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Natural Childbirth

685.135 Certificate of special competency in natural childbirth; rules; fee. (1) No naturopath shall practice natural childbirth without first obtaining a certificate of special competency in natural childbirth in accordance with the provisions of this section.
      (2) Upon payment of the fee required under ORS 685.100, the Board of Naturopathic Examiners shall issue a certificate of special competency in natural childbirth to a licensed naturopath who meets the requirements prescribed by the board to practice natural childbirth.
      (3) The board may adopt rules applicable to specialty certification:
      (a) Which establish education, training and qualifications necessary for certification.
      (b) Which limit or restrict specialty practice.
      (c) Which define the scope of the specialty practice.
      (d) Which establish procedures for maintaining certification.
      (4) Only those naturopaths wishing to practice natural childbirth shall be required to satisfy educational and examination standards in these areas. [1985 c.624 §19; 1999 c.479 §3]
The Laws and rules will help you understand what is required to be eligible for a certificate in natural childbirth Any application should be complete and submitted by a Naturopathic physician licensed by this agency. The OBNM office is available to assist in answering any questions not found here.
            BIRTH LOG
            BIRTH ASSESSMENT (to be used at each birth)