The Biden administration is encouraging Oregon and other states to hold on to hundreds of thousands of soon-to-expire COVID vaccine doses from Johnson & Johnson.
The board, which makes recommendations on patient safety and care, says it has questions about staffing levels and the role of the National Guard.
The bill eliminates some insurance barriers to proton beam therapy therapy, which is used to treat prostate cancer patients.
The bill, backed by Oregon Health & Science University, follows noose incidents at OHSU.
Lane, Coos, and Wasco counties move to lower risk in Oregon’s COVID-19 framework but Harney County slips in its ranking.
Critics say the administration has failed to address long-term problems and listen to what staff have to say.
In many Oregon counties, fewer than a quarter of eligible Medicaid members have gotten even a single shot of COVID-19 vaccine.
In Umpqua County, for example, only 17% of Oregon Health Plan members are fully vaccinated -- just below the rate in Eastern Oregon.
In its response, the Salem-based facility acknowledged it investigated and substantiated a sexual abuse claim tied to the patient.
State lawmakers are debating a bill to eliminate out-of-pocket expenses like copays and payments toward deductibles for abortions and related services, such as counseling.