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Elderly, Vulnerable Oregonians In Group Homes Fall Through Cracks In Vaccination Strategy

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Three pharmacies in charge of vaccinating congregate care facilities signed up very few adult care homes, leaving staff to scramble to get their residents protected against COVID-19.

DHS Sketches Plan to Cut Cost of New Home Care Labor Rules

New labor rules that require the state to pay at least minimum wage for all hours worked, pay for travel time, and pay overtime for all hours over 40, would still cost the state’s general fund about $19 million a year, down from the $38 million first feared.
The Oregon Department of Human Services has sketched out some policy proposals that would cut in half the state’s costs for adhering to the Obama administration’s new interpretation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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