OAR 850-040-0210
Continuing Education

(1) All Licensees: Complete mandatory pain management education as required by ORS 413.570 (Pain Management Commission)-413.599 (Rules) and OAR 409-050-0100 (Purpose)-409-050-130 within 24 months of licensure.
(2) Active License: Thirty-two (32) [total] continuing education (CE) hours are annually required to maintain an active license to practice Naturopathic Medicine, including a minimum of:
(a) Ten (10) hours of pharmacology.
(b) Two (2) hours of medical ethics, suicide intervention and prevention, or cultural competency.
(c) Twenty (20) hours of education that promotes competency and skills necessary to assure the people of Oregon the highest standard of naturopathic medical care.
(3) Inactive License: 10 CE (total) hours are required annually to maintain an inactive license.
(4) Board pre-approved continuing education programs that do not require Board approval:
(a) Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
(b) American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE);
(c) The Federation of Naturopathic Medicine Regulatory Authority (FNMRA)
(5) Continuing education programs not listed in Section 4, are subject to Board approval based on the following criteria:
(a) Presented by naturopathic physicians, other physicians or other professionally acknowledged health care educators with expertise in the subject matter;
(b) Support, develop, and increase the knowledge, skills, and professionalism of naturopathic physicians.
(c) Research for the advancement of naturopathic medicine;
(d) Subjects in the scope of practice of naturopathic medicine;
(6) Individuals seeking Board approval for continuing education programs not listed in Section 4 shall complete and submit an CE application to the Board for approval, with the following:
(a) Syllabus or course outline;
(b) Hourly presentation schedule;
(c) Total credit hours requested, and applicable category;
(d) Curriculum vitae or resume for each presenter
(e) All additional information or materials required 850-040-0230 (Continuing Education Approval: Licensee Submissions)
(7) Continuing Education will not be approved for the following program areas:
(a) Programs that are proprietary in nature, promoting exclusive services, companies or products;
(b) Programs that misrepresent or mislead the end result or skill obtained by the education or training offered;
(c) Business growth and development;
(d) Medical or insurance billing practices;
(e) Nonprofessional health related programs presented by a lay person(s) or directed to the general public;
(f) Programs that are not related to the scope of practice of naturopathic medicine.
(8) Individuals may resubmit applications that have not been approved with additional substantiating documentation.
(9) Program providers shall provide attendees’ proof of continuing education hours completed.
(10) Licensees must retain proof continuing education hours earned for a minimum of five calendar years.

Source: Rule 850-040-0210 — Continuing Education, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=850-040-0210.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 850-040-0210’s source at or​.us