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  • Welcome to the Board of Naturopathic Medicine

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     The mission of the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine is to protect the public by licensing and regulating naturopathic physicians.  The Board will promote physician excellence and will foster communication within the profession and with the public.

    The State Board of Naturopathic Medicine, established by the 1927 Legislature, is empowered to protect the public by licensing and regulating naturopathic physicians in Oregon.

     

     

     

      

    CURRENT INFORMATION/UPDATES
     

    ACUTE and CHRONIC CARE RESOURCES
    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.
    UPDATED INFORMATION AS OF MAY 23, 2016
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    Oregon POLST
    (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaning Treatment)
     
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    PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM
    The tool every physician should be signed up and have accessible in practice.  READ MORE
     
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    EXAMINEE APPLICATION INFORMATION
    The next state licensing exam is Monday, February 4, 2019, for those who are taking the NPLEX exams in February or anyone who has already taken and passed NPLEX Part I, NPLEX Part II, NPLEX Minor Surgery Elective and NPLEX Pharmacology examinations. 
    Application deadline: Applications must be postmarked no later than Monday, January 14, 2019.


    Click here for important Exam Information
     
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    NEW LICENSEES,  DO YOU KNOW......
    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.
      
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    OREGON IMMUNIZATION CHANGES
    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
      
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    OREGON NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIAN 2019 LICENSE RENEWAL OPENING SOON
     
     
CONSUMER RESOURCE LICENSEE/APPLICANT RESOURCE
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This office will be closed in observance of
the following holidays:

Veterans Day, Monday, November 12, 2018
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday & Friday, November 22 & 23, 2018
Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25, 2018
New Years Day, Tuesday, January 1, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 

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Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine
FUTURE BOARD MEETINGS 
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.
     
  October 8, 2018
December 10, 2018
 
 
 
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The next Formulary Council meeting will be September 24, 2018

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MORE LICENSEE RESOURCE LINKS 
·         License verification request
·         Address Change Form
·         Why do charting?
·         What to do in case of a theft
·         Mandatory reporting
·         HcG and the ND responsibility