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Rules Proposed and Adopted

Temporary Rule

All Licensees

847-010-0068Practice in the Event of an Emergency.
The temporary rule reiterates and clarifies that during a declared emergency all board licensees are expected, in connection with the practice of medicine, to fully comply with Executive Orders and statewide guidance implementing the Executive Orders when the Order or guidance documents in whole or in part address or affect the delivery of health care to Oregon patients. The temporary rule is valid from December 10, 2020, through June 6, 2021.


 Proposed Rules

All Licensees

847-010-0068: Practice in Oregon in the Event of an Emergency.
The proposed rule makes permanent the temporary rule to reiterate and clarify that during a declared emergency all board licensees are expected, in connection with the practice of medicine, to fully comply with Executive Orders and statewide guidance implementing the Executive Orders when the Order or guidance documents in whole or in part address or affect the delivery of health care to Oregon patients. Written Comments due by 5 p.m. on February 22, 2021.

EMS Providers
847-035-0030EMS Scope of Practice for Cardiac Monitoring and Electrocardiogram.
The proposed amendment updates the scope of practice for emergency medical services providers to allow Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and higher to acquire and transmit cardiac monitoring and electrocardiogram (ECG) and for Paramedics to interpret ECG. The rule is needed to clarify the scope of practice regarding cardiac monitoring and ECG as technology evolves. The amendment will be particularly helpful in rural areas of the state. Written Comments due by 5 p.m. on February 22, 2021. 


Permanent Rules 

All Licensees
847-008-0070, 847-008-0077Mandatory Cultural Competency Education Requirement.

The rule implements changes to ORS 676.850 provided in HB 2011 (2019) mandating cultural competency education as a condition of license renewal. The rule would require all Board licensees to complete the equivalent of at least one hour of cultural competency continuing education per year. Hours could be obtained at any time during the audit period and licensees may report hours every license registration renewal cycle, but compliance audits would be done every other cycle. During the license registration renewal, licensees would attest to completing the required hours and report the number of completed hours. The Board would start auditing during the Fall 2023 renewal cycle. See the Cultural Competency webpage for additional information. 



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