For the 2016 License Year - Revision
DCs – You have two separate CE requirements in 2016
The Board reconsidered its 2016 Record Keeping CE
requirement for doctors at their May 2015 meeting. The mandated hours
were REDUCED from six to TWO. New DCs renewing for
the first time are exempt from this requirement.
please notice these hours must be completed by December 31, 2016 regardless of
birth renewal month. (Click
here to read “What if…” Examples) Proof of
completion must be submitted to the Board upon completion of the required 6
hours and no later than December 31, 2016.
These two hours in record keeping may be completed as part of the licensee’s annual CE requirement (First year Licensees
are Exempt). The content of the CE presentation (given by a Board-Approved Vendor) must be a
thorough review of the Board's "Record Keeping Check List." (a
document created by the Board as a guide for licensees.) A list of
approved vendors will be provided at a later date.
OPTIONAL, additional two hours credit The Board-Approved CE
vendor/presenter may ADD two more CE hours to the course and have attendees
bring a redacted copy of their charts and compare it to the OBCE's Checklist.
Signed affidavits will be required as proof of the additional two hours.
Two (2) hours in Cultural Competence in 2016. This
is a requirement of the legislature and the Oregon Health Authority -
Office of Equity and Inclusion has been appointed the task to
"… create, maintain and make available a list of approved
continuing education opportunities for developing cultural competence for
regulated health care professionals." (See OAR 943-090-0000
through 943-090-0020.) Each
regulatory board will be required to report whether all licensees have
Chiropractic Assistants (CAs) – Two hours Vitals and plus practical experience
ALL CAs must complete 2 hours in Vitals to include lecture and demonstration. In addition, a practical (not included in the
two hours) session is required for each CA. The CA must complete 20 documented
checks** of each of the following:
**a minimum of
10 different people must be tested.
training must be provided by one of the clinic’s supervising DCs, OR a board
The above CA continuing education requirement MUST be
completed between Aug 1, 2015 through Jul 31, 2016. The hours are DUE and
reportable BY July 31, 2016.
The supervising DC is
responsible to verify by signature the successful completion of the two hours
vitals lecture (didactic) and the 20 practical checks. Please
use the Board's prescribed
form for recording the checks. Notice on the form
that the DC or other authorized representative may record the
"patient's" initials. Note: The Board allows that the
"patient" may be staff, OR the clinic's actual patients.