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  • Welcome to the Board of Naturopathic Medicine

    ocean_rocks5.jpgThe mission of the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine is to regulate, through the Oregon Revised Statutes and Administrative Rules, the practices of naturopathic medicine in order to ensure protection of the public.  We promote excellence in the practice of naturopathic medicine by assuring quality education, regulating naturopathic practices, and fostering ongoing public outreach.  In this manner, the Board cultivates public trust and safety by ensuring the State of Oregon is served by naturopathic professionals providing the highest standards of care.



    To comply with the Governor’s Executive Order, the Board office is closed to the public.  As stated previously, we are all working remotely and the most efficient mode of communication is email.  At this point the office will be staffed for limited hours on Tuesday and Thursday – however this is subject to change based on any further order.  




    The Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine has moved to a new licensing database, so renewal will look a little different this year.

    Before you can renew your license, you’ll need to Activate your account. Activation is easy, and allows the Board to match your existing license information to your new License Portal. You will only need to activate your account the first time that you login.

    Instructions for Activating your Account:

    1.       Go to the Licensee Portal
    2.       Click “Activate Now” at the bottom of the screen.
    3.       Enter your email address, social security number, and Birth Date.
    Important: You’ll need to provide the email address that the Board has on file for you. If you no longer have access to this email account, or if you’re not sure what email address the Board has on file, contact Board staff by email to verify or update your address. If you have multiple email addresses, please try all of them before contacting the Board.
    4.       Check your email to get your temporary password
    Note: If you don’t receive an email, remember to check your spam folder!
    5.       Return to the License Portal login page and login with your temporary password.
    6.       Set a new password and security questions.
    7.       You’ve activated your Licensee Portal!

    What can you do in the License Portal?

    ·         Update your contact information
    ·      Update your work location
    ·      View and pay any invoices or receipts
    ·      Update and track your continuing education
    ·      Print a copy of your License
    ·      Renew your license!

    Renewing your License:

    When you’ve logged into the License Portal, click on “License Renewal,” then follow the steps to complete your renewal for the year!
    Be prepared to update your contact information, report on your continuing education, and answer questions about your personal history since your last renewal. You’ll also be redirected to the Oregon Health Authority’s Workplace Data Survey. You must complete the survey before your renewal will be considered complete.
    You can pay by credit card or by check. If you choose to pay by check, you’ll need to make sure that your payment is postmarked by December 31st, and you’ll need to either print your invoice to mail with the payment, or write your license number on the memo line.
    As the Board’s staff learns our new system, we appreciate your patience! If you have any issues or concerns as you work through the renewal process, please do not hesitate to contact us. Email is preferable to a phone call. Please be aware that we have a small staff serving a large number of Oregonians, and we’ll assist you as soon as we’re able. Thanks for your patience and understanding!


    The Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine (OBNM) is obligated under the laws of the State of Oregon to protect the public health and safety.  The OBNM recognizes that principles of high-quality medical practice dictate that the people of the State of Oregon have access to appropriate, safe and effective pain management. The application of up-to-date knowledge and treatment modalities can help to restore function and thus improve the quality of life of patients who suffer from pain, particularly chronic pain.  
    The prevalence of inadequately treated chronic pain, coupled with abuse, misuse and illegal diversion of medications used in pain management, has resulted in a complex public health crisis.  Improper use of any opioid can result in serious adverse effects including overdose and death.  Over the last decade, there has been a parallel increase in opioid sales and an increase in morbidity and mortality associated with these drugs.  Due to the complexities of treating people with chronic pain, the prescribing physician has many added responsibilities when deciding to treat people with opioid analgesic medications in chronic non cancer pain patients.  The OBNM recommends the use of community accepted prescribing guidelines and tools.

    Oregon POLST
    (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment)
    The tool every physician should be signed up and have accessible in practice.  READ MORE
    The next state licensing exam is Monday, August 3, 2020 for those who are taking the NPLEX exams in August or anyone who has already taken and passed NPLEX Part I, NPLEX Part II, NPLEX Minor Surgery Elective and NPLEX Pharmacology examinations. 
    Application deadline: Application must be postmarked no later than Monday, July 13, 2020.

    Click here for important Exam Information
    Within the first two (2) years of licensure you need to complete seven (7) hours of required pain management?  Click here to be directed to the mandatory one hour Oregon Pain Management module.
    SB 132 changes the process for parent's to claim nonmedical exemption regarding vaccines.  This law took effect March 1, 2014.  Here are some links of value:
    Oregon Immunization Program:  www.healthoregon.org/vaccineexemption
    Immunization Law, for schools:  http://1.usa.gov/OregonSchool

This office will be closed in observance of
the following holidays:

Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020
Independence Day (July 4), Friday July 3, 2020
Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2020
Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday & Friday, November 26 & 27, 2020
Christmas Day, Friday, December 25, 2020



Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine
All are invited to attend the Public Session of any Board meeting.
OBNM Public meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Monday of the even–numbered month.
June 8, 2020
August 10, 2020
October 12, 2020
December 14, 2020
The next Formulary Council meeting September 21, 2020

·         Request License Verification
·         Address Change
·         Why do charting?
·         What to do in case of a theft
·         Mandatory reporting
·         HcG and the ND responsibility