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The global spread of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) is a rapidly evolving situation.  As directed by Governor Kate Brown, the Board of Nursing offices are closed to in-person public business for the duration of the COVID-19 state of emergency.  For pandemic-related information for nurses, please visit the OSBN COVID-19 information webpage.  Read about Governor Brown's plans to reopen the state here.

The OSBN is recruiting for participants to review and possibly revise OAR 851-070, “Fitness for Practice Related to Behavioral Health (Substance use and/or Mental Disorders) and Cognitive or Physical Impairment”. These administrative rules, which are part of the Nurse Practice Act, were last reviewed in 2016.  if you wish to participate, please review and follow the volunteer information sheet.

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