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Licensing Overview

The Board licenses the following healthcare professionals:

  • Medical Doctors (MD)
  • Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
  • Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPM)
  • Physician Assistants (PA)
  • Acupuncturists (LAc)
   

COVID-19: Increasing Physician/PA Workforce

The Oregon Medical Board has taken emergency action to increase the physician/PA workforce in Oregon. These provisions were adopted in a temporary rule, which is effective now. Review the rule language here: OAR 847-010-0068. 

Three efforts to increase our physician and PA workforce:

  1. Emeritus and Locum Tenens physicians and PAs – current administrative restrictions are lifted during this emergency.

    1. Emeritus licensees are no longer restricted to volunteer practice only. During this emergency, they may receive payment for their medical care.  

    2. Locum Tenens licensees are no longer limited to 240 days/biennium of practice in Oregon. During this emergency, they may practice indefinitely in our state.  

  2.  Administrative Medicine/Inactive/Lapsed/Retired physicians and PAs – a new expedited reactivation process is in place during this emergency.

    1. To qualify, a licensee must have been in active clinical practice within the previous three years and must have been in good standing at the time the Oregon license status became Administrative Medicine, Inactive, Lapsed, or Retired.

    2. To apply, submit the Emergency Reactivation Application and supplemental materials.

  3. Out-of-state physicians and PAs coming into Oregon.

    1. To qualify, an out-of-state physician or PA must be actively licensed and in good standing in another state.

    2. To apply, submit the Emergency Authorization Application and supplemental materials. 

Note: Any restrictions or requirements placed on a licensee through a Board Order or Agreement remain in effect during the emergency.

Visit the OMB's COVID-19 page for more information and resources.

The Board welcomed 1,735 new licensees to Oregon in 2020.



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