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Topics of Interest

The Board acts as a resource to the public and licensees.  This section provides information on issues of interest that affect the practice of medicine.  Check back soon for additional information on new topics.

Acupuncture Advisory Committee
Acupuncturist Using the Title "Doctor"
Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care
Authority to Prescribe Non-FDA-Approvded Medications
Board Actions and Emergency Suspensions
Continuing Education
Cultural Competency
Death with Dignity Act
Delivery and Refund Policy
Distribution of Short-Acting Opioid Antagonists
Electronic Health Records
Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances
Emergency Workforce
Expedited Endorsement
Expedited Partner Therapy for Sexually Transmitted Infection
HB 2817: Updating Podiatry Practice in Oregon
Health Care Interpreter Requirements
Health Professionals' Services Program
Informed Consent
International Medical Graduates
Interstate Medical Licensure Compact and Oregon
Liability Limitation for Volunteer Services
Medical Certification of Death
Medical Marijuana
Offering a Medical Chaperone
Office-Based Surgery Rules
Optum Change Healthcare Data Breach
Oregon Psilocybin Services
PA Title Change to "Physician Associate" in Oregon
Pain Management 
Patient Records
Phone Scams & Impersonators 
Physician Assistant Collaborative Practice
POLST Program and Guidance for Health Care Professionals
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)
REALD Data Collecting and Reporting Requirements
Reporting Requirements (Mandatory Reporters)
Rural Health
Sexual Misconduct Workgroup
Sexual Trauma Support
Volunteer Registry for Public Emergencies

If you would like additional information regarding a topic not listed on this page, please contact the Board via e-mail at or via telephone at 971-673-2700.