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ORS 676.410

      676.410 Information required for renewal of certain licenses; confidentiality; data collection; fees; rules. (1) As used in this section, “health care workforce regulatory board” means the:
      (a) State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology;
      (b) State Board of Chiropractic Examiners;
      (c) State Board of Licensed Social Workers;
      (d) Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists;
      (e) Oregon Board of Dentistry;
      (f) Board of Licensed Dietitians;
      (g) State Board of Massage Therapists;
      (h) Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine;
      (i) Oregon State Board of Nursing;
      (j) Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologist Licensing Board;
      (k) Oregon Board of Optometry;
      (L) State Board of Pharmacy;
      (m) Oregon Medical Board;
      (n) Occupational Therapy Licensing Board;
      (o) Physical Therapist Licensing Board;
      (p) State Board of Psychologist Examiners; and
      (q) Board of Medical Imaging.
      (2) An individual applying to renew a license with a health care workforce regulatory board must provide the information prescribed by the Oregon Health Authority pursuant to subsection (3) of this section to the health care workforce regulatory board. Except as provided in subsection (4) of this section, a health care workforce regulatory board may not approve an application to renew a license until the applicant provides the information.
      (3) The authority shall collaborate with each health care workforce regulatory board to adopt rules establishing:
      (a) The information that must be provided to a health care workforce regulatory board under subsection (2) of this section, which may include:
      (A) Demographics, including race and ethnicity.
      (B) Education and training information.
      (C) License information.
      (D) Employment information.
      (E) Primary and secondary practice information.
      (F) Anticipated changes in the practice.
      (G) Languages spoken.
      (b) The manner and form of providing information under subsection (2) of this section.
      (4)(a) Subject to paragraph (b) of this subsection, a health care workforce regulatory board shall report health care workforce information collected under subsection (2) of this section to the authority.
      (b) Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this subsection, personally identifiable information collected under subsection (2) of this section is confidential and a health care workforce regulatory board and the authority may not release such information.
      (c) A health care workforce regulatory board may release personally identifiable information collected under subsection (2) of this section to a law enforcement agency for investigative purposes or to the authority for state health planning purposes.
      (5) A health care workforce regulatory board may adopt rules to perform the board’s duties under this section.
      (6) In addition to renewal fees that may be imposed by a health care workforce regulatory board, the authority shall establish fees to be paid by individuals applying to renew a license with a health care workforce regulatory board. The amount of fees established under this subsection must be reasonably calculated to reimburse the actual cost of obtaining or reporting information as required by subsection (2) of this section.
      (7) Using information collected under subsection (2) of this section, the authority shall create and maintain a health care workforce database that will provide data, including data related to the diversity of this state’s health care workforce, upon request to state agencies and to the Legislative Assembly. The authority may contract with a private or public entity to establish and maintain the database and to perform data analysis. [2009 c.595 §1175; 2011 c.630 §23; 2013 c.14 §9; 2015 c.318 §40; 2015 c.380 §1]
 
      Note: Section 3, chapter 380, Oregon Laws 2015, provides:
      Sec. 3. (1) For individuals applying to renew a license to practice a regulated profession with the Oregon Board of Dentistry, Board of Licensed Dietitians, Oregon State Board of Nursing, State Board of Pharmacy, Oregon Medical Board, Occupational Therapy Licensing Board and Physical Therapist Licensing Board, the amendments to ORS 676.410 by section 1 of this 2015 Act apply to applications to renew a license to practice a regulated profession that are submitted on or after the operative date specified in section 4 of this 2015 Act [January 1, 2016].
      (2) For individuals applying to renew a license to practice a regulated profession with the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, State Board of Licensed Social Workers, Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, State Board of Massage Therapists, Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine, Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologist Licensing Board, Oregon Board of Optometry, State Board of Psychologist Examiners and Board of Medical Imaging, the amendments to ORS 676.410 by section 1 of this 2015 Act apply to applications to renew a license to practice a regulated profession that are submitted on or after the date on which rules are adopted for health care workers regulated by a health care workforce regulatory board pursuant to ORS 676.410 (3). [2015 c.380 §3]