On August 8, 2017, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed legislation to tighten up the state’s oversight of licensed long-term care settings. The new safety and quality regulations go into effect on January 1, 2018. The legislation, "Oregon House Bill 3359 Of 2017, To Modify Safety & Quality Regulations For Licensed Long-Term Care Facilities” modifies civil penalties, license regulation and licensing fees for certain facilities regulated by the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS). These changes will improve the quality of long-term care and better ensure the safety and dignity of those who reside in licensed long . . .