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LONG TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN

 

DIVISION 3

APPOINTMENT AND DUTIES OF LOCAL SCREENING

COMMITTEES

114-003-0000

Appointment of Screening Committee Members

(1) All screening committee members shall be appointed by the Ombudsman.

(2) There shall be at least one local screening committee in each area planning district.

(3) Except for individuals already appointed by the Ombudsman as screening committee members as of August 30, 1988, screening committee members shall be individuals who are concerned with the provisions of quality care in long term care facilities and who do not have a conflict of interest with the Ombudsman Program.

(4) Each local screening committee shall elect a chairman, vice-chairman, secretary and treasurer and shall meet, at a minimum, once a month. The chairman of the local screening committee may appoint a subcommittee to serve at the chairman's pleasure which is responsible for screening and approving potential designees.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 441
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: LTCO 1-1989, f. 1-19-89, cert. ef. 2-1-89

114-003-0010

Duties of the Local Screening Committee

(1) Duties of the local screening committee shall consist of the following:

(a) Publicizing the Ombudsman Program's goals, needs and benefits;

(b) Recruiting potential designees;

(c) Screening potential designees, including checking references;

(d) Referring approved applicants for designees to the Ombudsman within seven days of approval by the local screening committee;

(e) Filing an annual report with the Ombudsman which includes, but is not limited to:

(A) General activities conducted by the local screening committee;

(B) The number of designee applicants screened;

(C) The number of designee applicants approved;

(D) The number of designees certified, assigned or serving as back up designees in the local screening committee's area;

(E) Problems or concerns of the local screening committee and recommendations to bring about resolution; and

(F) Any other activities which have been approved by the Ombudsman and which promote the goals of the Ombudsman Program.

(2) The local screening committee shall:

(a) Interview applicants for designees within 21 days of the local screening committee's receipt of application, whenever possible;

(b) Vote on whether a designee applicant is recommended to the Ombudsman for appointment as a designee. The majority of the local screening committee or its subcommittee responsible for screening designee applicants must approve an applicant before recommending the applicant to the Ombudsman; and

(c) Refer to the Ombudsman, the application of any designee applicant who is not approved by the local screening committee, with an explanation as to the reason for disapproval.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 441
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: LTCO 1-1989, f. 1-19-89, cert. ef. 2-1-89

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