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Oregon Bulletin

August 1, 2011

 

Oregon Medical Board
Chapter 847

Rule Caption: Fee changes as approved.

Adm. Order No.: OMB 10-2011(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 7-13-2011

Certified to be Effective: 7-13-11 thru 1-4-12

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Amended: 847-005-0005

Subject: The fee amendments were approved as part of the budget proposal(s) that were presented to the Oregon Legislature.

      The temporary rule change amends fees for physicians, podiatric physicians, physician assistants, and acupuncturists when licenses are renewed each biennium. Licensees with Active, Inactive, Locum Tenens, Teleradiology, and Telemedicine, and Military/Public Health statuses are included in the fee amendments.

Rules Coordinator: Malar Ratnathicam—(971) 673-2713

847-005-0005

Fees

(1) Fees to be effective upon adoption:

(a) Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Osteopathy (MD/DO) Initial License Application — $375.

(b) MD/DO Registration: Active, Military/Public Health, and Teleradiology, Inactive, Locum Tenens, and Telemedicine — $232/year**.

(c) MD/DO Emeritus Registration — $50/year.

(d) Limited License, SPEX/COMVEX, Visiting Professor, Fellow, Medical Faculty, Postgraduate, Special — $185.

(e) Acupuncture Initial License Application — $245.

(f) Acupuncture Registration: Active, Inactive, and Locum Tenens — $148/year**.

(g) Acupuncture Limited License, Special, Visiting Professor, Postgraduate — $75.

(h) Physician Assistant Initial License Application — $245.

(i) Physician Assistant Registration: Active, Inactive, and Locum Tenens — $175/year**.

(j) Physician Assistant Limited License, Special, Postgraduate — $75.

(k) Podiatrist Initial Application — $340.

(l) Podiatrist Registration: Active, Inactive, and Locum Tenens — $222/year**.

(m) Podiatrist Emeritus Registration — $50/year.

(n) Podiatrist Limited License, Special, Postgraduate — $185.

(o) Workforce Data Fee — $5/license period.

(p)Miscellaneous: All Fines and Late Fees:

(A) MD/DO Registration Renewal Late Fee — $159.

(B) Acupuncture Registration Renewal Late Fee — $80.

(C) Physician Assistant Registration Renewal Late Fee — $80.

(D) Podiatrist Registration Renewal Late Fee — $159.

(q) Electronic Prescription Monitoring Program — $25/year per license***.

(r) Dispensing MD/DO/DPM Failure to Register — $159.

(s) Oral Specialty or Competency Examination ($1,000 deposit required) — Actual costs.

(t) Affidavit Processing Fee for Reactivation — $50.

(u) Licensee Information Requests:

(A) Verification of Licensure — Individual Requests (1-4 Licenses) — $10 per license.

(B) Verification of Licensure — Multiple (5 or more) — $7.50 per license.

(C) Verification of MD/DO License Renewal — $150 Biennially.

(D) Malpractice Report — Individual Requests — $10 per license.

(E) Malpractice Report — Multiple (monthly report) — $15 per report.

(F) Disciplinary — Individual Requests — $10 per license.

(G) Disciplinary Report - Multiple (quarterly report) — $15 per report.

(v) Base Service Charge for Copying — $5 + .20/page.

(w) Record Search Fee (+ copy charges see section (v) of this rule):

(A) Clerical — $20 per hour*.

(B) Administrative — $40 per hour*.

(C) Executive — $50 per hour*.

(D) Medical — $75 per hour*.

(x) Data Order:

(A) Standard Data License Order — $150 each.

(B) Custom Data License Order — $150.00 + $40.00 per hour Administrative time.

(C) Address Label Disk — $100 each.

(D) Active and Locum Tenens MD/DO list — $75 each.

(E) DPM, PA, or AC list — $10 each.

(F) Quarterly new MD/DO, DPM, PA, or AC list — $10 each.

(2) All Board fees and fines are non-refundable, and non-transferable.

*Plus photocopying charge above, if applicable.

**Collected biennially except where noted in the Administrative Rules. All active MD/DO registration fees include $10.00 for the Oregon Health and Science University Library, and are collected biennially.

***Per SB 355 (2009), physician, podiatric physician and physician assistant licensees authorized to prescribe or dispense controlled substances in Oregon assessed $25/year; funds transferred to the Department of Human Services, minus administrative costs, to support the Electronic Prescription Monitoring Program. Licensees with Active, Locum Tenens, Telemonitoring, Teleradiology, and Telemedicine status are included. Licensees with a limited license are not included.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265

Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.265

Hist.: ME 7-1984, f. & ef. 1-26-84; ME 17-1984, f. & ef. 11-5-84; ME 6-1985, f. & ef. 7-30-85; ME 3-1986(Temp), f. & ef. 4-23-86; ME 4-1986, f. & ef. 4-23-86; ME 9-1986, f. & ef. 7-31-86; ME 2-1987, f. & ef. 1-10-87; ME 7-1987(Temp), f. & ef. 1-26-87; ME 9-1987, f. & ef. 4-28-87; ME 25-1987, f. & ef. 11-5-87; ME 9-1988, f. & cert. ef. 8-5-88; ME 14-1988, f. & cert. ef. 10-20-88; ME 1-1989, f. & cert. ef. 1-25-89; ME 5-1989 (Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-16-89; ME 6-1989, f. & cert. ef. 4-27-89; ME 9-1989(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-1-89; ME 17-1989, f. & cert. ef. 10-20-89; ME 4-1990, f. & cert. ef. 4-25-90; ME 9-1990, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-90; ME 5-1991, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-91; ME 11-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-21-91; ME 6-1992, f. & cert. ef. 5-26-92; ME 1-1993, f. & cert. ef. 1-29-93; ME 13-1993, f. & cert. ef. 11-1-93; ME 14-1993(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-1-93; ME 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 1-24-94; ME 6-1995, f. & cert. ef. 7-28-95; ME 7-1996, f. & cert. ef. 10-29-96; ME 3-1997, f. & cert. ef. 11-3-97; BME 7-1998, f. & cert. ef. 7-22-98; BME 7-1999, f. & cert. ef. 4-22-99; BME 10-1999, f. 7-8-99, cert. ef. 8-3-99; BME 14-1999, f. & cert. ef. 10-28-99; BME 4-2000, f. & cert. ef. 2-22-00; BME 6-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-18-01 thru 11-30-01; BME 10-2001, f. & cert. ef. 10-30-01; BME 8-2003, f. & cert. ef. 4-24-03; BME 16-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-23-03; BME 17-2004, f. & cert. ef. 9-9-04; BME 6-2005, f. & cert. ef. 7-20-05; BME 15-2006, f. & cert. ef. 7-25-06; BME 1-2007, f. & cert. ef. 1-24-07; BME 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 1-22-08; BME 15-2008, f. & cert. ef. 7-21-08; BME 1-2009, f. & cert. ef. 1-22-09; BME 15-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-11-09 thru 3-8-10; BME 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-26-10; OMB 10-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-13-11 thru 1-4-12

 

Rule Caption: Criminal background checks for employees and applicants for employment and volunteers.

Adm. Order No.: OMB 11-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 7-13-2011

Certified to be Effective: 7-13-11

Notice Publication Date: 6-1-2011

Rules Adopted: 847-002-0000, 847-002-0005, 847-002-0010, 847-002-0015, 847-002-0020, 847-002-0025, 847-002-0030, 847-002-0035, 847-002-0040, 847-002-0045

Subject: The adopted rules address the purpose, intent and scope of criminal background checks for employees, applicants and volunteers of the Oregon Medical Board.

Rules Coordinator: Malar Ratnathicam—(971) 673-2713

847-002-0000

Purpose and Intent

The purpose of these rules is to provide for the reasonable screening of subject individuals to determine if they have a history of criminal behavior such that they are not fit to work or volunteer for the Board. The fact that the Board determines that a subject individual is fit does not guarantee the individual a position as a Board employee, volunteer, or that the individual will be hired by the Board.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 181.534, 303, 676 & 677.280

Stats. Implemented: ORS 181.534

Hist.: OMB 11-2011, f. & cert. ef. 7-13-11

847-002-0005

Definitions

As used in OAR 847-002-0000 through 847-002-0050, unless the context of the rule requires otherwise, the following definitions apply:

(1) “Board” means the Oregon Medical Board.

(2) “Conviction” means a final judgment on a verdict or finding of guilty, a plea of guilty, or a plea of nolo contendere (no contest) or any determination of guilt entered by a court of law against a subject individual in a criminal case, unless that judgment has been reversed or set aside by a subsequent court decision.

(3) “Criminal offender information” means records and related data concerning physical description and vital statistics, fingerprints received and compiled by the Oregon State Police (OSP) to identify criminal offenders and alleged offenders, records of arrests and the nature and disposition of criminal charges, including sentencing, confinement, parole and release records.

(4) “Criminal records check” means one or more of the following three processes undertaken by the Board to check the criminal history of a subject individual:

(a) Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS) Check: A name-based check of criminal offender information maintained by the OSP;

(b) Oregon Criminal Records Check: A check of Oregon criminal offender information, through fingerprint identification and other means, conducted by the OSP at the Board’s request; or

(c) Nationwide Criminal Records Check: A nationwide check of federal criminal offender information, through fingerprint identification and other means, conducted by the OSP through the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) or otherwise at the Board’s request.

(5) “Criminal records request form” means a Board-approved form, completed by a subject individual, requesting the Board to conduct a criminal records check.

(6) “False statement” means, in association with an activity governed by these rules, a subject individual either:

(a) Provided the Board with false information about the subject individual’s criminal history, including but not limited to false information about the individual’s identity or conviction record; or

(b) Failed to provide the Board information material to determine the individual’s criminal history.

(7) “Fitness determination” means a determination made by the Board, pursuant to the process established under OAR 847-002-0020, that a subject individual is fit or not fit to be a Board employee or volunteer.

(8) “OSP” means the Oregon State Police.

(9) “Subject individual” means an individual the Board may require to complete a criminal records check pursuant to these rules because the person is:

(a) A Board employee;

(b) A Board volunteer; or

(c) An applicant for employment with the Board.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 181.534, 303, 676 & 677.280

Stats. Implemented: ORS 181.534

Hist.: OMB 11-2011, f. & cert. ef. 7-13-11

847-002-0010

Criminal Records Check Process

(1) A subject individual must disclose information required by the Board as described below:

(a) Before a criminal records check, a subject individual must complete and sign the Board Criminal Records Request form and a fingerprint card, both of which may include identifying information (e.g., name, birth date, social security number, physical characteristics, driver’s license or identification card number and current and previous addresses).

(b) A subject individual must complete and submit to the Board the Criminal Records Request form and, if requested, a fingerprint card within five business days of receiving the forms. The deadline may be extended for good cause.

(c) Additional information may be required from the subject individual as necessary to complete the criminal records check and fitness determination, including but not limited to, proof of identity or additional criminal, judicial, or other background information.

(d) The Board may not request a fingerprint card from a subject individual under the age of 18 years unless the subject individual is emancipated pursuant to ORS 419B.550 et seq, or unless the Board also requests the written consent of a parent or guardian. Such parent or guardian and youth must be informed that they are not required to consent. Notwithstanding, failure to consent may be construed as a refusal to consent under OAR 847-002-0015(4).

(2) The Board or its staff may conduct, or request the OSP to conduct, a criminal record check when:

(a) An individual meets the definition of a subject individual; or

(b) A federal law or regulation, state statute or administrative rule, or contract or written agreement with the Board requires a criminal record check.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 181.534, 303, 676 & 677.280

Stats. Implemented: ORS 181.534

Hist.: OMB 11-2011, f. & cert. ef. 7-13-11

847-002-0015

Final Fitness Determination

(1) After a criminal records check, the Board or its staff must make a fitness determination about a subject individual based on information provided by the subject individual under OAR 847-002-0010(1), any criminal records check conducted, and any false statement made by the subject individual.

(2) In relation to information described in section (1) of this rule and other known information, the following factors will be considered:

(a) Whether the subject individual has been convicted, found guilty except for insanity (or a comparable disposition), or has a pending indictment for a crime listed in OAR 847-002-0020;

(b) The nature of any crime identified under section (2)(a) of this rule;

(c) The facts that support the conviction, finding of guilty except for insanity, or pending indictment;

(d) Any facts that indicate the subject individual made a false statement;

(e) The relevance, if any, of a crime identified under section (2)(a) of this rule or of a false statement made by the subject individual to the specific requirements of the subject individual’s present or proposed position, services or employment; and

(f) The following intervening circumstances, to the extent that they are relevant to the responsibilities and circumstances of the position, services or employment:

(A) The passage of time since the commission or alleged commission of the crime identified under section (2)(a) of this rule;

(B) The age of the subject individual at the time of the commission or alleged commission of the crime identified under section (2)(a) of this rule;

(C) The likelihood of a repetition of offenses or of the commission of another crime;

(D) The subsequent commission of another crime listed in OAR 847-002-0020;

(E) Whether the conviction identified under section (2)(a) of this rule has been set aside, and the legal effect of setting aside the conviction;

(F) A recommendation of an employer;

(G) The disposition of the pending indictment identified under section (2)(a) of this rule;

(H) Whether the subject individual has been arrested for or charged with a crime listed under OAR 847-002-0020;

(I) Whether the subject individual is being investigated, or has an outstanding warrant, for a crime listed under OAR 847-002-0020;

(J) Whether the subject individual is currently on probation, parole or another form of post-prison supervision for a crime listed under OAR 847-002-0020;

(K) Whether the subject individual has a deferred sentence or conditional discharge in connection with a crime listed under OAR 847-002-0020;

(L) Whether the subject individual has been adjudicated in a juvenile court and found to be within the court’s jurisdiction for an offense that would have constituted a crime listed in OAR 847-002-0020 if committed by an adult;

(M) Periods of incarceration of the subject individual; and

(N) The education and work history (paid or volunteer) of the subject individual since the commission or alleged commission of a crime.

(3) The subject individual must meet with the Board or its staff if requested and provide additional relevant information or authorization to obtain other relevant information within a reasonable period of time, as established by the Board.

(4) If a subject individual refuses to submit or consent to a criminal records check including fingerprint identification, the Board may deny the position, employment or services. A person may not appeal any determination made based on a refusal to consent.

(5) If a subject individual is determined to be not fit, the subject individual may not be employed by or provide services as a volunteer to the Board.

(6) A completed final fitness determination is a final order of the Board unless the affected subject individual appeals the determination by requesting a contested case hearing as provided by OAR 847-002-0035(1) or an alternative appeals process as provided by OAR 847-002-0035(6).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 181.534, 303, 676 & 677.280

Stats. Implemented: ORS 181.534

Hist.: OMB 11-2011, f. & cert. ef. 7-13-11

847-002-0020

Potentially Disqualifying Crimes

(1) Crimes Relevant to a Fitness Determination:

(a) All felonies;

(b) All misdemeanors; and

(c) Any United States Military crime or international crime.

(2) A crime will be evaluated on the basis of the law of the jurisdiction in which the crime or offense occurred, as those laws are in effect at the time of the fitness determination.

(3) Under no circumstances may a subject individual be determined to be not fit under these rules on the basis of the existence or contents of a juvenile record that has been expunged pursuant to ORS 419A.260 and 419A.262.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 181.534, 303, 676 & 677.280

Stats. Implemented: ORS 181.534

Hist.: OMB 11-2011, f. & cert. ef. 7-13-11

847-002-0025

Incomplete Fitness Determination.

(1) A preliminary or final fitness determination is incomplete when:

(a) Circumstances change so that a person no longer meets the definition of a “subject individual” under OAR 847-002-0005;

(b) The subject individual does not submit materials or information within the time required under OAR 847-001-0045;

(c) The Board cannot locate or contact the subject individual;

(d) The subject individual fails or refuses to cooperate with attempts to acquire other criminal records information under OAR 847-002-0015;

(e) The subject individual is not eligible or not qualified for the position of employee or volunteer, for a reason unrelated to the fitness determination process; or

(f) The position is no longer open.

(2) A subject individual does not have a right to a contested case hearing under OAR 847-002-0035(1) or a right to an alternative appeals process under OAR 847-002-0035(6) to challenge the closing of a fitness determination as incomplete.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 181.534, 303, 676 & 677.280

Stats. Implemented: ORS 181.534

Hist.: OMB 11-2011, f. & cert. ef. 7-13-11

847-002-0030

Notice to Subject Individual of Fitness Determination.

The Board must inform the subject individual if he or she is determined not to be fit via personal service or registered or certified mail to the most current address provided by the subject individual.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 181.534, 303, 676 & 677.280

Stats. Implemented: ORS 181.534

Hist.: OMB 11-2011, f. & cert. ef. 7-13-11

847-002-0035

Appealing a Fitness Determination

(1) Appeal process:

(a) To request a contested case hearing, the subject individual or the subject individual’s legal representative must submit a written request for a contested case within 14 calendar days of the date of the notice provided under OAR 847-002-0030 to the address specified in that notice. The Board must address a request received after expiration of the deadline as provided under OAR 137-003-0528.

(b) When a timely request is received, a contested case hearing will be conducted by an administrative law judge assigned by the Office of Administrative Hearings, pursuant to the Attorney General’s Uniform and Model Rules, “Procedural Rules, Office of Administrative Hearings” OAR 137-003-0501 to 137-003-0700, as supplemented by the provisions of this rule.

(2) Discovery: The Board or the administrative law judge may protect information made confidential by ORS 181.534(15) or other applicable law as provided under OAR 137-003-0570(7) or (8).

(3) Contested case hearings on fitness determinations are closed to non-participants.

(4) Proposed and Final Order:

(a) After a hearing, the administrative law judge will issue a proposed order.

(b) Exceptions, if any, must be filed within 14 calendar days after service of the proposed order. The proposed order must provide an address to which exceptions must be sent.

(c) A completed final fitness determination made under OAR 847-002-0015 becomes final:

(A) Unless the subject individual makes a timely request for a hearing; or

(B) When a party withdraws a hearing request, notifies the Board or the Administrative Law Judge that the party will not appear, or fails to appear at the hearing.

(5) The only remedy that may be awarded is a determination that the subject individual is fit or not fit. Under no circumstances may the Board be required to place a subject individual in any position, nor may the Board be required to accept services or enter into a contractual agreement with a subject individual.

(6) Alternative Process: A subject individual currently employed by the Board may choose to appeal a fitness determination either under the process made available in sections (1) to (5) of this rule or through a process made available by applicable personnel rules, policies and collective bargaining provisions. A subject individual’s decision to appeal a fitness determination through applicable personnel rules, policies, and collective bargaining provisions is an election of remedies as to the rights of the individual with respect to the fitness determination and is a waiver of the contested case process made available by this rule.

(7) A subject individual may not use the appeals process established by this rule to challenge the accuracy or completeness of information provided by the OSP, the FBI, or agencies reporting information to the OSP or the FBI.

(a) To challenge such information, a subject individual may use any process made available by the agency that provided the information.

(b) If the subject individual successfully challenges the accuracy or completeness of such information and the position for which the original criminal history check was conducted is vacant and available, the subject individual may request that the Board conduct a new criminal records check and re-evaluate the original fitness determination made under OAR 847-002-0015 by submitting a new Board Criminal Records Request form.

(8) Appealing a fitness determination under section (1) or section (6) of this rule, challenging criminal offender information with the agency that provided the information, or requesting a new criminal records check and re-evaluation of the original fitness determination under section (7)(b) of this rule, will not delay or postpone the Board’s hiring process or employment decisions.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 181.534, 303, 676 & 677.280

Stats. Implemented: ORS 181.534

Hist.: OMB 11-2011, f. & cert. ef. 7-13-11

847-002-0040

Recordkeeping and Confidentiality

Any information obtained in the criminal records check is confidential. The Board must restrict the access and dissemination of information obtained in the criminal records check to only those persons with a demonstrated and legitimate need to know the information.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 181.534, 303, 676 & 677.280

Stats. Implemented: ORS 181.534

Hist.: OMB 11-2011, f. & cert. ef. 7-13-11

847-002-0045

Fees

(1) The Board may charge a fee for acquiring criminal offender information for use in making a fitness determination that will not exceed the fee charged the Board by the OSP and the FBI to obtain such information.

(2) The Board may charge the fee to the subject individual on whom criminal offender information is sought.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 181.534, 303, 676 & 677.280

Stats. Implemented: ORS 181.534

Hist.: OMB 11-2011, f. & cert. ef. 7-13-11

 

Rule Caption: Amend language for reactivation of license for military/public health, renumbers Mandatory Pain Management Education.

Adm. Order No.: OMB 12-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 7-13-2011

Certified to be Effective: 7-13-11

Notice Publication Date: 6-1-2011

Rules Amended: 847-008-0018, 847-008-0050, 847-008-0055, 847-008-0075

Subject: The adopted rule amendments allow a licensee who is assigned or employed by the military service for 12 months or less to maintain an active status without changing to Military/Public Health status, simplifies the process for changing to Military/Public Health status, and clarifies the reactivation requirement. Clarifies the process to reinstate or reactivate a license after the registration period has lapsed due to non-renewal. Also clarifies that pain management education hours may be used to fulfill the regularly required CME hours for biennial licensure renewal.

Rules Coordinator: Malar Ratnathicam—(971) 673-2713

847-008-0018

Military/Public Health Active Registration

(1) Any licensee who is deployed with the US Military or employed with the US Public Health Service, US Department of Veteran Affairs or the US Department of State Foreign Service for more than 12 months and whose official state of residence is Oregon must obtain a Military/Public Health Active status by providing the Board with written notification of current assignment or employment, a copy of their Oregon Driver’s License or other proof of residence, and payment of the biennial registration fee.

(2) The Military/Public Health Active status remains valid as long as the licensee maintains active duty in the military or public health, and the licensee’s official state of residence is Oregon. At the conclusion of the military assignment or employment, the licensee must reactivate according to 847-008-0055 before beginning active practice in Oregon.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265

Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.172, 677.265

Hist.: BME 8-2008, f. & cert. ef. 4-24-08; BME 16-2010, f. & cert. ef. 10-25-10; OMB 12-2011, f. & cert. ef. 7-13-11

847-008-0050

Reinstatement of License Lapsed Due to Non-Renewal

(1) A licensee of the Board whose license has lapsed through failure to renew registration may:

(a) Reinstate within 90 days of the end of the registration period by paying a late registration fee, paying renewal fees for the lapsed registration period, completing and submitting the required forms, and meeting any other requirements defined by Oregon law. The reinstatement will be effective on the date the renewal is processed.

(b) Reactivate after 90 days from the end of the registration period but within two biennia by completing and submitting the reactivation application and processing fee, paying a late registration fee, paying renewal fees for the lapsed registration periods, and meeting any other requirements defined by Oregon law. If a licensee has ceased the practice of medicine for a period of 12 or more consecutive months, the licensee may be required to demonstrate clinical competency. If a licensee has ceased the practice of medicine for a period of 24 or more consecutive months, the licensee may be required to complete a re-entry plan. The reactivation will be effective on the date the renewal is processed.

(2) A license will expire if it is not reinstated or reactivated within two biennia from the date the license lapsed. A previous licensee of the Board who wishes to be relicensed after the license has expired must apply as a new applicant by submitting the license application form and fee, meeting all current licensing requirements, and satisfactorily completing the application process.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265

Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.172

Hist.: ME 5-1990, f. & cert. ef. 4-25-90; ME 11-1990, f. & cert. ef. 11-15-90; ME 12-1993(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-27-93; ME 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 1-24-94; BME 1-2002, f. & cert. ef. 1-28-02; BME 17-2003, f. & cert. ef. 12-8-03; OMB 12-2011, f. & cert. ef. 7-13-11

847-008-0055

Reactivation from Locum Tenens/Inactive/Emeritus/Active-Military or Public Health to Active/Locum Tenens Status

(1) A licensee of the Board who wishes to reactivate from an inactive or emeritus status to an active or locum tenens status, or from locum tenens status to active status, must provide the Board with the following:

(a) Completed Affidavit of Reactivation form;

(b) Completed application(s) for registration;

(c) Appropriate fees for processing of affidavit and registration;

(d) A completed “Reports for Disciplinary Inquiries” (MD/DO/DPM) sent to the Board from the Federation of State Medical Boards or Federation of Podiatric Medical Boards and the results of the Practitioner Request for Information Disclosure (Self-Query) from the National Practitioners Data Bank and the Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank, sent to the Board by the applicant;

(e) Verification of current licensure sent directly from each of the State Boards in the United States or Canada where the licensee has been practicing during the past 5 years, or from the date the license to practice in Oregon changed to inactive, locum tenens or emeritus status, whichever is the shorter period of time, showing license number, date issued, and status; and

(f) An official letter sent directly to the Board from the director, administrator, dean, or other official of each hospital, clinic, office, or training institute where the licensee was employed, practiced, had hospital privileges (MD/DO/DPM), or trained in the United States or foreign countries during the past 5 years, or from the date the license to practice in Oregon changed to locum tenens, inactive or emeritus status, whichever is the shorter period of time. The letter must include an evaluation of overall performance, and specific beginning and ending dates of practice/employment/training.

(2) A licensee who wishes to reactivate from an active-military or public health status to an active or locum tenens status must provide the Board with a completed Affidavit of Reactivation form and a copy of the Active Duty Orders, Change of Duty Orders or Reassignment Orders.

(3) A personal appearance before the Board may be required.

(4) If, in the judgment of the Board, the conduct of the licensee has been such, during the period of active-military or public health, locum tenens, inactive or emeritus registration, that the licensee would have been denied a license if applying for an initial license to practice medicine, the Board may deny active registration.

(5) If a licensee has ceased the practice of medicine for a period of 12 or more consecutive months, the licensee may be required to demonstrate clinical competency.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265

Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.265

Hist.: ME 5-1990, f. & cert. ef. 4-25-90; ME 2-1997, f. & cert. ef. 7-28-97; BME 6-2000, f. & cert. ef. 7-27-00; BME 7-2002, f. & cert. ef. 7-17-02; BME 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 1-27-04; BME 14-2004, f. & cert. ef. 7-13-04; BME 25-2006, f. & cert. ef. 10-23-06; BME 2-2008, f. & cert. ef. 1-22-08; OMB 12-2011, f. & cert. ef. 7-13-11

847-008-0075

Mandatory Pain Management Education

(1) All licensees of the Oregon Medical Board, except the licensees listed in section (2) of this rule, must complete mandatory continuing medical education (CME) in the subjects of pain management and/or the treatment of terminally ill and dying patients as follows:

(a) A one-hour pain management course specific to Oregon provided by the Pain Management Commission of the Department of Human Services; and

(b) A minimum of six continuing medical education credit hours in the subjects of pain management and/or the treatment of terminally ill and dying patients. Any combination of CME coursework focusing on pain management and/or treatment of terminally ill and dying patients may be used to fulfill this requirement.

(2) Licensees holding the following types of licenses are not required to meet this requirement:

(a) Lapsed license;

(b) Limited License;

(c) Telemedicine license;

(d) Teleradiology license; or

(e) Telemonitoring license.

(3) The required CME must be completed after January 1, 2000, and before January 2, 2009.

(4) Licensees must be prepared to provide documentation of CME if requested by the Board.

(5) All applicants granted a license after January 2, 2009, except those granted a license listed in section (2), must obtain the required CME coursework no later than 12 months after the date the Board granted licensure.

(6) Licensees who wish to reactivate to a status requiring completion of this CME who have not previously completed the required CME must obtain the required coursework no later than 12 months after the date the Board approved reactivation.

(7) The continuing medical education hours in pain management and/or the treatment of terminally ill or dying patients may be used to fulfill the continuing medical education hours required for registration renewal under 847-008-0070.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265

Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.265

Hist.: BME 7-2005, f. & cert. ef. 7-20-05; BME 3-2009, f. & cert. ef. 1-22-09; Renumbered from 847-010-0100 by OMB 4-2011, f. & cert. ef. 2-11-11; OMB 12-2011, f. & cert. ef. 7-13-11

 

Rule Caption: Change definition to Oregon Health Authority, removes unnecessary language.

Adm. Order No.: OMB 13-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 7-13-2011

Certified to be Effective: 7-13-11

Notice Publication Date: 6-1-2011

Rules Amended: 847-035-0001, 847-035-0025

Subject: The adopted rule amendment changes the definition of the Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems of the Public Health of the Department of Human Services to the Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems Oregon Health Authority. The proposed rule removes unnecessary language and defines the provider levels as prescribed by OAR 333, division 265.

Rules Coordinator: Malar Ratnathicam—(971) 673-2713

847-035-0001

Definitions

(1) “Agent” means a medical or osteopathic physician licensed under ORS Chapter 677, actively registered and in good standing with the Board, a resident of or actively practicing in the area in which the emergency service is located, designated by the supervising physician to provide direction of the medical services of EMTs and First Responders as specified in these rules.

(2) “Board” means the Oregon Medical Board for the State of Oregon.

(3) “Committee” means the EMT Advisory Committee to the Oregon Medical Board.

(4) “Emergency Care” as defined in ORS 682.025(5) means the performance of acts or procedures under emergency conditions in the observation, care and counsel of the ill, injured or disabled; in the administration of care or medications as prescribed by a licensed physician, insofar as any of these acts is based upon knowledge and application of the principles of biological, physical and social science as required by a completed course utilizing an approved curriculum in prehospital emergency care. However, “emergency care” does not include acts of medical diagnosis or prescription of therapeutic or corrective measures.

(5) “Authority” means the Public Health Division, Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems of the Oregon Health Authority.

(6) “First Responder” means a person who is certified by the Authority as a First Responder.

(7) “Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-Basic)” means a person who is certified by the Authority as an EMT-Basic.

(8) “Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT or Advanced EMT)” means a person who is certified by the Authority as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT).

(9) “Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate (EMT-Intermediate)” means a person who is certified by the Authority as an EMT-Intermediate.

(10) “Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-Paramedic)” means a person who is certified by the Authority as an EMT-Paramedic.

(11) “In Good Standing” means a person who is currently certified or licensed, who does not have any restrictions placed on his/her certificate or license, or who is not on probation with the certifying or licensing agency for any reason.

(12) “Nonemergency care” as defined in ORS 682.025 (11) means the performance of acts or procedures on a patient who is not expected to die, become permanently disabled or suffer permanent harm within the next 24 hours, including but not limited to observation, care and counsel of a patient and the administration of medications prescribed by a physician licensed under ORS 677, insofar as any of these acts are based upon knowledge and application of the principles of biological, physical and social science and are performed in accordance with scope of practice rules adopted by the Oregon Medical Board in the course of providing prehospital care.

(13) “Supervising Physician” means a person licensed under ORS Chapter 677, actively registered and in good standing with the Board as a Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, approved by the Board, and who provides direction of, and is ultimately responsible for emergency and nonemergency care rendered by EMTs and First Responders as specified in these rules. The supervising physician is also ultimately responsible for the agent designated by the supervising physician to provide direction of the medical services of the EMT and First Responder as specified in these rules.

(14) “Scope of Practice” means the maximum level of emergency and nonemergency care that an EMT or First Responder may provide as defined in OAR 847-035-0030.

(15) “Standing Orders” means the written detailed procedures for medical or trauma emergencies and nonemergency care to be performed by an EMT or First Responder issued by the supervising physician commensurate with the scope of practice and level of certification of the EMT or First Responder.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 682.245

Stats. Implemented: ORS 682.015(11)

Hist.: ME 2-1983, f. & ef. 7-21-83; ME 7-1985, f. & ef. 8-5-85; ME 11-1986, f. & ef. 7-31-86; ME 15-1988, f. & cert. ef. 10-20-88; ME 6-1991, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-91; ME 1-1996, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-96; ME 3-1996, f. & cert. efg. 7-25-96; BME 6-1998, f. & cert. ef. 4-27-98; BME 13-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-23-99; BME 10-2002, f. & cert. ef. 7-22-02; BME 18-2010, f. & cert. ef. 10-25-10; OMB 1-2011, f. & cert. ef. 2-11-11; OMB 13-2011, f. & cert. ef. 7-13-11

847-035-0025

Supervision

(1) A supervising physician is responsible for the following:

(a) Issuance, review and maintenance of standing orders within the scope of practice not to exceed the certification level of the EMT or the First Responder when applicable;

(b) Explaining the standing orders to the EMT and First Responder, making sure they are understood and not exceeded;

(c) Ascertaining that the EMT and First Responder are currently certified and in good standing with the Division;

(d) Providing regular review of the EMT’s and First Responder’s practice by complying with one or more of the following:

(A) Direct observation of prehospital emergency care performance by riding with the emergency medical service; and

(B) Indirect observation using one or more of the following:

(i) Prehospital emergency care report review;

(ii) Prehospital communications tapes review;

(iii) Immediate critiques following presentation of reports;

(iv) Demonstration of technical skills; and

(v) Post-care patient or receiving physician interviews using questionnaire or direct interview techniques.

(e) Provide or coordinate formal case reviews for EMTs by thoroughly discussing a case (whether one in which the EMT has taken part or a textbook case) from the time the call was received until the patient was delivered to the hospital. The review should include discussing what the problem was, what actions were taken (right or wrong), what could have been done that was not, and what improvements could have been made;

(f) Provide or coordinate continuing education. Although the supervising physician is not required to teach all sessions, the supervising physician is responsible for assuring that the sessions are taught by a qualified person.

(2) The supervising physician may delegate responsibility to his/her agent to provide any or all of the following:

(a) Explanation of the standing orders to the EMT or First Responder, making sure they are understood, and not exceeded;

(b) Assurance that the EMT or First Responder is currently certified and in good standing with the Division;

(c) Regular review of the EMT’s and First Responder’s practice by complying with one or more of the following:

(A) Direct observation of prehospital emergency care performance by riding with the emergency medical service; and

(B) Indirect observation using one or more of the following:

(i) Prehospital emergency care report review;

(ii) Prehospital communications tapes review;

(iii) Immediate critiques following presentation of reports;

(iv) Demonstration of technical skills; and

(v) Post-care patient or receiving physician interviews using questionnaire or direct interview techniques.

(d) Provide or coordinate continuing education. Although the supervising physician or agent is not required to teach all sessions, the supervising physician or agent is responsible for assuring that the sessions are taught by a qualified person.

(3) Nothing in this section shall limit the number of EMTs and First Responders that may be supervised by a supervising physician so long as the supervising physician can meet with the EMTs and First Responders under his/her direction for a minimum of two hours each calendar year.

(4) An EMT or First Responder may have more than one supervising physician as long as the EMT or First Responder has notified all of the supervising physicians involved, and the EMT or First Responder is functioning under one supervising physician at a time.

(5) The supervising physician shall report in writing to the Authority’s Chief Investigator any action or behavior on the part of the EMT or First Responder which could be cause for disciplinary action under ORS 823.160 or 823.165.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.205

Stats. Implemented: ORS 183.205

Hist.: ME 2-1983, f. & ef. 7-21-83; ME 13-1984, f. & ef. 8-2-84; ME 6-1991, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-91; ME 1-1996, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-96; OMB 13-2011, f. & cert. ef. 7-13-11

 

Rule Caption: Repealed rules, covered in Division 8, which applies to all Board licensees

Adm. Order No.: OMB 14-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 7-13-2011

Certified to be Effective: 7-13-11

Notice Publication Date: 6-1-2011

Rules Repealed: 847-050-0031, 847-050-0032

Subject: The rules are no longer necessary because the requirement is covered in division 8, which applies to all Board licensees.

Rules Coordinator: Malar Ratnathicam—(971) 673-2713

 

Rule Caption: Repealed rules, covered in Division 8, which applies to all Board licensees.

Adm. Order No.: OMB 15-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 7-13-2011

Certified to be Effective: 7-13-11

Notice Publication Date: 6-1-2011

Rules Repealed: 847-070-0018, 847-070-0042

Subject: The rules are no longer necessary because the requirement is covered in division 8, which applies to all Board licensees.

Rules Coordinator: Malar Ratnathicam—(971) 673-2713

 

Rule Caption: Updates name of state acupuncture association and includes minor word changes.

Adm. Order No.: OMB 16-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 7-13-2011

Certified to be Effective: 7-13-11

Notice Publication Date: 6-1-2011

Rules Amended: 847-070-0050

Subject: The adopted rule updates the name of the state Acupuncture Association to “Oregon Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine,” and makes minor grammatical changes including changing of the word “shall” to “must” within the rule.

Rules Coordinator: Malar Ratnathicam—(971) 673-2713

847-070-0050

Acupuncture Advisory Committee

(1) An Acupuncture Advisory Committee is established. The committee must consist of six members appointed by the Board. The Board must appoint one of its members, two physicians, and three acupuncturists licensed by the Board. The acupuncture members may be appointed from nominations of the Oregon Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and other professional acupuncture organizations.

(2) The term of office of a member of the committee must be four years, and members may be reappointed to serve not more than two terms. Vacancies in the committee must be filled by appointment by the Board for the balance of the unexpired term, and each member must serve until a successor is appointed and qualified.

(3) The Board may remove any member from the committee.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265

Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.265, 677.759, 677.780

Hist.: ME 4-1995, f. & cert. ef. 5-3-95; ME 10-1996, f. & cert. ef. 10-29-96; BME 15-1998, f. & cert. ef. 10-26-98; BME 14-2001, f. & cert. ef. 10-30-01; BME 19-2007, f. & cert. ef. 10-24-07; OMB 16-2011, f. & cert. ef. 7-13-11

 

Rule Caption: Repealed rules, covered in Division 8, which applies to all Board licensees.

Adm. Order No.: OMB 17-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 7-13-2011

Certified to be Effective: 7-13-11

Notice Publication Date: 6-1-2011

Rules Repealed: 847-080-0019, 847-080-0020, 847-080-0025

Subject: The rules are no longer necessary because the requirement is covered in division 8, which applies to all Board licensees.

Rules Coordinator: Malar Ratnathicam—(971) 673-2713

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