Or. Admin. R. 850-040-0210 - Annual Continuing Education Hours for Licensure Renewal and Program Approval Requirements and Procedures

(1) Active License: Thirty-two (32) [total] continuing education (CE) hours are annually required to maintain an active license to practice Naturopathic Medicine:
(a) Twenty (20) hours of general education that promotes competency and skills necessary to maintain the highest standard of naturopathic medical care, including a minimum of the following mandatory continuing education.
(b) Pain management education as required by ORS 413.590 as follows:
(A) Naturopathic physicians who receive their initial license in 2022, must complete and report one credit hour of pain management education during the 2022 annual renewal cycle.
(B) One (1) credit hour of pain management every odd number calendar year
(c) One (1) hour of cultural competency education as required by 676.850 every even number calendar year.
(d) Two (2) hours of medical ethics or suicide intervention and prevention
(e) Ten (10) hours of pharmacology.
(3) Inactive License: 10 CE (total) hours are required annually to maintain an inactive license.
(4) Board pre-approved continuing education programs that do not require Board approval:
(a) Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
(b) American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE);
(c) The Federation of Naturopathic Medicine Regulatory Authority (FNMRA)
(d) North American Naturopathic Continuing Education Accreditation Council (NANCEAC)
(5) Continuing education programs not listed in Section 4, are subject to Board approval based on the following criteria:
(a) Presented by naturopathic physicians, other physicians or other professionally acknowledged health care educators with expertise in the subject matter;
(b) Support, develop, and increase the knowledge, skills, and professionalism of naturopathic physicians.
(c) Research for the advancement of naturopathic medicine;
(d) Subjects in the scope of practice of naturopathic medicine;
(6) Individuals seeking Board approval for continuing education programs not listed in Section 4 shall complete and submit an CE application to the Board for approval, with the following:
(a) Syllabus or course outline;
(b) Hourly presentation schedule;
(c) Total credit hours requested, and applicable category;
(d) Curriculum vitae or resume for each presenter
(e) All additional information or materials required 850-040-0230
(7) Continuing Education will not be approved for the following program areas:
(a) Programs that are proprietary in nature, promoting exclusive services, companies or products;
(b) Programs that misrepresent or mislead the end result or skill obtained by the education or training offered;
(c) Business growth and development;
(d) Medical or insurance billing practices;
(e) Nonprofessional health related programs presented by a lay person(s) or directed to the general public;
(f) Programs that are not related to the scope of practice of naturopathic medicine.
(8) Individuals may resubmit applications that have not been approved with additional substantiating documentation.
(9) Licensees must retain proof continuing education hours earned for a minimum of five calendar years.


Or. Admin. R. 850-040-0210
NE 6, f. 6-1-73, ef. 6-15-73; NE 5-1980, f. & ef. 9-11-80; NE 2-1984, f. & ef. 2-28-84; NE 1-1986, f. & ef. 4-10-86; NE 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 1-15-92; NE 2-1993, f. & cert. ef. 9-23-93; NE 1-1996, f. & cert. ef. 10-18-96; NE 2-1997(Temp), f. 12-1-97, cert. ef. 12-2-97 thru 5-31-98; Reverted to NE 1-1996, f. & cert. ef. 10-18-96; BNE 2-1998, f. 7-31-98, cert. ef. 8-3-98; BNE 6-2000, f. & cert. ef. 12-6-00; BNE 7-2002, f. & cert. ef. 12-10-02; BNE 4-2004, f. & cert. ef. 6-10-04; Renumbered from 850-010-0210, BNE 8-2005, f. & cert. ef. 10-27-05; BNE 3-2006, f. & cert. ef. 10-13-06; BNE 4-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-6-09; BNE 5-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-13-09 thru 12-31-09; BNE 6-2009, f. 11-2-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; OBNM 2-2015, f. & cert. ef. 4/17/2015; OBNM 4-2018, amend filed 03/15/2018, effective 3/15/2018; OBNM 12-2020, amend filed 03/06/2020, effective 03/06/2020; OBNM 12-2021, amend filed 12/21/2021, effective 1/1/2022; OBNM 7-2022, amend filed 08/11/2022, effective 8/11/2022

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 685.125

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 685.102 & ORS 413.590

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