Authority of regulatory boards to require cultural competency continuing education
- documentation of participation
(1)As used in this section, “board” means the:
(a)State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology;
(b)State Board of Chiropractic Examiners;
(c)State Board of Licensed Social Workers;
(d)Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists;
(e)Oregon Board of Dentistry;
(f)Board of Licensed Dietitians;
(g)State Board of Massage Therapists;
(h)Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine;
(i)Oregon State Board of Nursing;
(j)Long Term Care Administrators Board;
(k)Oregon Board of Optometry;
(L)State Board of Pharmacy;
(m)Oregon Medical Board;
(n)Occupational Therapy Licensing Board;
(o)Oregon Board of Physical Therapy;
(p)Oregon Board of Psychology;
(q)Board of Medical Imaging;
(r)State Board of Direct Entry Midwifery;
(s)State Board of Denture Technology;
(t)Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologist Licensing Board;
(u)Home Care Commission;
(v)Oregon Health Authority, to the extent that the authority licenses emergency medical service providers; and
(w)Health Licensing Office, to the extent that the office licenses lactation consultants.
(2)Intentionally left blank —Ed.
(a)A board shall adopt rules to require a person authorized to practice the profession regulated by the board to complete cultural competency continuing education. Completion of the continuing education described in this subsection shall be a condition of renewal of an authorization to practice the profession regulated by the board every other time that the person’s authorization is subject to renewal.
(b)Cultural competency continuing education courses may be taken in addition to or, if a board determines that the cultural competency continuing education fulfills existing continuing education requirements, instead of any other continuing education requirement imposed by the board.
(c)A board shall consider the availability of the continuing education described in this subsection when adopting rules regarding the required number of credits of continuing education.
(d)A board shall encourage, but may not require, the completion of continuing education approved by the Oregon Health Authority under ORS 413.450 (Continuing education in cultural competency). A board shall accept as meeting the requirements of this subsection continuing education that meets the skills requirements established by the authority by rule.
(3)The requirements of subsection (2) of this section do not apply to a person authorized to practice a profession regulated by a board if the person is:
(a)Retired and not practicing the profession in any state;
(b)Not practicing the profession in this state; or
(c)Residing in this state but not practicing the profession in any state. [2013 c.240 §1; 2017 c.6 §28; 2017 c.499 §19; 2018 c.61 §24; 2019 c.43 §11; 2019 c.186 §1]
Section 676.850 — Authority of regulatory boards to require cultural competency continuing education; documentation of participation; rules,