Oregon enacted two laws to establish Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) to provide services to Medicaid recipients. These CCOs replace existing managed care organizations (MCOs), mental health organizations, and dental care organizations that previously provided such services.
This Act requires the state higher education coordinating board consider certain performance indicators when devising base formula funding recommendations for funding public institutions of higher education. These include degree completion rates and the number of degrees awarded in critical fields. The Act defines critical fields as the fields of engineering, computer science, mathematics, physical science, allied health, nursing, and teaching certification in the field of science or mathematics.
This Act allows military-trained applicants who have been awarded a military occupational specialty and military-spouse applicants who are licensed in another jurisdiction to receive certain occupational licenses in this state. The applicants must meet requirements, either in the military or in another jurisdiction, that are substantially equivalent to or exceed this state’s requirements for licensure. The Act generally requires state occupational licensing boards to issue occupational licenses to military-trained applicants and military-spouse applicants who meet this state’s statutory requirements.
This Act requires the state department of elementary and secondary education to ensure specific criteria are implemented in every school district about the enrollment and educational success of foster care children.
The Act requires higher education institutions help eligible students locate temporary housing between academic terms upon the students’ request. Students are eligible if they were under the conservatorship of the state department of family and protective services immediately before turning 18 or becoming a legal adult, lacked housing between academic terms, and were enrolled full-time before or registered full-time after the period when housing assistance was needed.
This Act requires schools and charter schools to have a written medical emergency response plan to reduce the incidence of life-threatening emergencies and promote efficient responses to such emergencies.