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OREGON MEDICAL BOARD

 

DIVISION 20

RULES FOR LICENSURE TO PRACTICE MEDICINE IN OREGON

847-020-0100

Definitions

For the purpose of OAR chapter 847, division 020, the following terms are defined:

(1) “Approved school of medicine” means a school offering a full-time resident program of study in medicine or osteopathy leading to a degree of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy, such program having been fully accredited or conditionally approved by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, or its successor agency, or the American Osteopathic Association, or its successor agency, or having been otherwise determined by the Board to meet the association standards.

(2) “School of medicine” means approved schools of medicine (as defined above) and international medical and osteopathic schools.

(3) “Specialty board” means a certification board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or the American Osteopathic Association’s Bureau of Osteopathic Specialties (AOA-BOS).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.010 & 677.265
Hist. BME 9-2001, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-01; BME 6-2010, f. & cert. ef. 4-26-10; OMB 9-2013, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-13

847-020-0110

Application for Licensure

(1) Any person who wishes to practice medicine in this state beyond the first post-graduate training year must apply for an Oregon license to practice medicine.

(2) When applying for licensure, the applicant must submit to the Board the completed application, fees, documents and letters.

(3) A person applying for licensure under these rules who has not completed the licensure process within a 12 month consecutive period must file a new application, documents, letters and pay a full filing fee as if filing for the first time.

(4) The applicant may be required to appear before the Board for a personal interview regarding information received during the processing of the application. Unless excused in advance, failure to appear before the Board for a personal interview violates ORS 677.190(17) and may subject the applicant to disciplinary action.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.100 & 677.190
Hist. BME 9-2001, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-01; BME 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 1-24-07; OMB 9-2013, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-13; OMB 4-2014, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-14

847-020-0120

Basic Requirements for Licensure of an Approved Medical School Graduate

The following requirements for licensure must be met by graduates of an approved school of medicine:

(1) Must have graduated from a school offering a full-time resident program of study in medicine or osteopathy leading to a degree of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy, such program having been fully accredited or conditionally approved by the Liaison Committee of Medical Education, or the American Osteopathic Association, or having been otherwise determined by the Board to meet the association standards;

(2) Must satisfactorily complete an approved internship, residency or fellowship in the United States or Canada of at least one year in not more than one training program accredited for internship, residency or fellowship training by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the American Osteopathic Association, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada;

(3) Must pass a written licensing examination as provided in ORS 677.110 and OAR 847-020-0170; and

(4) Must satisfactorily meet the requirements of ORS 677.100.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.100 & 677.110
Hist. BME 9-2001, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-01; OMB 9-2013, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-13

847-020-0130

Basic Requirements for Licensure of an International Medical School Graduate

The following requirements must be met in lieu of graduation from an approved school of medicine in order to qualify under ORS 677.100:

(1) Must speak English fluently and write English legibly.

(2) Must have graduated from an international school of medicine:

(a) The medical school must be chartered in the country in which it is located and must provide a resident course of professional instruction, be accredited by an accrediting organization acceptable to the Board, or be recognized by the appropriate civil authorities of the country in which the school is located as an acceptable education program. The Board may determine that the accreditation of an international medical school is not acceptable if the Board receives documentation that the medical school has had its authorization, accreditation, certification or approval denied or removed by any state, country or territorial jurisdiction or that its graduates were refused a license by any state, country or territorial jurisdiction on the grounds that the school failed or fails to meet reasonable standards for medical education facilities.

(b) The graduate must have attended at least four full terms of instruction of eight months each, with all courses having been completed by physical on-site attendance in the country in which the school is chartered. The requirement for four full terms of instruction of eight months each term may be waived for any applicant for licensure who has graduated from an international school of medicine, has substantially complied with the attendance requirements provided herein, and is certified by a specialty board.

(c) Any clinical clerkships obtained in a country other than that in which the school is chartered must be satisfactorily completed.

(d) If requested, the applicant must provide the Board with documentation to substantiate that the medical school from which the applicant graduated meets the requirements in subsection (2)(a) of this rule.

(3) Must have obtained certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. This requirement may be waived if:

(a) The accredited postgraduate training was completed in Canada; or

(b) The accredited postgraduate training was completed prior to the enforcement of the ECFMG certification; or

(c) The applicant has been certified by a specialty board; or

(d) The applicant has successfully completed a Fifth Pathway training program.

(4) Must have satisfactorily completed an approved internship, residency or clinical fellowship in the United States or Canada of at least three years of progressive training in not more than two specialties in training programs accredited for internship, residency or fellowship training by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the American Osteopathic Association, the College of Family Physicians of Canada or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

(a) The following may be used in lieu of the three years of postgraduate training:

(A) Current certification by a specialty board; or

(B) Successful completion of four years of practice in Oregon under a Limited License, Medical Faculty, in accordance with OAR 847-020-0140(1); or

(C) Successful completion of four years of practice in another United States jurisdiction under a license substantially similar to the Limited License, Medical Faculty.

(b) If the applicant is unable to satisfy the requirement in section (4) of this rule for postgraduate training, and the applicant has been granted a dispensation by a specialty board whereby the specialty board has granted credit for postgraduate training completed abroad toward fulfillment of the requirements for admission to a future specialty board’s certification examination, the Board may consider the dispensation as fulfilling that same portion of the Board’s requirement for postgraduate training.

(5) Must pass a written licensure examination as provided in ORS 677.110 and OAR 847-020-0170.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.100, 677.110 & 677.265
Hist. BME 9-2001, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-01; BME 8-2002, f. & cert. ef. 7-17-02; BME 10-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-22-04 thru 10-15-04; BME 15-2004, f. & cert. ef. 7-13-04; BME 8-2005, f. & cert. ef. 7-20-05; BME 4-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-8-06 thru 7-7-06; BME 10-2006, f. & cert. ef. 5-8-06; BME 20-2007, f. & cert. ef. 10-24-07; BME 4-2009, f. & cert. ef. 1-22-09; BME 6-2010, f. & cert. ef. 4-26-10; BME 11-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-26-10 thru 1-10-11; BME 17-2010, f. & cert. ef. 10-25-10; OMB 9-2013, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-13

847-020-0140

Limited License, Medical Faculty Qualifications

(1) Any physician who does not qualify for a medical license under any of the provisions of this chapter and who is offered by the Dean of an approved medical school in this state a full-time faculty position may, after application to and approval by the Board, be granted a Limited License, Medical Faculty to engage in the practice of medicine only to the extent that such practice is incident to and a necessary part of the applicant's duties as approved by the Board in connection with such faculty position.

(2) To qualify for a Limited License, Medical Faculty an applicant must meet all the following requirements:

(a) Furnish documentary evidence satisfactory to the Board that the applicant is a United States citizen or is legally admitted to the United States.

(b) Furnish documentary evidence satisfactory to the Board that the applicant has been licensed to practice and has practiced medicine and surgery for not less than four years in another state or country whose requirements for licensure are satisfactory to the Board, or has been engaged in the practice of medicine in the United States for at least four years in approved hospitals, or has completed a combination of such licensed practice and training.

(c) The dean of the medical school must certify in writing to the Board that the applicant has been appointed to a full-time faculty position; that a position is available; and that because the applicant has unique expertise in a specific field of medicine, the medical school considers the applicant to be a valuable member of the faculty.

(d) The head of the department in which the applicant is to be appointed must certify in writing to the Board that the applicant will be under the direction of the head of the department and will not be permitted to practice medicine unless as a necessary part of the applicant's duties as approved by the Board in subsection (1)(a) of this rule.

(e) The applicant may be required to take and pass an examination by the Board.

(3) A Limited License, Medical Faculty is valid for one year after issuance and may be renewed as frequently as needed for a total period not to exceed four years. The four years must be consecutive.

(4) Having completed four years of practice under a Limited License, Medical Faculty and successfully passed one of the examinations or combination of examinations per OAR 847-020-0170, the applicant is eligible for licensure.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.132 & 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.100, 677.110, 677.132 & 677.265
Hist. BME 9-2001, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-01; BME 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 1-28-02; BME 5-2002, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-02; BME 3-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-8-06; BME 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 1-24-07; BME 18-2008, f. & cert. ef. 7-21-08; BME 23-2008, f. & cert. ef. 10-31-08; OMB 9-2013, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-13; OMB 23-2013, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-13

847-020-0150

Documents and Forms to be Submitted for Licensure

The documents submitted must be legible and no larger than 8 1/2” x 11”. All documents and photographs will be retained by the Board as a permanent part of the application file. If original documents are larger than 8 1/2” x 11”, the copies must be reduced to the correct size with all wording and signatures clearly shown. Official translations are required for documents issued in a foreign language. The following documents are required:

(1) Application: Completed formal application provided by the Board. Required dates must include month, day and year.

(2) Birth Certificate: A copy of birth certificate.

(3) Medical School Diploma: A copy of a diploma showing graduation from an approved school of medicine or an international school of medicine.

(4) American Specialty Board Certificate or Recertification Certificate: A copy of the certificate issued by the American Specialty Board in the applicant's specialty, if applicable.

(5) Photograph: A close-up, passport quality photograph, front view, head and shoulders (not profile), with features distinct, taken within 90 days preceding the filing of the application.

(6) The results of a Practitioner Self-Query from the National Practitioner Data Bank sent to the Board by the applicant.

(7) Legible fingerprints as described in 847-008-0068 for the purpose of a criminal records background check.

(8) An applicant must pass an open-book examination on the Medical Practice Act (ORS Chapter 677) and an open-book examination on the Drug Enforcement Administration’s regulations governing the use of controlled substances. If an applicant fails one or both examinations three times, the applicant’s application will be reviewed by the Board’s Administrative Affairs Committee and the applicant must attend an informal meeting with a Board member, a Board investigator and/or the Medical Director of the Board to discuss the applicant’s failure of the examination(s), before being given a fourth and final attempt to pass the examination(s). If the applicant does not pass the examination(s) on the fourth attempt, the applicant may be denied licensure.

(9) Any other documentation or explanatory statements as required by the Board.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.100 & 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.010 & 677.265
Hist. BME 9-2001, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-01; BME 3-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-8-06; BME 15-2007, f. & cert. ef. 7-23-07; BME 20-2007, f. & cert. ef. 10-24-07; BME 6-2010, f. & cert. ef. 4-26-10; OMB 9-2013, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-13; OMB 34-2013, f. & cert. ef. 10-15-13

847-020-0155 [Renumbered to 847-008-0068]

847-020-0160

Letters and Official Verifications to be Submitted for Licensure

The applicant must ensure that official documents are sent to the Board directly from:

(1) The Medical/Osteopathic School:

(a) A Dean's Letter of Recommendation must include a statement concerning the applicant's moral and ethical character and overall performance as a medical student. If the school attests that a Dean’s Letter is unavailable or the Board determines that it is unacceptable, a copy of the transcripts may be acceptable.

(b) Verification of Medical Education form must include degree issued, date of degree, dates of attendance for each year, dates and reason for any leaves of absence or repeated years, and dates, name and location of school of medicine if a transfer student.

(2) The Fifth Pathway Hospital, if such applies: An evaluation of overall performance and specific beginning and ending dates of training.

(3) The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates: Verification of certification.

(4) The Director of Medical Education, Chairman or other official of the internship, residency and fellowship hospitals in the United States and other countries: An evaluation of overall performance, specialty and specific beginning and ending dates of training.

(5) The Director or other official for practice and employment in hospitals, clinics, etc. in the United States and foreign countries: A currently dated original letter (a copy is not acceptable), sent directly from the hospital/clinic, must include an evaluation of overall performance and specific beginning and ending dates of practice and employment, for the past five (5) years only. If the applicant has not practiced for more than two years, employment verifications will be required for the past ten (10) years. For physicians who have been or are in solo practice without hospital privileges at the time of solo practice, provide three reference letters from physicians in the local medical community who are familiar with the applicant’s practice and who have known the applicant for more than six months.

(6) All health licensing boards in any jurisdiction where the applicant has ever been licensed; regardless of status, i.e., current, lapsed, never practiced there: Verification, sent directly from the boards, must show license number, date issued, examination grades if applicable and status.

(7) Official Examination Certifications: An official examination certification showing the examination score is required directly from the National Board of Medical Examiners, the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, the Medical Council of Canada, the Federation of State Medical Boards or the individual state administering the exam.

(8) The Federation of State Medical Boards: A Board Action Databank Inquiry report.

(9) Any other documentation as required by the Board, including but not limited to medical records and criminal or civil records.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.010, 677.100 & 677.265
Hist. BME 9-2001, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-01; BME 8-2005, f. & cert. ef. 7-20-05; BME 15-2007, f. & cert. ef. 7-23-07; BME 18-2008, f. & cert. ef. 7-21-08; BME 6-2010, f. & cert. ef. 4-26-10; OMB 9-2013, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-13

847-020-0165

Application for Licensure by Military Spouse or Domestic Partner

(1) “Military spouse or domestic partner” means a spouse or domestic partner of an active member of the Armed Forces of the United States who is the subject of a military transfer to Oregon.

(2) To qualify for licensure under this rule, the military spouse or domestic partner must:

(a) Meet the qualifications for licensure as stated in OAR 847-020-0120, 847-020-0130, and 847-020-0170;

(b) Be married to, or in a domestic partnership with, a member of the Armed Forces of the United States who is assigned to a duty station located in Oregon by official active duty military order;

(c) Be licensed to practice medicine in another state or territory of the United States;

(d) Be in good standing, with no restrictions or limitations upon, actions taken against, or investigation or disciplinary action pending against his or her license in any jurisdiction where the applicant is or has been licensed; and

(e) Have at least one year of active practice or teaching of medicine during the three years immediately preceding the application.

(3) If a military spouse or domestic partner applies for a license to practice medicine, the Board may accept:

(a) A copy of the medical school diploma to fulfill the requirement for a Dean’s Letter of Recommendation and the Verification of Medical Education form; and

(b) Verification of licensure in good standing from the jurisdiction of current or most recent practice of medicine to fulfill the requirement of verifications of licensure from all jurisdictions of prior and current health related licensure.

(4) If a military spouse or domestic partner applies for a license to practice medicine, the Board will obtain the following on behalf of the applicant:

(a) The results of a query of the National Practitioner Data Bank; and

(b) The results of a query of the Federation of State Medical Boards’ Board Action Data Bank.

(5) In addition to the documents required in section (3) of this rule and by OAR 847-020-0150 and 847-020-0160, the military spouse or domestic partner must submit a copy of the:

(a) Marriage certificate or domestic partnership registration with the name of the applicant and the name of the active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States; and

(b) Assignment to a duty station located in Oregon by official active duty military order for the spouse or domestic partner named in the marriage certificate or domestic partnership registration.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265 & HB 2037 (2013)
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.010, 677.100, 677.265 & HB 2037 (2013)
Hist.: OMB 21-2013(Temp), f. 8-2-13, cert. ef. 8-3-13 thru 1-30-14; OMB 35-2013, f. & cert. ef. 10-15-13

847-020-0170

Examination for Licensure

(1) The applicant must have passed one of the following examinations or combinations of examinations:

(a) United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Steps 1, 2, and 3.

(b) National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) examination or the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX) or any combination of their parts.

(c) Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Parts 1 and 2.

(d) Federation Licensing Examination (FLEX) Components 1 and 2 or FLEX Days I, II, and III.

(e) National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Parts I, II, and III.

(f) State licensing examination administered by a state or territory of the United States, if approved by the Board.

(g)(A) NBME Part I or USMLE Step 1; and

(B) NBME Part II or USMLE Step 2; and

(C) NBME Part III or USMLE Step 3 or FLEX Component 2.

(h) FLEX Component 1 and USMLE Step 3.

(2) The score achieved on each Step, Part, Component or state examination must equal or exceed the figure established by the entity administering the examination as a passing score.

(3) All Steps, Parts or Components listed in subsections (1)(g)–(h) must be administered prior to January 2000, except for applicants who participated in and completed a combined MD/DO/PhD program.

(4) The applicant who bases an application on passing the USMLE or the NBOME examination or the COMLEX must have done so under the following conditions:

(a) All three Steps of USMLE, or all three Levels of the NBOME examination or COMLEX or any combination, must be passed within a seven-year period which begins when the first Step or Level, either Step 1 or Step 2 or Level 1 or Level 2, is passed. An applicant who has not passed all three Steps or Levels within the seven-year period may request an exception to the seven-year requirement if he/she:

(A) Has current certification by a specialty board as defined in 847-020-0100; or

(B) Suffered from a documented significant health condition which by its severity would necessarily cause a delay to the applicant’s medical or osteopathic study; or

(C) Participated in a combined MD/DO/PhD program; or

(D) Completed continuous approved post-graduate training with the equivalent number of years to an MD/DO/PhD program; or

(E) Experienced other extenuating circumstances that do not indicate an inability to safely practice medicine as determined by the Board.

(b) The applicant must have passed USMLE Step 3 or NBOME’s COMLEX Level 3 within four attempts whether for Oregon or any other state. After the third failed attempt, the applicant must have completed one additional year of postgraduate training in the United States or Canada prior to readmission to the examination. The Board must approve the additional year of training to determine whether the applicant is eligible for licensure. The applicant, after completion of the required year of training, must have passed USMLE Step 3 or COMLEX Level 3 on their fourth and final attempt. An applicant who has passed USMLE Step 3 or COMLEX Level 3, but not within the four attempts as required, may request a waiver of this requirement if he/she has current certification by a specialty board as defined in 847-020-0100.

(5) The applicant who bases an application upon passing the FLEX examination must have done so under the following conditions:

(a) The FLEX examination must have been passed within seven years of the first attempt. The applicant who has taken the FLEX examination (Day I, II, and III) administered between June 1968 and December 1984 must have taken the entire examination at one sitting. The applicant who has taken the FLEX examination (Components 1 and 2), in June 1985 or after, was not required to take both Components 1 and 2 at one sitting.

(b) The applicant may not have taken the FLEX examination more than a total of four times, whether in Oregon or other states, whether the components were taken together or separately. After the third failed attempt, the applicant must have satisfactorily completed one year of approved training in the United States or Canada prior to having taken the entire FLEX examination at one sitting on the fourth and final attempt. An applicant who has passed the FLEX examination but not within the four attempts may request a waiver of this requirement if he/she has current certification by a specialty board as defined in 847-020-0100.

(c) Only the applicant's scores on the most recently taken FLEX examination will be considered to determine eligibility.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.110, 677.120 & 677.265
Hist. BME 9-2001, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-01; BME 5-2003, f. & cert. ef. 1-27-03; BME 10-2003, f. & cert. ef. 5-2-03; BME 14-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-9-03 thru 3-1-04; BME 3-2004, f. & cert. ef. 1-27-04; BME 7-2004, f. & cert. ef. 4-22-04; BME 15-2004, f. & cert. ef. 7-13-04; BME 8-2005, f. & cert. ef. 7-20-05; BME 3-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-8-06; BME 4-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-8-06 thru 7-7-06; BME 10-2006, f. & cert. ef. 5-8-06; BME 20-2007, f. & cert. ef. 10-24-07; BME 18-2008, f. & cert. ef. 7-21-08; BME 6-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-9-09 thru 10-2-09; Administrative correction 10-22-09; OMB 24-2012, f. & cert. ef. 8-3-12; OMB 9-2013, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-13

847-020-0182

SPEX or COMVEX Requirements

(1) If an applicant for licensure or reactivation has not completed postgraduate training within the past 10 years or been certified or recertified by a specialty board within the past 10 years, the applicant may be required to demonstrate clinical competency by passing the Special Purpose Examination (SPEX) or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Variable-Purpose Examination (COMVEX).

(2) The SPEX/COMVEX requirement may be waived if the applicant has done one or more of the following:

(a) Received a current appointment as Professor or Associate Professor at the Oregon Health and Science University or the Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific;

(b) Completed at least 50 hours of Board-approved continuing medical education each year for the past three years; or

(c) Can demonstrate ongoing participation in maintenance of certification with a specialty board as defined in 847-020-0100.

(3) The applicant who fails the SPEX or COMVEX three times, whether in Oregon or other states, must successfully complete one year of an accredited residency or an accredited or Board-approved clinical fellowship before retaking the SPEX or COMVEX.

(4) The applicant may be granted a Limited License, SPEX/COMVEX according to 847-010-0064.

(5) All rules, regulations and statutory requirements pertaining to the medical school graduate remain in full effect.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.100, 677.132, 677.190 & 677.265
Hist.: OMB 25-2012, f. & cert. ef. 8-3-12; OMB 9-2013, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-13; OMB 13-2014, f. & cert. ef. 10-8-14

847-020-0183

Re-Entry to Practice — SPEX or COMVEX Examination, Re-Entry Plan

If an applicant has ceased the practice of medicine for a period of 12 or more consecutive months immediately preceding the application for licensure or reactivation, the applicant may be required to demonstrate clinical competency.

(1) The applicant who has ceased the practice of medicine for a period of 12 or more consecutive months may be required to pass the Special Purpose Examination (SPEX) or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Variable-Purpose Examination (COMVEX). This requirement may be waived if the applicant has done one or more of the following:

(a) The applicant has received a current appointment as Professor or Associate Professor at the Oregon Health and Science University or the Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific;

(b) The applicant can demonstrate ongoing participation in maintenance of certification with a specialty board as defined in 847-020-0100; or

(c) Subsequent to ceasing practice, the applicant has:

(A) Completed one year of an accredited residency, or

(B) Completed one year of an accredited or Board-approved clinical fellowship, or

(C) Been certified or recertified by a specialty board as defined in 847-020-0100, or

(D) Obtained continuing medical education to the Board’s satisfaction.

(2) The applicant who has ceased the practice of medicine for a period of 24 or more consecutive months may be required to complete a re-entry plan to the satisfaction of the Board. The re-entry plan must be reviewed and approved through a Consent Agreement prior to the applicant beginning the re-entry plan. Depending on the amount of time out-of-practice, the applicant may be required to do one or more of the following:

(a) Pass the SPEX/COMVEX examination;

(b) Practice for a specified period of time under a mentor/supervising physician who will provide periodic reports to the Board;

(c) Obtain certification or re-certification, or participate in maintenance of certification, with a specialty board as defined in 847-020-0100;

(d) Complete a re-entry program as determined appropriate by the Board;

(e) Complete one year of accredited postgraduate or clinical fellowship training, which must be pre-approved by the Board’s Medical Director;

(f) Complete at least 50 hours of Board-approved continuing medical education each year for the past three years.

(3) The applicant who fails the SPEX or COMVEX examination three times, whether in Oregon or other states, must successfully complete one year of an accredited residency or an accredited or Board-approved clinical fellowship before retaking the SPEX or COMVEX examination.

(4) The applicant may be granted a Limited License, SPEX/COMVEX according to 847-010-0064.

(5) All of the rules, regulations and statutory requirements pertaining to the medical school graduate remain in full effect.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.100, 677.190 & 677.265
Hist.: BME 20-2007, f. & cert. ef. 10-24-07; BME 4-2008, f. & cert. ef. 1-22-08; BME 6-2010, f. & cert. ef. 4-26-10; OMB 25-2011, f. & cert. ef. 10-18-11; OMB 9-2013, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-13; OMB 11-2014, f. & cert. ef. 4-9-14; OMB 13-2014, f. & cert. ef. 10-8-14

847-020-0185

License Application Withdrawals

(1) The Board will consider a request by an applicant to withdraw his/her application for licensure in the State of Oregon under the following circumstances:

(a) The applicant is eligible for licensure; and

(b) The file contains no evidence of violation of any provision of ORS 677.010 — 677.855.

(2) An applicant may request to withdraw his/her application for licensure in the State of Oregon and the withdrawal will be reported to the Federation of State Medical Boards under the following circumstances:

(a) The applicant is eligible for licensure; and

(b) The file contains evidence that the applicant may have violated any provision of ORS 677.010 — 677.855, but the Board has decided that there is an insufficient basis to proceed to formal discipline, or a licensing body in another state has imposed formal discipline or entered into a consent agreement for the same conduct, and that action has been reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.100, 677.190, 677.265
Hist.: BME 11-2006, f. & cert. ef. 5-8-06; OMB 34-2013, f. & cert. ef. 10-15-13

847-020-0190

Denial of Licensure

An applicant may not be entitled to a license who:

(1) Has failed to pass a medical licensure examination for licensure in the State of Oregon;

(2) Has had a license revoked or suspended in this or any other state or country unless the said license has been restored or reinstated and the applicant's license is in good standing in the state or country which had revoked the same;

(3) Has been refused a license or certificate in any other state or country on any grounds other than failure in a medical licensure examination;

(4) Has been guilty of conduct similar to that which would be prohibited by or to which ORS 677.190 would apply; or

(5) Has been guilty of cheating or subverting the medical licensing examination process. Medical licensing examination means any examination given by the Board to an applicant for registration, certification or licensure under this act. Evidence of cheating or subverting includes, but is not limited to:

(a) Copying answers from another examinee or permitting one's answers to be copied by another examinee during the examination;

(b) Having in one's possession during the examination any books, notes, written or printed materials or data of any kind, other than examination materials distributed by board staff, which could facilitate the applicant in completing the examination;

(c) Communicating with any other examinee during the administration of the examination;

(d) Removing from the examining room any examination materials;

(e) Photographing or otherwise reproducing examination materials.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.190
Hist. BME 9-2001, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-01; BME 11-2003, f. & cert. ef. 7-15-03; OMB 9-2013, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-13

847-020-0200

Required School Subjects

Subjects covered in schools of medicine that grant degrees of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy as set forth in ORS 677.110 are basic sciences, clinical sciences, clinical competence and/or other subjects that may be specified by the Board.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.110
Hist. BME 9-2001, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-01

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