05/10/2020 UPDATE: Use Of PPE In Oregon Is No Longer Restricted To Diagnosis And Treatment Of COVID-19

Elective and Non-Urgent Procedures (requiring PPE pre-COVID-19)

Governor Brown issued Executive Order No 20-22 effective May 1, 2020 allowing measured resumption of non-urgent health care procedures using personal protective equipment (PPE), and continuing restrictions on visitation in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks. [...]

COVID-19 Practical Considerations for Oregon Chiropractors (03/25/2020)

We have received numerous phone calls and emails from practitioners who are trying to determine what their responsibilities and rights are in the midst of several confusing and often changing orders and guidelines related to the current COVID-19 crisis. We understand you have many concerns, including patient and staff safety, providing needed care to your patients without abandoning them, and the viability of your practices. Following are some general practical considerations we recommend you review, and in no way should be considered individualized legal advice tailored to your needs. Please consult with your own attorney prior to making any decision. [...]


Federal Coronavirus Response Act creates new paid sick leave requirements for many employers

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act creates new paid leave provisions that go into effect April 2 and will remain in effect until December 31, 2020. These provisions apply to employers of 1-499 employees, and to both full-time and part-time employees.

Employers of health care providers (which is interpreted broadly) and emergency responders can chose to exempt those employees from these paid leave provisions. An employer of fewer than 50 employees can also choose to assert an exemption if it determines the business will be sufficiently jeopardized within the parameters set forth by the Department of Labor; however, that exemption can only apply to leave for the purpose of caring for a child due to school closure or unavailability of child care (see below). [...]