Rules Proposed and Adopted



847-010-0120.pdfAdopting Prescription Drug Monitoring Program registration rule.
The proposed rule aligns with the requirement in HB 4143 (2018) for all Board licenses to register for the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program if they have a United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration to prescribe in Oregon. The Oregon Health Authority adopted OAR 333-023-0825 last year to implement the requirement in HB 4143 (2018). The Board’s proposed rule mirrors the OHA rule and provides clear notification of the requirement for Board licensees to register for PDMP.
Written Comments due by February 25, 2020, at 5 p.m.

847-070-0045.pdf: Amends acupuncture rules for re-entry to practice.
The proposed amendment updates acupuncture rules for re-entry to practice that a Consent Agreement for Re-Entry to Practice is required when an applicant has ceased practice for a period of 24 or more consecutive months and an applicant who ceased practice for 12 or more consecutive months may be required t​o complete certain requirements to establish competency.
Written Comments due by February 25, 2020, at 5 p.m.

847-070-0005.pdfAmends massage definition to clarify acupuncture scope of practice.
The proposed rule amends the definition of “Oriental Massage” to clarify that the practice of internal pelvic massage (intravaginal or intra-anal or intra-rectal) or genital massage is not within the acupuncture scope of practice.
Extended Comment Period, Written Comments due by March 31, 2020, at 5 p.m.




847-00​1-0032: Outlines requirements and timeframe for requesting modification or termination of a Board Order or Agreement.
The new rule outlines the requirements and timeframe for requesting modification or termination of a Board Order or Agreement.

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 ru​le 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 rule amendments remove the requirement that licensees with a Military/Public Health status must reactivate before returning to practice in Oregon. Additionally, the 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.


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 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 amendment allows issuance of a temporary authorization for a license.​​​​​​​​