, including education and training requirements, for the traditional health workers utilized by coordinated care organizations;


Appropriate professional designations for supervisors of the traditional health workers; and


Processes by which other occupational classifications may be approved to supervise the traditional health workers.


The criteria and requirements established under subsection (2) of this section:


Must be broad enough to encompass the potential unique needs of any coordinated care organization;


Must meet requirements of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to qualify for federal financial participation; and


May not require certification by the Home Care Commission. [2011 c.602 §11; 2013 c.752 §4; 2017 c.618 §5; 2021 c.514 §3]


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Mar. 11, 2023