Patient Safety Commission

Present Duties

Marquam Building
The Marquam Building in Portland. It holds the office of the Patient Safety Commission. (Oregon State Archives Scenic Image 20180409-3026​)
The Oregon Patient Safety Commission (OPSC) is a semi-independent state agency supporting healthcare facilities and providers. OPSC’s mission is to reduce the risk of patient harm and encourage a culture of patient safety. OPSC fulfills its mission through two programs.

The Patient Safety Reporting Program collects and analyzes information from healthcare facilities about serious patient harm or near misses. It shares the broader lessons learned to support facilities in refining their best practices and preventing future harm.

The Early Discussion and Resolution process helps connect patients (or a family member) who experience harm and their healthcare provider so that they can speak candidly about the harm that occurred, work toward reconciliation and contribute to safeguarding others from similar harm.

OPSC’s body of work is independent of any regulatory functions and seeks to advance, support and encourage patient safety in Oregon.
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Contact Information​

Address: PO Box 285, Portland 97207-0285
Phone: 503-928-6158
Fax: 503-224-9150​
Contact: Heidi Steeves, Executive Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator: See Contact List for Patient Safety Commission​

Legal & Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 442.820–442.835​, Chapter 686
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