The Board supports provider re-entry as part of its mission to promote access to quality care. Healthcare professionals who re-enter practice after more than two years of clinical inactivity collaborate with the Board to establish a re-entry plan. The resulting plan is formalized in a Consent Agreement (formerly Corrective Action Agreement), which is non-disciplinary. This agreement is a mutual understanding of how the healthcare professional will demonstrate competency after a lapse in practice. It may include terms such as mentorship by another healthcare professional and continuing education in the intended area of practice. A Consent Agreement ends upon successful completion.
When crafting a re-entry plan, the Board considers many factors and tailors the agreement to the healthcare professional's specific circumstances. Some of the factors include:
- How long was the professional independently practicing prior to the interruption in practice?
- How long was the professional out of practice?
- What has the professional done to maintain competency (e.g. continuing education or maintenance of certification)?
- What is the professional's specialty and intended practice setting?
This chart shows the number of Board licensees who have returned to practice through Corrective Action Agreements and Consent Agreements from January 2003 through December 2016.
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This list of programs is provided by www.physicianreentry.org and is for informational purposes only. The Oregon Medical Board does not endorse re-entry programs.