Pain Management


33rd Annua​l Chronic Pain Management Conference

March 6-7, 2020
Simon Fraser University Wosk Conference Center

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MAT Waiver Training 

Friday, April 24, 2020
8 AM to 12:30 PM
OHSU, Robertson Life Sciences Building, Room 3A001
Tuition: No Cost

For more information, please view the training brochure​

To register, visit: 


ATTENTION: All Oregon-licensed physicians and PAs who have a DEA number are required to register for the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) by July 1, 2018. Register at​ by selecting "Create an Account."  For more information, please review OAR 333-023-0825 or contact the PDMP at 866-205-1222 or


​Oregon Medical Board Information

Statement of Philosophy: Pain Management​


The Material Risk Notice form​


Continuing Education Requirements for Pain Management​


Prescription Drug Monitoring Program​


Medical Marijuana​​​

​Oregon Opioid Prescribing Guidelines
The Oregon Medical Board endorsed these guidelines in January 2020.

The Oregon Medical Board endorsed these guidelines in January 2019.​

The Oregon Medical Board endorsed these guidelines in January 2017.​

UPDATED 1/30/2018: Oregon Pain Management Commission one-hour pain management CME (required)​ – The newly updated pain education module "Changing the Conversation About Pain: Pain Care is Everyone's Job," and a Pain Care Toolbox are now available. The module now qualifies for up to one AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ​TM of continuing medical education. ​​​​ 

Additional Resources

The Oregon Pain Guidance website provides pain management guidance and tools for healthcare professionals as well as patients and families.  

The Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) assists healthcare professionals in providing better patient care. 

COPE (Collaborative Opioid Prescribing Education) Course – The University of Washington's free, online, interactive courspromotes a shared decision-making approach between providers and patients.

The Federation of State Medical Boards' Opioids and Pain Management webpage offers numerous resources on state, federal, and FSMB opioid policies. 


Note: The National ​Transportation Safety Board reminds health care providers to discuss with patients the effects that their medical conditions and medications may have on their ability to safely operate a vehicle in any mode of transportation.​

​​Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Addiction – Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners are now included among the healthcare professionals who may provide MAT for opioid addiction.  More information is available on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website.  All MAT providers must complete training and be granted a waiver by the DEA.  The required 24-hour continuing education training is free and available through the Providers' Clinical Support System.  ​​

SAMHSA began certifying PAs and NPs on February 21, 2017.  As of August 28, 2018, there were 687 certified PAs nationwide and 2,471 certified NPs.  SAMHSA says, "More buprenorphine prescribers are needed to combat the opioid crisis and treat substance use disorders, particularly in rural areas."​