Rules Proposed and Adopted


  Written Comments due by August 21

Fraud or Misrepresentation

The proposed rule amendment, which has been temporarily adopted, clarifies that the Board will not grant or renew a license until an applicant or licensee has paid the civil penalty fine or is proceeding to a contested case hearing under ORS 183.745 when a civil penalty has been issued for omissions or false, misleading or deceptive statements or information on a Board application or registration.

Qualifications for License by Endorsement

The proposed rule amendment clarifies that applicants who qualify for expedited endorsement must have practiced under a full, active, unlimited license for the preceding year. Therefore, if an applicant has been in an accredited clinical fellowship but under a Limited License, he or she will not qualify for expedited endorsement.

Acupuncture Needles

The proposed new rule requires Oregon-licensed acupuncturists to follow clean needle technique standards and use only disposable, single-use acupuncture needles in the practice of acupuncture.  

Scope of Practice

The proposed rule amendment clarifies that EMTs may prepare and administer albuterol treatments and are not limited to only nebulized albuterol; clarifies that Advanced EMTs may continue to administer naloxone by any method of delivery, which is distinct from the ability of Emergency Medical Responders to administer naloxone only via intranasal device or auto-injector for suspected opioid overdose; and alphabetizes the medications or categories of medications that an Advanced EMT may prepare and administer under specific written protocols or direct orders. 



The Board is not adopting any permanent rules this quarter.