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Oregon Chiropractic Scope of Practice

In Oregon, the practice of chiropractic (scope) is defined in the Oregon Revised Statute ORS 684.010(2); it states, 

Chiropractic is defined as:
     That system of adjusting with the hands the articulations of the bony framework of the human body, and the employment and practice of physiotherapy, electrotherapy, hydrotherapy and minor surgery.
     The chiropractic diagnosis, treatment and prevention of body dysfunction; correction, maintenance of the structural and functional integrity of the neuro-musculoskeletal system and the effects thereof or interferences therewith by the utilization of all recognized and accepted chiropractic diagnostic procedures and the employment of all rational therapeutic measures as taught in approved chiropractic colleges.

Scope of practice resources

Scope of practice issues

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

​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 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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