• Oregon sued by hospitals over mental health care treatment
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    Oregon sued by hospitals over mental health care treatment

    Providence Health & Services, Legacy Health and PeaceHealth say the Oregon Health Authority has forced them to provide care they’re not equipped to give. PORTLAND, Ore. — Three of Oregon’s largest hospital systems are suing the state over its alleged lack of adequate mental health care, which they say has forced the hospital systems to house patients in need of mental health treatment for months. Providence Health & Services, Legacy Health and PeaceHealth say in the lawsuit the Oregon Health Authority has forced them to provide care they’re not equipped to give for patients who should be civilly committed to psychiatric institutions such as the Oregon State Hospital, The Oregonian/OregonLive…

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  • SPOTLIGHT – Environmental Health | Clatsop County Oregon
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    SPOTLIGHT – Environmental Health | Clatsop County Oregon

    Safe food. Safe water. Safe communities. Clatsop County Environmental Health works to ensure that residents and visitors can rely on basic services with confidence. Environmental Health covers a wide range of services, facilities and activities including: Food service establishments: Plan reviews, licensing and twice-yearly inspections for 354 establishments Public swimming pools and spas: Twice-yearly inspections of 84 pools/spas inspected Lodging/travel accommodations – Inspections of 122 accommodations every 2 years Schools & daycare facilities – 13 schools Small community drinking water systems – Surveys of 26 water systems every 3-5 years Onsite Septic systems – Approximately 240 permits issued per year Household hazardous waste: Eight collection events each year – Saturdays…

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