Department of Public Health - Chapter 333
DIVISION 19 RESEARCH AND CONTROL OF DISEASES: GENERAL POWERS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
COVID-19 vaccination requirement for healthcare providers and healthcare personnel in healthcare facilities
(1) Vaccination of healthcare providers and medical personnel against COVID-19 is essential for this condition. COVID-19 undergoes frequent mutations during replication, which over time has resulted in variants that are more susceptible to transmission or cause more severe disease. Unvaccinated people exposed to COVID-19 are at high risk of becoming infected in the absence of mitigation measures and can then spread the virus to others. Fully vaccinated people get COVID-19 (known as vaccine breakthrough infections) much less often than unvaccinated people. Vaccinations are crucial to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Healthcare professionals and medical staff come into contact with many patients during a typical day and week. The CDC recommends that all eligible persons be vaccinated against COVID-19. This rule is essential to help control COVID-19, protect patients and healthcare workers in the state.
(2) For the purposes of this provision, the following definitions apply:
(a) "Contractor" means a person who has healthcare providers or healthcare professionals under contract to provide services in Oregon healthcare facilities.
(b) "COVID-19" means the disease caused by Severe Severe Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
(c) "Medical Exception Documentation" means an Oregon Health Authority (OHA) recommended form or similar form that contains all the information required on an OHA form, signed by a medical provider who is not an individual, certifying that the individual has an impairment a physical or mental condition that limits an individual's ability to receive a COVID-19 vaccine based on a specific medical diagnosis and whether the impairment is temporary or permanent.
(d) "Religious Exception Documentation" means an Oregon Health Authority (OHA) recommended form or similar form that contains all the information required on an OHA form, signed by an individual, stating that the individual is requesting an exemption from the COVID vaccination requirement -19 based on sincerely held religious beliefs and includes a statement describing how the requirement to vaccinate conflicts with a person's religious practices, practices or beliefs.
(e) "Fully vaccinated" means that they have received both doses of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or one dose of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine and at least 14 days have passed since the person's last dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
(f) "Healthcare Providers and Medical Professionals":
(A) Means persons, paid and unpaid, working, learning, studying, assisting, observing or volunteering in a healthcare facility providing direct care to a patient or resident, or who may be directly or indirectly exposed to patients, residents or infectious materials, and includes, but is not limited to, any person licensed by a health regulatory authority as defined in ORS 676.160, unlicensed caregivers, and any office, dietary, environmental, laundry, security, engineering and facility management, administrative, billing, student, and staff services volunteers.
(B) Does not mean parents, family members, guardians or foster parents residing at home and caring for a child or ward at home.
(g) "Healthcare Facility":
(A) Means any place where health care is provided, including physical, dental, or behavioral care, and includes, but is not limited to, any health care facility or agency licensed under section 441 or 443 of the ORS, such as hospitals, outpatient surgical centers, birthing facilities, special inpatient care facilities, long term acute care facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, inpatient hospices, care facilities, nursing homes, residential facilities, inpatient behavioral health facilities, adult orphanages, group homes, pharmacies, hospices, vehicles or temporary sites, where healthcare is provided or is related to the provision of healthcare (for example, mobile clinics, ambulances) outpatient facilities such as dialysis centers, healthcare providers' offices, dental offices, behavioral health care clinics, urgent care centers, counseling offices, surgeries offering complementary and alternative medicine such as acupuncture, homeopathy, naturopathy, chiropractic and osteopathic medicine and other specialist centres.
(B) Does not include a person's private home unless the home is otherwise licensed, registered or certified as a facility or home listed in paragraph (A) of this subsection.
(h) "Medical exception" means that the person has a physical or mental impairment that prevents them from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
(i) "Vaccination Proof" means documentation provided by a tribal, federal, state or local government or healthcare provider that includes an individual's name, date of birth, type of COVID-19 vaccination administered, date or dates provided, in depending on whether it is a single-dose or two-dose vaccine and the name or location of the healthcare provider or where the vaccine was administered. Records may include, but are not limited to, a COVID-19 vaccination card or a copy or digital image of a vaccination card, a printout from the Oregon Health Authority's vaccination record, or a quick response (QR) code from a verified digital vaccination record.
(j) "Religious exception" means that the person has a genuine religious belief that prevents them from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
(k) "Responsible Party" means the person or persons controlling or responsible for the activities of healthcare providers or healthcare professionals in a healthcare facility.
(3) After October 18, 2021:
(a) Healthcare providers and healthcare professionals may not work, learn, study, assist, observe, or volunteer in healthcare facilities unless they are fully vaccinated or have documentation of a medical or religious exception.
(b) A healthcare provider or healthcare provider employer, contractor, or responsible party may not employ, contract, or accept volunteer services from healthcare providers or healthcare professionals who work, study, study, assist, observe, or volunteer in a healthcare facility unless the healthcare provider or healthcare workers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved or accepted medical or religious exemption.
(4) Healthcare provider or healthcare provider employers, contractors and responsible parties who grant a medical or religious exception to the vaccination requirement in this principle must take reasonable steps to ensure that unvaccinated healthcare providers and healthcare professionals are protected from infection and the spread of the COVID-19 virus 19.
(5) Nothing in this provision is intended to prevent employers of healthcare providers or medical personnel, contractors and responsible persons from:
(a) Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and equivalent state law for those who cannot be vaccinated due to medical conditions or sincere religious beliefs.
(b) Having more restrictive or additional requirements, including, but not limited to, requiring healthcare providers and healthcare professionals to have records of additional or booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine, if recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
(6) Documentation of vaccinations and documentation of medical and religious exceptions described in this provision must be:
(a) Maintained in accordance with applicable federal and state laws;
(b) maintained for at least two years; AND
(c) Provided upon request by the Oregon Health Authority.
(7) Provider or HCP employers, contractors, and responsible parties who violate any provision of this policy will be subject to civil penalties of $500 per day for each violation.
(8)In addition to the imposition of civil penalties pursuant to Section (7) of this provision, a violation of this provision may also give rise to licensing proceedings permitted under the following statutes or rules:
(a) ORS 443.045; OAR Chapter 333, Division 27 (home health agencies, to the extent staff provide services or care in health care facilities).
(b) ORS 443.864, 443.869; OAR Chapter 333, Division 35 (hospice programs, to the extent staff provide services or care in health care facilities).
(c) ORS 441.030; OAR Chapter 333 Division 71 (special residential care facilities).
(d) ORS 441.030; OAR chapter 333, division 76 (ambulatory surgical centers, extended stay centers and birthing centers).
(e) ORS 441.030; OAR Chapter 333 Division 501 (Hospitals).
f) ORS 443.325; OAR Chapter 333 Division 536 (home care agencies, to the extent that caregivers provide care in health care facilities).
g) ORS 441.030; OAR section 333, section 700 (ambulatory renal dialysis equipment).
(h) ORS 426.415; OAR chapter 309, division 22 (inpatient psychiatric treatment facilities).
(i) ORS 435.415, 443.421, 443.455; OAR chapter 309, division 35 (inpatient treatment centres, community residential treatment homes, safe residential treatment facilities).
(j) ORS 443.745, 443.790; OAR Chapter 309 Division 40 (adult orphanages).
Statutory/other authority:ORS 413.042, ORS 431A.010, ORS 431.110, ORS 433.004, ORS 426.415, ORS 443.085, ORS 443.315, ORS 443.450, ORS 443.745, ORS 443.790, ORS 443.860 i ORS 441.025
Statutes/Other Implemented:ORS 431A.010, ORS 431.110, ORS 433.004, ORS 426.415, ORS 443.045, ORS 443.325, ORS 443.421, ORS 443.455, ORS 443.745, ORS 443.790, ORS 443.864 i ORS 441.030
PH 28-2023, provisional suspension made 10/05/2023, effective 11/05/2023 to 6/11/2023
PH 52-2022, minor correction filed on 03/05/2022, effective from 03/05/2022
PH 11-2022, adopted on January 31, 2022, valid from January 31, 2022
PH 42-2021, temporary adoption filed on September 1, 2021, valid from September 1, 2021 to January 31, 2022
PH 38-2021, temporary adoption filed on August 25, 2021, valid from August 25, 2021 to January 31, 2022
PH 34-2021, temporary adoption filed May 8, 2021, valid from May 8, 2021 to January 31, 2022
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