Written Comments due by November 22 @ 5:00 pm
requirements and timeframe for requesting modification or termination of a
Board Order or Agreement.
The proposed new rule outlines the requirements and timeframe for
requesting modification or termination of a Board Order or Agreement.
MILITARY AND PUBLIC HEALTH LICENSEES
847-008-0015, 847-008-0018, 847-008-0055, 847-008-0070: Updates requirements for Military and
Public Health license status.
The Military Health System requires health care professionals to have an unrestricted license in at least one
jurisdiction. The Department of Defense will no longer recognize military
licenses with restrictions as a primary license. An unrestricted license cannot
waive or reduce continuing education requirements and must allow the health
care provider unabridged permission to practice in in the jurisdiction of
licensure without having to take any additional action. The rule amendments are
expected to meet the Department of Defense’s requirements and allow those
within the Military Health System to maintain an Oregon medical license as
their primary license. The proposed rule amendments remove the requirement that
licensees with a Military/Public Health status must reactivate before returning
to practice in Oregon. Additionally, the proposed rule amendments remove the continuing
education exemption for licensees serving in the military and instead allow
military training or experience that is substantially equivalent to satisfy the
continuing education requirements.
MILITARY SPOUSES AND DOMESTIC PARTNERS
847-020-0165, 847-050-0022, 847-070-0024, 847-080-0016: Amendment to provide military spouses
and domestic partners temporary authorization to practice medicine in Oregon.
The proposed amendments implement HB 3030 (2019) and SB 688 (2019) to
provide the spouse or domestic partner of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces
stationed in Oregon a temporary authorization to practice their health care
profession. The spouse or domestic partner must hold a current authorization by
another state with substantially similar requirements and must have demonstrated
competency in the profession. To implement the bills, the proposed amendment
allows issuance of a temporary authorization for a license.
The rule amendment updates acupuncture rules for mentorships when required by initial licensure or re-entry to practice. The rule requires board approval of the mentorship and clarifies that the length of the mentorship will be tailored to the time the acupuncturist was out of practice. Under the Board-approved matrix for re-entry for acupuncturists, a 40-hour mentorship for each year out of practice is generally required.