Current through Register Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1, 2022
documentation must be written and must contain all the following:
(a) A diagnosis in medical terminology,
including an explanation of whether the impairment limits the individual's
ability to perform normal functions and, if so, how.
(b) A prognosis, including an expected
recovery time frame.
findings from physical examination, psychiatric evaluation, X rays, or a
laboratory procedure, including specific data supporting diagnosis of a
condition that causes disability, either on a medical or psychiatric
provided otherwise in section (3) of this rule:
(a) To determine eligibility, the Department
will accept evaluations from the following medical sources: medical evaluations
only from licensed physicians, including psychiatrists, osteopaths, and
ophthalmologists; mental evaluations only from psychiatrists and licensed or
certified psychologists; and measurement of visual acuity and visual fields
only from ophthalmologists and licensed optometrists.
(b) The Department will accept supplemental
medical and vocational information to augment evaluations from acceptable
medical sources, from a licensed social worker, licensed physical or
occupational therapist, or licensed nurse practitioner.
(3) Except for eligibility determinations in
the OSIP, OSIPM, QMB, and SFPSS programs, the Department will also accept
medical evaluations from licensed nurse practitioners and physician assistants;
and mental evaluations from psychiatric mental health nurse
(4) The client must
provide or cooperate in obtaining sufficient medical documentation for the
Department to determine eligibility.
Or. Admin. R.
AFS 80-1989, f. 12-21-89,
cert. ef. 2-1-90; AFS 28-1992, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-92; AFS 3-2000, f.
1-31-00, cert. ef. 2-1-00; SSP 39-2012(Temp), f. 12-28-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13
thru 6-30-13; SSP 8-2013, f. & cert. ef.
Stat. Auth.: ORS
Stats. Implemented: ORS