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Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber wants to see fewer lawsuits by patients for medical mistakes. Instead, he wants patients to be able to final a complaint with a Patient Safety Commission that kick-starts a review process: doctors talking with patients about solutions, under the guidance of risk managers and mediators.  The Oregon Medical Association and Oregon Trial Lawyers Association back the proposal. The Governor says it will allow for better review and prevention of mistakes to improve safety within the healthcare system, eventually reducing costs. It moves to the Ways and Means Committee for review of fiscal impact to the state.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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