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OREGON BOARD OF NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE

 

DIVISION 20

APPROVAL OF NATUROPATHIC SCHOOLS OF MEDICINE

850-020-0000

Scope and Purpose

(1) ORS 685.060 requires that one of the minimum educational requirements for licensure to practice naturopathic medicine in Oregon is graduation from a naturopathic school or college approved by the State Board of Naturopathic Medicine which teaches adequate courses in all subjects necessary to the practice of naturopathic medicine. The statute also specifies required subjects and subjects which the Board may not require, and permits the Board to require other subjects at its discretion.

(2) The Board of Naturopathic Medicine approves schools of naturopathic medicine that have met the accreditation standards of the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME) and meets the standards of ORS 685.060 and any rules promulgated by the Board.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 685.125
Stats. Implemented: 685.010
Hist.: NE 1-1981, f. & ef. 12-7-81; BNE 1-2005, f. & cert. ef. 2-4-05

850-020-0005

Exercise of Board Authority

(1) The Board retains its authority to review any school for approval even if it has met the standards of the CNME, other Board approved regional accrediting bodies, or both.

(2) The Board may revoke the approval of a school if it fails to meet the standards of the CNME, other Board approved accrediting bodies, or the Board.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 685.125
Stats. Implemented: 685.010
Hist.: NE 1-1981, f. & ef. 12-7-81; BNE 1-2005, f. & cert. ef. 2-4-05

850-020-0020

Standards

(1) The criteria used by the Board in considering a naturopathic college's application for approval shall include, but not be limited to the following:

(a) Program's mission and objectives;

(b) Organization and administration;

(c) Finances;

(d) Faculty;

(e) Student Services;

(f) Core Curriculum;

(g) Clinical education;

(h) Continuing education and Certification programs;

(i) Library and Information resources;

(j) Research; and

(k) Physical resources.

(l) The Board may request any additional information it feels pertinent to qualifying a school of naturopathic medicine.

(2) When appropriate, the Board will evaluate the criteria to ensure that the college is financially stable and that the college has resources and will produce a curriculum and level of instruction that should produce graduates who are competent to practice naturopathic medicine in Oregon.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 685.125
Stats. Implemented: 685.010
Hist.: NE 1-1981, f. & ef. 12-7-81; NE 3-1997(Temp), f. 12-1-97, cert. ef. 12-2-97 thru 5-31-98; BNE 3-1998, f. 7-31-98, cert. ef. 8-3-98; BNE 5-2001, f. & cert. ef. 8-10-01; BNE 1-2005, f. & cert. ef. 2-4-05

850-020-0025

Review Procedures

(1) The Board may acknowledge the adequacy of accreditation by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education, the Council on Higher Education Accreditation or other accrediting agency approved by resolution of the Board.

(2) Final action for approval by the Board may be held open to the public and the applicant college will be invited to attend.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 685.125
Stats. Implemented: 685.010
Hist.: NE 1-1981, f. & ef. 12-7-81; BNE 1-2005, f. & cert. ef. 2-4-05

850-020-0030

Revocation of Approval

Approval obtained under ORS 685.060 may be revoked for proper cause by the Board at its discretion, after a hearing. Such hearing shall be held in accordance to Model Rules of Procedure applicable to contested cases.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 685.125
Stats. Implemented: 685.010
Hist.: NE 1-1981, f. & ef. 12-7-81; BNE 1-2005, f. & cert. ef. 2-4-05

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