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Present Duties

The Oregon Patient Safety Commission is a semi-independent state agency charged by the Oregon Legislature with reducing the risk of serious adverse events occurring in Oregon’s health care system and encouraging a culture of patient safety. To accomplish this mission, the commission has established a confidential, voluntary reporting program for Oregon ambulatory surgery centers, hospitals, nursing homes and pharmacies and supports evidence-based prevention practices and quality improvement efforts in Oregon’s health care organizations.


Contact Information

Mailing Address: PO Box 285, Portland 97207-0285
Telephone: 971-266-8079
Fax: 503-224-9150
General E-mail:
Contact: Bethany A. Walmsley, Administrator
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Bethany A. Walmsley

Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 442.820–442.835, Chapter 686
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Records, Publications and General Information

State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog