COVID-19 Online Information and Resources:
The following are online resources to assist and guide you as you in making an informed and responsible decisions and determinations of how to proceed with providing massage services during this time.
Oregon Health Authority's COVID -19
OHA's website is the best resource to track the latest Oregon news and guidelines on COVID-19. You may sign up for email updates through the site to ensure that you receive the most recent news and regular email updates from OHA.
Among the many resources provided are information articles and flyers specific to Healthcare Providers, Individuals and Families, and more.
Governor Kate Brown's COVID -19 Resource Page
The Governor's Office Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information and Resources
Governor Kate Brown's office has launched a webpage addressing the COVID-19 outbreak, including state and federal updates, Frequently Asked Questions, and more.
The Governor's Office Newsroom
Visit the Governor's newsroom webpage for the latest press releases and statements.
Your Local Public Health Dept.
Your local Public Health Dept. may be able to provide specific and relevant information regarding COVID-19 news in your community.
A directory of Oregon county health departments can be found here.
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
The CDC has information on what's happening in the U.S. with the virus. The site offers information and recommendations specific to practitioners, including self-care during the outbreak and infection control procedures. The site provides a sign up for CDC email updates.
Your Liability Insurance Carrier
Your Insurance Carrier should be able to provide guidance specific to practicing massage or providing client services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
NEW CE REQUIREMENTS:
1. Effective July 1, 2019: Pain Management Module - All licensees must take and submit proof of completing the 1 hour online Pain management module, provided by the Oregon Pain Management Commission (OPMC), at least once, by a licensee's next required continuing education reporting.
2. Effective January 1, 2019: BLS CPR - All applications for licensure must be accompanied by proof of current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) designed for professional health care providers. The CPR certification standard is the American Heart Association's Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Providers Course or its equivalent. A CPR certification card must include an expiration date.
* Please NOTE that BLS CPR is required for all applicants for license renewal and initial license.
3. CE Requirement Effective January 1, 2020: Cultural Competency - All licensees will have to take and submit at least one hour of cultural competency as part of the required 25 hours of continuing education.
2019 Holiday Closure