Rules Proposed and Adopted

​​PROPOSED RULES

Written Comments due by August 21

ALL LICENSEES
Fraud or Misrepresentation

The proposed new rule states that violations of ORS 677.190(8), providing false, misleading or deceptive information on any application, affidavit or registration for any license type or status, is grounds for a $195 fine for the first violation, a $250 fine for the second violation, and a $500 fine for the third or subsequent violation, and possibly further disciplinary action. The proposed rule amendments delete the additional references to fraud or misrepresentation within Division 8 in order to have one comprehensive rule. The proposed rule amendments also make some housekeeping changes by deleting the requirement for the applicant to submit an affidavit and affidavit fee because the attestation is now obtained as needed through the electronic application process and there is no affidavit fee.  


PHYSICIANS (MD/DO/DPM)

The proposed amendments clarify when an applicant may be required to demonstrate clinical competency by passing the SPEX, COMVEX or podiatry competency exam. The proposed rule amendments also allow applicants with ongoing maintenance of certification the ability to request a SPEX, COMVEX or podiatry competency exam waiver. The proposed rule amendment also reorganizes the subsections, streamlines the language, and contains general grammar and housekeeping changes.  


PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS (PA)
Limited License, Pending Examination

The proposed rule amendment revises and clarifies the requirements for a physician assistant applicant to obtain a Limited License, Pending Examination. Specifically, the proposed rule amendment clarifies that the application is subject to the Board's satisfaction; revises the time period from one year to six months; and clarifies that a practice agreement is required after the physician assistant begins practicing.  


ACUPUNCTURISTS (LAc)
Limited License, Pending Examination

The proposed rule amendment revises and clarifies the requirements for an acupuncturist to obtain a Limited License, Pending Examination. Specifically, the proposed rule amendment clarifies that the application is subject to the Board's satisfaction and revises the time period from one year to six months.  


EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PROVIDERS (EMS)
Scope of Practice

The proposed rule amendment expands the Emergency Medical Responder scope of practice to allow the preparation and administration of naloxone via intranasal device or auto-injector for suspected opioid overdose, clarifies that Advanced EMTs may obtain only peripheral venous blood specimens, and expands the Paramedic scope of practice to allow them to obtain peripheral arterial blood specimens.  


PERMANENT RULES

No permanent rules were adopted this quarter.