Regulation of Medicine, Podiatry and Acupuncture

ORS 677.759
License required

  • qualifications
  • effect of using certain terms
  • rules


No person shall practice acupuncture without first obtaining a license to practice medicine and surgery or a license to practice acupuncture from the Oregon Medical Board except as provided in subsection (2) of this section.


Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, the board may issue a license to practice acupuncture to an individual licensed to practice acupuncture in another state or territory of the United States if the individual is licensed to practice medicine and surgery or acupuncture in the other state or territory. The board shall not issue such a license unless the requirements of the other state or territory are similar to the requirements of this state.


The board shall examine the qualifications of an applicant and determine who shall be authorized to practice acupuncture.


Using the term “acupuncture,” “acupuncturist,” “Oriental medicine” or any other term, title, name or abbreviation indicating that an individual is qualified or licensed to practice acupuncture is prima facie evidence of practicing acupuncture.


In addition to the powers and duties of the board described in this chapter, the board shall adopt rules consistent with ORS 677.757 (Definitions for ORS 677.757 to 677.770) to 677.770 (Fees) governing the issuance of a license to practice acupuncture. [1993 c.378 §2]
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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