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Licensee Responsibility to Share Evidence-based Information

Oregon Medical Board licensees are respected members of our communities with the power to impact the health and wellbeing of Oregonians. As experts in the field of medicine and health care, they are looked to for advice and guidance, and the public relies on our trusted health care professionals for reliable, unbiased information. OMB licensees are therefore expected to use their voices to share factual, evidence-based information and to correct any misinformation or disinformation that has a potential to harm the public. 

- Adopted January 6, 2022


The Oregon Medical Board holds licensees to recognized standards of ethics of the medical profession, specifically for this statement of philosophy: American Medical Association's Code of Medical Ethics: Chapter 8 on Community Health and Opinion 8.11 Health Promotion; American Association of Physician Assistants' Guidelines for Ethical Conduct for the PA Profession: PA Role and Responsibilities; and Oregon Association of Acupuncturists' Code of Ethics: Practitioner Responsibilities.

- ORS 677.190(1)(a) and ORS 677.188(4)(a)