Regulation of Medicine, Podiatry and Acupuncture

ORS 677.060
Persons and practices not within scope of chapter

This chapter does not affect or prevent the following:


The practice of medicine or podiatry in this state by any commissioned medical or podiatric officer serving in the Armed Forces of the United States or Public Health Service, or any medical or podiatric officer on duty with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, while any such medical or podiatric officer is engaged in the performance of the actual duties prescribed by the laws and regulations of the United States.


The meeting in this state of any licensed practitioner of medicine of any other state or country with a licensed practitioner of medicine in this state, for consultation.


Supervised clinical training by an acupuncture student who is enrolled in a school approved to offer credit for post-secondary clinical education in Oregon or clinical practice of acupuncture by a practitioner licensed to practice acupuncture in another state or foreign country who is enrolled in clinical training approved by the Oregon Medical Board.


The practice of medicine or podiatry by an individual licensed to practice medicine or podiatry in another state or country who is providing health care services for an out-of-state athletic team provided that:


The individual is practicing pursuant to a written agreement with the team under which the individual provides health care services:


Only for team members, team staff members or family members traveling with the team; and


For a specific athletic event taking place in this state;


The individual practices medicine or podiatry for no more than 10 consecutive days for each athletic event or, upon written order by the executive director of the Oregon Medical Board, an additional amount of time not to exceed 21 consecutive days for each athletic event;


The individual does not provide health care services or perform consultations for a resident of this state unless the resident is a team member, team staff member or family member traveling with the team; and


The individual does not provide health care services at a health care facility, as defined in ORS 442.015 (Definitions), unless the health care facility is located in an arena or stadium or on a college campus or is a temporary facility established for an athletic event.


The furnishing of medical or surgical assistance in cases of emergency requiring immediate attention.


The domestic administration of family remedies.


The practice of dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, optometry, psychology, regulated social work, chiropractic, naturopathic medicine or cosmetic therapy, by any person authorized by this state.


The practice of the religion of persons who endeavor to prevent or cure disease or suffering by prayer or other spiritual means in accordance with the tenets of any church. Nothing in this chapter interferes in any manner with the individual’s right to select the practitioner or mode of treatment of an individual’s choice, or interferes with the right of the person so employed to give the treatment so chosen if public health laws and rules are complied with.


The sale of lenses, artificial eyes, limbs or surgical instruments or other apparatus or appliances of a similar character.


The sale, rent or use for hire of any device or appliance, the sale of which is not prohibited by the laws of Oregon or the United States.


The practice of physiotherapy, electrotherapy or hydrotherapy carried on by a duly licensed practitioner of medicine, naturopathic medicine or chiropractic, or by ancillary personnel certified by the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, pursuant to ORS 684.155 (Additional powers of board) (1)(c)(A), to provide physiotherapy, electrotherapy or hydrotherapy and working under the direction of a chiropractic physician.


The practice or use of massage, Swedish movement, physical culture, or other natural methods requiring use of the hands.


The use of the title “doctor,” “chiropractic physician,” “naturopathic physician,” “doctor of optometry,” “optometric physician” or “podiatric physician” in accordance with ORS 676.110 (Use of title “doctor”) and 676.120 (Use of deceased licensee’s name). [Amended by 1953 c.159 §6; 1955 c.157 §1; 1961 c.400 §2; 1967 c.470 §4; 1975 c.776 §4; 1983 c.486 §3; 1987 c.726 §10; 1989 c.830 §2; 1991 c.67 §181; 1999 c.466 §1; 2009 c.142 §4; 2009 c.442 §45; 2013 c.419 §1]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of chiropractor to practice obstetrics, (1972) Vol 35, p 1267; administration of medication by psychiatric aide, (1975) Vol 37, p 478

Chapter 677

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Extent of grandfather right under 1969 Act amending barbers law, (1972) Vol 36, p 23; licensing requirements for hospital technicians employed by state correctional facilities, (1987) Vol 45, p 188


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