(1)A person may not establish, manage or operate an in-home care agency or purport to manage or operate an in-home care agency without obtaining a license from the Oregon Health Authority.
(2)The authority shall establish classification requirements and qualifications for licensure under this section by rule. The authority shall issue a license to an applicant that has the necessary qualifications and meets all requirements established by rule, including the payment of required fees. An in-home care agency shall be required to maintain administrative and professional oversight to ensure the quality of services provided and that the training requirements established by the authority under ORS 443.011 (Training requirements for in-home care service providers), if applicable, have been met by any individual employed by or contracting with the in-home care agency to provide in-home care services.
(3)Application for a license required under subsection (1) of this section shall be made in the form and manner required by the authority by rule and shall be accompanied by any required fees.
(4)A license may be granted, or may be renewed annually, upon payment of a fee as follows:
(a)For the initial licensure of an in-home care agency that is classified as:
(A)Limited, the fee is $2,000.
(B)Basic, the fee is $2,250.
(C)Intermediate, the fee is $2,500.
(D)Comprehensive, the fee is $3,000.
(b)There is an additional fee of $1,250 for the initial licensure of each subunit in any classification of in-home care agency.
(c)For the renewal of a license classified as:
(A)Limited or basic, the fee is $1,000.
(B)Intermediate, the fee is $1,250.
(C)Comprehensive, the fee is $1,500.
(d)There is an additional fee of $1,000 for the renewal of licensure for each subunit in any classification of in-home care agency.
(e)For a change of ownership at a time other than the annual renewal date:
(A)The fee is $350; and
(B)There is an additional fee of $350 for each subunit.
(5)A license issued under this section is valid for one year. A license may be renewed by payment of the required renewal fee and by demonstration of compliance with requirements for renewal established by rule.
(6)A license issued under this section is not transferable.
(7)The authority shall conduct an on-site inspection of each in-home care agency prior to services being rendered and once every two years thereafter as a requirement for licensing.
(8)In lieu of the on-site inspection required by subsection (7) of this section, the authority may accept a certification or accreditation from a federal agency or an accrediting body approved by the authority that the state licensing standards have been met, if the in-home care agency:
(a)Notifies the authority to participate in any exit interview conducted by the federal agency or accrediting body; and
(b)Provides copies of all documentation concerning the certification or accreditation requested by the authority. [1999 c.1034 §2; 2005 c.22 §305; 2007 c.897 §1; 2009 c.595 §776a; 2009 c.792 §71; 2017 c.559 §1; 2019 c.680 §4]
Section 443.315 — License required; application; rules; fees,