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Question

​Once I've completed my continuing education hours, do I need to send the certificates to the Board? 

Answer

​Generally CAs and DCs do not need to send their CE proofs of completion to the Board, but there are exceptions (shown below). CAs and DCs are required to maintain their own (CE) education records. The recommendation is to keep your CE records for two to three year; make sure you note for which year you completed the hours for renewal credit. 

Exceptions

1) Any time you receive a notice that you are being audited, you must respond by submitting the requested documentation. 

2) Any Board-mandated CE is required to be submitted; this may include: 

  • specific subjects in any one year, 
  • first or second year DC renewal hours, or
  • first year CA hours (for example, vitals)

Whenever you are required to submit your proofs of completion, read the instructions you receive carefully. They will indicate your response deadline, and whether you should email, fax, or send by US mail. 

More Info
OBCE's Continuing Education web page
FAQ Other Link
Question

​How do I know a CE program is approved for renewal credit? 

Answer

​Read the administrative rules on continuing education. There are guidelines for subject matter and/or activities.  Otherwise, the OBCE does not pre-approve programs.

More Info
Continuing education OAR 811-015-0025
FAQ Other Link
Question

How do I notify the Board of a location, phone, or email change? 

Answer

Notifying the Board of all practice, or official mailing, address changes is required within 30 days of the change per OAR 811-010-0015.

To make these changes, you must access the OBCE's "renewal" application to manage your CA or DC profile. You will log in using your last name, your license or certificate number and the last four digits of your social security number. The link "Update address, etc." is provided below in More Info. 

DCs, simply access the table of addresses, add or delete where appropriate, and make sure to mark ONE address as the "official mailing" address; this address will display in the OBCE's Licensee Lookup, and be used for OBCE mailings.

CAs, there are two tables - one for your home address, and one for your place/s of employment; be careful to enter the new information in the correct table. You must mark ONE address as your "official mailing" address; your certificate will be mailed to this address.

For both CAs and DCs, you may want or need to purchase a duplicate certificate for $5. However, it may not be required. If you already have a valid certificate (not expired) you may photocopy the one current certificate for posting at the new location. Or, if your renewal date is near, you will be provided a new certificate at that time.

If you have lost or misplaced your certificate, you will need to purchase a new one. Visit the online Payment Portal link below, or in the header of the OBCE website. Find the appropriate "store" called "Duplicate License or Certificate" to make your payment The payment will transfer to the OBCE and a new certificate will be printed.​

More Info
Update address, etc.
FAQ Other Link
Payment Portal weblink
Question

Do ​I need to report name changes to the Board; and if so, what do I need to provide?  

Answer

Yes, notify the Board. Send a copy of the official court document (marriage certificate, divorce decree, or other legal document) showing your name change to the Board. You may fax, email or send it by US mail.  

Having a new certificate printed is optional.  If your next renewal date is "around the corner" you may wish to hold off purchasing a new certificate now; your new name will print on the renewed certificate. 

A new certificate is $5. To make your payment, click on Payment Portal below.  Look for the "store" on that page titled, "Duplicate License or Certificate Fee." Follow the instructions.

Fax 503-362-1260   or   Email: oregon.obce@oregon.gov​​

More Info
OBCE Payment Portal
FAQ Other Link
Question

​What information do I need to provide the Board when I close my practice?  What other responsibilities do I have?

Answer

Complete the Notification of Practice Sale, Transfer or Closure form.  Refer to More Info below.  In addition, licensees should follow the guidelines in the Records OAR 811-015-0005 sections (3) through (7).

More Info
Notification of Practice Sale, Transfer or Closure form
FAQ Other Link
OAR 811-015-0005 Records
Question

​Does the Board have any rules for or against pre-paid treatment plans?

Answer

​Yes. Please refer to administrative rule 811-015-0002.  

More Info
Pre-Paid and Contracted Treatment Plans
FAQ Other Link
Question

​As a DC do I need to take my patient's vitals at every visit? 

Answer

Refer to OAR 811-015-0005 Records for charting requirements.  Also, the Board has developed record keeping templates for licensees (not mandatory, but to use as a practical tool in the practice); refer to the "FAQ Other Link" below for the templates. 

More Info
OAR 811-015-0005 Records
FAQ Other Link
OBCE Chart Note Guide and Templates
Question

​What is the Board's stand on the use or distribution of hemp or marijuana-derived products in the chiropractic clinic? 

Answer
After much research, the Board drafted the policy below "More Info." Questions you may have after reading the policy should be directed to one of the organization referenced, or your attorney.
More Info
OBCE Hemp and Marijuana Derived Products Policy (02/2020)
FAQ Other Link
Question

What guidelines are available for telehealth/telemedicine in Oregon?

Answer

​Refer to the administrative rule 811-015-0066 Telehealth​, and the Board's new Telehealth Policy and Procedures. See "More Info" below.

More Info
Telehealth Policy and Procedures
FAQ Other Link


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