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Oregon Assisted Living Regulations and Records

By Sho LyMay 5, 2020
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When choosing an assisted living community, it is important to understand Oregon state regulations for assisted living facilities and know how to look up assisted living license information. But public access to assisted living records varies greatly by state.

We developed a system to rate each state on how easy – or difficult – it is to find important assisted living records and reports, and compiled tips to help you in your search.

States with the most transparent records allow you to look up important information about each assisted living facility online, including inspections, complaints, survey results, violations, capacity, and whether the facility accepts Medicaid.

Access to Oregon assisted living records: High

Public access to assisted living records and reports for the state of Oregon is high. Key findings that informed this rating include:

  • Oregon has generally accessible assisted living records but was marked down on some criteria, including for inspections that occur on a less than annual basis (every 2 years).
  • Oregon has increased in ratings due to the list of licenses being searchable and enforcement actions being listed in the same place as licensed communities.
  • Enforcement actions can be viewed, but for greater detail a record request must be placed with Oregon Department of Human Services.
State provides high access to assisted living records and licensing

How to look up Oregon assisted living licenses and records

  • Visit Oregon’s AssistedLiving and Residential Care Facilities for a basic list of licensed communities.
  • The Oregon Department of Human Services website also has searchable database of licensed assisted living communities, and the database provides information on inspections and enforcement actions.
  • Inspections and violations for assisted living communities in Multnomah County can be found on the Multnomah County website.

How we arrived at our Oregon rating

We developed a standard methodology for state data collection and evaluation, and based our rating primarily on the objective, state-specific accessibility criteria outlined in these questions:

  1. Are licensed assisted living communities listed online in any form? Yes
  2. If Yes to #1, is the information updated frequently? Yes
  3. If Yes to #1, is the list of licensed communities searchable? Yes
  4. Does the state post inspections, complaints, survey results, or violations online? Yes
  5. If Yes to #4, is the information updated frequently? [within 90 days] Yes
  6. If Yes to #2 and #4, is the enforcement information included in the same place as licensed communities? Yes
  7. If Yes to #4 and No to #6, are violations / inspections searchable at all? Yes
  8. Is information about special licensing for care shown? No or N/A
  9. Capacity shown? Yes
  10. Payment types shown, [e.g. Medicaid, private pay]? Yes
  11. Administrator / Contact name shown? Yes
  12. State may fine facility? Yes
  13. Frequency of inspections? Every 24 months
  14. Website includes pricing of facility? No

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Sho Ly