Oregon Health Authority Seeks Comments on Draft Psilocybin Rules

The OHA’s Oregon Psilocybin Services department has worked to create a set of rules governing the production of psilocybin products and how they will be administered to patients in the state, including the conduct of center facilitators. Services ; preparation, administration and integration sessions at psilocybin service centers; and the packaging, labeling and transportation of psilocybin products.

The OHA was tasked with regulating the rollout of psilocybin use in the state after Oregonians voted in 2020 to legalize use of the hallucinogenic drug in supervised facilities.

This process has included working with two other groups that run the program: the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board and the Rules Advisory Committees.

Now the ministry is asking for public comment on its draft rules.

Three virtual hearings will be held on Zoom this week to gather feedback. They will take place Tuesday at 6 p.m., Wednesday at noon and Friday at 10 a.m.

“The public comment period is open to any member of the public to provide comment,” said Angie Allbee, section manager for Oregon Psilocybin Services. “We research anything that people disagree with, that they find concerning, and their solution to it.”

After the public comment period ends, Allbee said Oregon Psilocybin Services will “sit down and consider all of the feedback we’ve received. And we’ll work together within our agency and through our internal processes to consider this feedback and decide how we will revise the final rules.”

These rules must be adopted by December 30. The OHA previously passed rules regarding psilocybin testing and training programs in May.

More information, including the draft rules, can be found at the OHA website.

Public comments on the draft rules can also be submitted by email to [email protected] through Nov. 21.

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