This week, the Oregon DHS reported that the Oregon Legislature, House Bill 3359 passed out of the House Human Services and Housing Committee with bipartisan support. Aging & People with Disabilities staff, legislators, providers and advocates have worked collaboratively toward much-needed change. If passed, it will put Oregon in the forefront of quality standards in long-term care. Many of Oregon’s long-term care providers are doing a wonderful job, are going above and beyond, and are meeting their residents’ needs. This legislation encourages the outlying groups of the providers to rise up to that higher standard because no one condones poor care.  The Bill has been referred to the Ways & Means Committee with a recommendation of passage.