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Pain Education Program Requirement

The following practitioners must complete a pain management education program described in ORS 413.572 (1)(c) or an equivalent pain management education program as described in ORS 675.110, 677.228, 677.510, 678.101, 684.092, 685.102 or 689.285 at initial licensure and every 36 months thereafter: 

      (a) A physician assistant licensed under ORS chapter 677;

      (b) A nurse licensed under ORS chapter 678;

      (c) A psychologist licensed under ORS 675.010 to 675.150;

      (d) A chiropractic physician licensed under ORS chapter 684;

      (e) A naturopath licensed under ORS chapter 685;

      (f) An acupuncturist licensed under ORS 677.759;

      (g) A pharmacist licensed under ORS chapter 689;

      (h) A dentist licensed under ORS chapter 679;

      (i) An occupational therapist licensed under ORS 675.210 to 675.340;

      (j) A physical therapist licensed under ORS 688.010 to 688.201; and

      (k) An optometrist licensed under ORS chapter 683.

The Oregon Medical Board, in consultation with the Pain Management Commission, shall identify by rule physicians licensed under ORS chapter 677 who, on an ongoing basis, treat patients in chronic or terminal pain and who must complete a pain management education program described in ORS 413.572. The board may identify by rule circumstances under which a requirement under this section may be waived. [Formerly 409.560; 2019 c.3 §2; 2021 c.50 §3].

A Note about Continuing Education Hours

Your licensing board, not the OPMC, has oversight of the proper required CEU accreditation.