February 2020 SUPER SPEED Session Update

Weekly Legislative Update February 10, 2020 Quote of the Week “I always say it’s just like that TV show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” – just without the vampires and that slaying bit. ” Rep. Dan Rayfield describes what it’s like to co-chair Ways and Means with his Senate colleagues, Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward and Sen. … Continue reading February 2020 SUPER SPEED Session Update

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Breaking News: End of Oregon Common Credentialing Program (OCCP)

July 2018: The OCCP, which was slated to ramp up a pilot program in July, has been suspended after Oregon Health Authority officials determined the cost and complexity were prohibitive. While the intent of the bill was to streamline the credentialing process, reduce the burden on practitioners and eliminate duplication, there were significant challenges that made … Continue reading Breaking News: End of Oregon Common Credentialing Program (OCCP)

Oregon ACEP heads to the ACEP Council & ACEP17

Oregon ACEP Council Delegates Evangeline Sokol MD, John Moorhead MD, Michelle Shaw MD, Samuel Kim MD, and Michael McCaskill MD represented Oregon docs at the 2017 ACEP Council meeting. Resolutions voted on included increasing diversity in the College, expanding involvement and participation of EMRA members, and various strategies to address the opioid crisis. Nationally, ACEP … Continue reading Oregon ACEP heads to the ACEP Council & ACEP17

Changes to Adolescent Suicide Reporting (ORS 441.750)

Oregon Revised Statute 441.750 requires hospitals to report statistical information to the Public Health Division about patients under 18 years of age who have attempted suicide. The Public Health Division has developed, in partnership with Oregon hospital emergency departments, a new electronic data reporting system known as ESSENCE that can now be used to gather … Continue reading Changes to Adolescent Suicide Reporting (ORS 441.750)