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Any false or deceptive representation or statement a licensee makes to mislead health care consumers as perceived by the consumer, to the consumer's detriment, is unacceptable. There must be a reasonable basis for any claims made as to the licensee's qualifications and the safety and quality of care offered.

Licensees who represent themselves as specialists must be prepared to demonstrate education, training, or expertise in a legitimate specialty. Being board-eligible, board-qualified, or board-certified in a medical specialty or subspecialty by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the American Osteopathic Association's Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (AOA-BOS), the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM), the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS), the National Commission on Certification of Physician Associates (NCCPA), or the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) will be considered adequate demonstration of specialty. No other certifying board is recognized by the Oregon Medical Board. If licensees advertise themselves as “board certified," they should also indicate the name of the Board-recognized certifying board. 

– Adopted October 2007
– Amended April 6, 2023