Board and Committee Vacancies

​Acu​puncture Advisory Committee

ACUPUNCTURE MEMBER

The Oregon Medical Board and its Acupuncture Advisory Committee are seeking letters of interest and curricula vitae (CV) from licensed acupuncturists interested in serving on the Committee.

The Committee is composed of three acupuncturists, two physicians, and one member of the Board.  The term of office is three years, and members may be reappointed to serve a second term.  The Committee meets two times each year, with additional meetings or conference calls if necessary.

The Committee's purpose is to help ensure that safe, professional acupuncturists​ serve the people of Oregon.  The Committee reviews materials and makes recommendations to the Board on the following issues:

  • Applications submitted to the Board for a license to practice acupuncture, 
  • Education and training requirements for licensure,
  • Standards of professional responsibility and practice,
  • Standards for clinical supervisors and trainees, and
  • Issues related to the practice of acupuncture in Oregon. 

The Committee does not represent any acupuncture-related professional society, organization or educational institution, and the Committee has no role in setting curricula for training programs.  While the Committee welcomes input from the public, Committee members themselves may not bring any political or personal agendas to their role.  The Committee's recommendations are founded on the Medical Practice Act and the Oregon Administrative Rules on acupuncture.

Interested applicants may submit a CV and a letter of interest addressing the following areas:

  • Educational/training/practice experience in acupuncture or Oriental Medicine,
  • Any committee or team experience, and
  • Interest in serving as a member on the Acupuncture Advisory Committee. 

Application materials must be submitted to the Board at 1500 SW 1st Ave., Suite 620, Portland, OR  97201 or shayne.nylund@state.or.us by October 15, 2014.  The Committee will interview interested acupuncturists during its meeting on December 5, 2014.


​Individuals interested in becoming a  member of the Oregon Medical Board can view additional information about the appointment process at www.Oregon.gov/Gov/Pages/Boards.aspx. ​

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