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  • Proposed rulemaking hearing scheduled for April 28
    The Health Licensing Office filed proposed administrative rules for the Board of Direct Entry Midwifery regarding the purchase and administration of antibiotics for Group B Streptococcal prophylaxis. This includes continuing education and training that cover intravenous administration and pharmacology regarding antibiotics. Proposed rules also require licensing direct entry midwives to disclose whether they have received legend drugs and devices training. Proposed administrative rules were filed with the Secretary of State and published will be published in the April 2015 edition of the Oregon Bulletin.
    You are invited to review these proposed rules and provide written comments by April 28, 2015 at 5 p.m. A public administrative rule hearing has been scheduled for April 28, 2015 at 3 p.m. at the Health Licensing Office, Rhoades Conference Room, 700 Summer St NE, Suite 320, Salem OR 97301. Administrative rules are scheduled to become permanent and effective in July 2015.
    Please submit all comments to Samantha Patnode at:
    E-mail – samie.patnode@state.or.us
    Postal – 700 Summer St NE, Suite 320, Salem, OR 97301
    For complete information, please visit the board website.
    For alternative formats please contact Samantha Patnode at (503) 373-1917 or
    Official administrative rules are available on the Secretary of State’s Web site under Chapter 332 Divisions 015-040.
  • Are you a traditional midwife in accordance with ORS 687.415?
    What are the exemptions under the new law?
    On January 1, 2015, new Board of Direct Entry Midwifery (Board) law (Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 687.415 goes into effect that requires persons performing midwifery duties in Oregon to be licensed by the State of Oregon unless:
    • The person is already licensed as a health care professional with midwifery duties within the scope of the license; or
    • The person is a traditional midwife.
    What are the criteria to be considered a traditional midwife?
    According to ORS 687.415 a traditional midwife:
    Cannot use legend drugs and devices which require a license in Oregon
    Cannot advertise as a midwife
    Must provide a Board approved disclosure statement to every client
  • Changes to office hours and more
    Minor changes to office hours took effect July 1, 2014. Office hours are:
    Monday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Tuesday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Wednesday thru Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Formerly known as the Oregon Health Licensing Agency, the Health Licensing Office is now an office of the Oregon Health Authority, also effective July 1.
  • Expedited licensing available for military

    Permanent administrative rules became effective on September 17, 2014, allowing for an expedited process for individuals who have military training or experience for an authorization to practice a profession listed under ORS 676.583 or ORS 676.800.

    Permanent administrative rules became effective on September 17 allowing for an expedited process to obtain an authorization to practice for military spouses or domestic partners as required by 2013 House Bill 2027.

    Application for Authorization to Practice/Military Training or Experience Equivalency  PDF
    Application for Authorization to Practice/Military Spouse or Domestic Partner  PDF
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