December Legislative Days Update

“Things are awesome but there may be a recession coming.” Rep. Rob Nosse confirms his understanding of the state’s budget situation. The Spotlight Issue this Week: Governor’s Recommended Budget (GRB) is released The governor’s health care budget prioritizes children’s health, health transformation (CCO 2.0) and closes the Medicaid funding gap of $830 billion Governor Kate … Continue reading December Legislative Days Update

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)