Additional powers of board; rules
(1)Adopt necessary and proper rules:
(a)To establish standards and tests to determine the moral, intellectual, educational, scientific, technical and professional qualifications of applicants for licenses to practice in this state.
(b)To enforce the provisions of this chapter and to exercise general supervision over the practice of chiropractic within this state.
(c)To establish standards and procedures for certifying chiropractic assistants as qualified to provide physiotherapy, electrotherapy or hydrotherapy under the direction of a chiropractic physician, and to establish continuing education requirements as a condition of maintaining such certification.
(d)To establish standards for the use of ancillary personnel. As used in this paragraph, “ancillary personnel” means a chiropractic physician’s personnel who are directed or designated, by spoken or written words or other means, to follow and carry out the chiropractic physician’s orders or directions.
(2)Issue, deny, suspend and revoke licenses and limited licenses, assess costs of proceedings and place persons on probation as provided in this chapter.
(3)Without the necessity of prior administrative proceedings or hearing and entry of an order or at any time during such proceedings if they have been commenced, institute proceedings to enjoin the practice of any person operating in violation of this chapter.
(4)Make its personnel and facilities available to other regulatory agencies of this state, or other bodies interested in the development and improvement of the practice of chiropractic in this state, upon such terms and conditions for reimbursement as are agreed to by the board and the other agency or body.
(5)Determine the chiropractic schools, colleges and institutions and the training acceptable in connection with licensing under this chapter and approve residency, internship and other training programs carried on by chiropractic schools, colleges or institutions or chiropractic facilities.
(6)Prescribe the time, place, method, manner, scope and subjects of examinations under this chapter.
(7)Prescribe all forms that it considers appropriate for the purposes of this chapter, and require the submission of photographs and relevant personal history data by applicants for licenses to practice chiropractic in this state.
(8)For the purpose of requesting a state or nationwide criminal records check under ORS 181A.195 (Criminal records check) require each applicant for a license or certification, or renewal of a license or certification, to be fingerprinted.
(9)Subject to ORS 684.150 (Powers and duties of board), administer oaths, issue notices and subpoenas in the name of the board, enforce subpoenas in the manner authorized by ORS 183.440 (Subpoenas in contested cases), hold hearings and perform such other acts as are reasonably necessary to carry out its duties under this chapter.
(10)Establish specialty certificate requirements within the practice of chiropractic, adopt rules applicable to specialty certification and require specialty certification for chiropractic physicians engaging in practices identified by the board as requiring specialty certification. [1975 c.492 §9; 1987 c.726 §11; 1989 c.805 §4; 1991 c.892 §10; 1995 c.493 §8; 1997 c.264 §12; 2001 c.598 §2b; 2005 c.730 §46; 2013 c.514 §6]
Atty. Gen. Opinions
Authority of licensee to practice obstetrics, (1972) Vol 35, p 1267; authority of licensee to purchase and use local anesthetic and antiseptic substances for minor surgery, (1978) Vol 38, p 2231