Oregon Bulletin

December 1, 2011


Oregon Health Authority,
Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research
Chapter 409

Rule Caption: Amendments to the Pain Management Commission Rules.

Adm. Order No.: OHP 8-2011(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 10-19-2011

Certified to be Effective: 10-19-11 thru 2-27-12

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Amended: 409-050-0130

Subject: The Oregon Health Authority, Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research is implementing amendments to the Pain Management Commission rules to clarify pain management education program requirements for dentists licensed by the Oregon Board of Dentistry.

      These temporary rules are available on the OHPR website: http://www.oregon.gov/OHA/OHPR/rulemaking/index.shtml

      For hardcopy requests, call: (503) 373-1574.

Rules Coordinator: Zarie Haverkate—(503) 373-1574


Pain Management Education Program Requirements

(1) Licensed health care professionals must complete a pain management education program in order to improve the care and treatment of individuals with painful conditions. The program includes:

(a) Six accredited hours of continuing education in pain management, end of life care or a combination of both; and

(b) The web-based training offered by the Commission.

(c) Dentists licensed under Oregon Board of Dentistry are only required to complete the web-based training offered by the Commission.

(2) For out of state health care professionals obtaining Oregon licensure or newly licensed health care professionals within Oregon, the pain management education program must be completed within 24 months of their first license renewal.

Example: If an individual becomes newly licensed in Oregon on June 15, 2009, their first renewal will be June 15, 2011. The individual may obtain their training from June 15, 2009 through June 15, 2013 under section (2) to comply with this requirement.

(3) If the licensing board for a licensed health care professional adopts, by rule, a pain management education program with topics substantially similar to the topics in the Commission’s curriculum, that program satisfies this rule for the continuing education portion of the requirement, as long as the total number of hours is the same.

(4) The Commission shall review its curriculum every two years and update as needed.

Stat. Authority: ORS 409.570

Stats. Implemented: ORS 409.500 - 409.570

Hist.: DHSD 1-2007, f. & cert. ef. 2-1-07; Renumbered from 407-020-0015, OHP 1-2011, f. 1-26-11, cert. ef. 2-1-11; OHP 8-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-19-11 thru 2-27-12

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