Or. Admin. R. 333-265-0050 - Licensure by Reciprocity

(1) A person registered with the National Registry as an EMR, EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic may apply to the Oregon Health Authority (Authority) for licensure by reciprocity.
(2) A person registered with the National Registry may request licensure at a lower level than their National Registry certification if the person has previously been certified by the National Registry at the level of licensure for which the person is applying.
(3) A person applying for Oregon EMS provider licensure by reciprocity shall:
(a) Submit a completed electronic application in a manner prescribed by the Authority along with the applicable nonrefundable fee;
(b) Submit documentation of the EMS provider training which meets or exceeds the requirements for Oregon EMS provider licensure at the level of licensure for which the person is applying;
(c) If applying for Paramedic licensure by reciprocity:
(A) Submit proof of having received an associate degree or higher from an accredited institution of higher learning approved by the Authority; or
(B) Submit proof of having at least two years out of the last five years of advanced life support, first response Paramedic experience in either another state or in the United States military at the National Registry Paramedic level.
(C) An applicant who does not meet the requirement in paragraph (3)(c)(A) or (B) may apply for a Transitional Paramedic license in accordance with OAR 333-265-0027.
(d) If licensed in another state, be in good standing with that state's licensing agency and with the National Registry; and
(e) Consent to a criminal records check in accordance with OAR 333-265-0025.
(4) The Authority shall review an application for licensure by reciprocity and shall conduct a criminal records check.
(5) If there are no issues that arise during the review of the application and the applicant meets all the applicable requirements of ORS chapter 682 and these rules, the Authority shall grant the applicant a license by reciprocity.
(6) If the applicant does not meet the standards for licensure, or there are criminal history or personal history issues that call into question the ability of the applicant to perform the duties of a licensed EMS provider, in accordance with ORS chapter 682 or these rules, the Authority may deny the application on the basis of the information provided, or conduct an investigation in accordance with OAR 333-265-0085. Following such an investigation the Authority may take any action as specified in OAR 333-265-0040.
(7) The Authority shall be the sole agency authorized to determine equivalency of EMS provider course work presented from an out-of-state accredited institution of higher learning.
(8) The Authority shall be the sole agency authorized to determine equivalency of work experience in lieu of the associate degree requirement for Paramedics.
(9) The Authority shall return any application that is incomplete, cannot be verified or does not include the appropriate fee.


Or. Admin. R. 333-265-0050
HD 63, f. 6-6-74, ef. 6-25-74; HD 1-1981, f. & ef. 1-14-81; Renumbered from 333-023-0620; HD 19-1984, f. & ef. 9-10-84; HD 16-1986, f. & ef. 9-9-86; HD 18-1990(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-19-90; HD 19-1991, f. & cert. ef. 10-18-91; HD 8-1993, f. 6-22-93, cert. ef. 7-1-93; HD 18-1994, 6-30-94, cert. ef. 7-1-94, Renumbered from 333-028-0020; HD 8-1995, f. & cert. ef. 11-6-95; OHD 9-2001, f. & cert. ef. 4-24-01; PH 10-2008, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-08; PH 13-2010, f. 6-30-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; PH 1-2011, f. & cert. ef. 1-6-11; PH 15-2011, f. 12-28-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; PH 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 1-25-13; PH 8-2017, f. & cert. ef. 3/30/2017; PH 255-2018, amend filed 09/25/2018, effective 9/25/2018; PH 27-2020, amend filed 04/27/2020, effective 7/1/2020; PH 52-2023, amend filed 11/07/2023, effective 12/1/2023

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 682.017, 682.208 & 682.218

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 682.017, 682.204, 682.208, 682.212, 682.216, 682.218 & 682.220

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