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  • Welcome to the Board of Naturopathic Medicine

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     The mission of the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine is to protect the public by licensing and regulating naturopathic physicians.  The Board will promote physician excellence and will foster communication within the profession and with the public.

    The State Board of Naturopathic Medicine, established by the 1927 Legislature, is empowered to protect the public by licensing and regulating naturopathic physicians in Oregon.

     

     

     

      

    CURRENT INFORMATION/UPDATES
     
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    PAIN MANAGEMENT
    ACUTE and CHRONIC CARE RESOURCES
    The Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine (OBNM) is obligated under the laws of the State of Oregon to protect the public health and safety.  The OBNM recognizes that principles of high-quality medical practice dictate that the people of the State of Oregon have access to appropriate, safe and effective pain management. The application of up-to-date knowledge and treatment modalities can help to restore function and thus improve the quality of life of patients who suffer from pain, particularly chronic pain.  
     
    The prevalence of inadequately treated chronic pain, coupled with abuse, misuse and illegal diversion of medications used in pain management, has resulted in a complex public health crisis.  Improper use of any opioid can result in serious adverse effects including overdose and death.  Over the last decade, there has been a parallel increase in opioid sales and an increase in morbidity and mortality associated with these drugs.  Due to the complexities of treating people with chronic pain, the prescribing physician has many added responsibilities when deciding to treat people with opioid analgesic medications in chronic non cancer pain patients.  The OBNM recommends the use of community accepted prescribing guidelines and tools.
    UPDATED INFORMATION AS OF MAY 23, 2016
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    PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM
    The tool every physician should be signed up and have accessible in practice.  READ MORE
     
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    EXAMINEE APPLICATION INFORMATION
    The next state licensing exams are Monday, November 7, 2016.  This examination date is offered to those who have already taken and paseed NPLEX Part I, Part II and minor surgery elective examinations. 
    Application deadline: Applications must be postmarked no later than Monday, October 17, 2016.


    Click here for important Exam Information
     
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    NEW LICENSEES,  DO YOU KNOW......
    Within the first two (2) years of licensure you need to complete seven (7) hours of required pain management?  Click here to be directed to the mandatory one hour Oregon Pain Management module.
      
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    OREGON IMMUNIZATION CHANGES
    SB 132 changes the process for parent's to claim nonmedical exemption regarding vaccines.  This law took effect March 1, 2014.  Here are some links of value:
     
    Oregon Immunization Program:  www.healthoregon.org/vaccineexemption
    Immunization Law, for schools:  http://1.usa.gov/OregonSchool
      
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CONSUMER RESOURCE LICENSEE/APPLICANT RESOURCE
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This office will be closed in observance of
the following holidays:

 
Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, 2016
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday & Friday, November 24 & 25, 2016
Christmas Day, Monday, December 26, 2016
New Year's Day, Monday, January 2, 2017
Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 16, 2017
Presidents Day, Monday, February 20, 2017
Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 

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OBNM  2016  LICENSE  RENEWAL  INFORMATION AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 1, 2016
         
  
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Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine
FUTURE BOARD MEETINGS 
All are invited to attend the Public Session of any Board meeting.
OBNM Public meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Monday of the even–numbered month.
        
         October 10, 2016
             December 12, 2016
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            February 13, 2017
      April 10, 2017
     June 12, 2017
        August 14, 2017
        October 9, 2017
             December 11, 2017
 
 
 
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The next Formulary Council meeting will be Spring 2017, exact date to be determined.

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MORE LICENSEE RESOURCE LINKS 
·         License verification request
·         Address Change Form
·         Why do charting?
·         What to do in case of a theft
·         Mandatory reporting
·         HcG and the ND responsibility