OAR 855-021-0016
Continuing Education in Pain Management


A pharmacist licensed under these rules must complete seven hours of continuing education in pain management as detailed in the following sub-sections. This is a one-time requirement:


A one-hour pain management course, specific to Oregon, provided by the Pain Management Commission of the Oregon Health Authority; and


A minimum of six hours of continuing education in pain management. This requirement may be fulfilled by any combination of continuing education coursework focusing on pain management including but not limited to the treatment of terminally ill and dying patients, and those with chronic, non-malignant pain.


A pharmacist must complete the required continuing education within 24 months of their first license renewal.


A pharmacist must retain for three years, documentation showing they have met the requirement of this rule, and must provide this documentation if requested by the Board.


The pain management continuing education required under this rule shall count towards the 3.0 continuing pharmacy education units required under OAR 855-021-0005 (Continuing Pharmacy Education Required for Pharmacist License Renewal), in the license cycle in which the pain management continuing education is completed.

Source: Rule 855-021-0016 — Continuing Education in Pain Management, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=855-021-0016.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 855-021-0016’s source at or​.us