Health Care Facilities

ORS 441.676
Investigation of licensing violations

  • powers of investigator


For complaints of licensing violations other than abuse, the Department of Human Services shall cause an investigation to be completed within 90 days of the receipt of the complaint.


Except in cases where the investigation is part of nursing facility surveyor activity pursuant to federal law, an investigator investigating a complaint other than a complaint of abuse shall:


Make an unannounced visit to the facility, while complying with ORS 441.690 (Complainant may accompany investigator);


Interview all available witnesses identified by any source as having personal knowledge relevant to the complaint, such interviews to be private unless the witness expressly requests the interview not to be private;


Make personal inspection of all physical circumstances that are relevant and material and that are susceptible to objective observation; and


Write an investigation report that includes:


The investigator’s personal observations;


A review of documents and records;


A summary of all witness statements; and


A statement of the factual basis for the findings for each incident or problem alleged in the complaint. [1993 c.759 §6]
Note: See note under 441.637 (Rules).
§§ 441.630 to 441.685

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Definition of patient abuse, (1980) Vol 40, p 381

Chapter 441

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Licensing and phantom beds, (1970) Vol 40, p 171; a hospital's employing a licensed physical therapist as unauthorized practice, (1975) Vol 37, p 963


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