Or. Admin. R. 850-040-0230 - Continuing Education Approval: Licensee Submissions

Continuing education should support, develop, and increase the knowledge, skills, and professionalism of naturopathic physicians.

(1) CE approval requests must clearly foster the competency and skills of naturopathic physicians and
(a) Consist of new or review material on recognized naturopathic practices; or
(b) Research in the advancement of naturopathic medicine; or
(c) Education in areas of specialty practice when recognized by the Board; and
(d) Should be received by the Board at least four weeks prior to the event.
(2) CE approval requests received more than 30 days after the presentation may not be considered by the Board for credit.
(3) CE credit is determined in quarter hour increments.
(4) CE approval requests must be complete and submitted on an application form provided by the Board and contain the following:
(a) Title of the program;
(b) Syllabus or course outline for all offerings in the program:
(A) Pharmacy hours must be clearly delineated in each request with supporting documentation and meet the standards set in 850-040-0210(10),
(B) Hours in Obstetrics must be clearly delineated with supporting documentation, and
(C) Ethics education hours must be clearly delineated with supporting documentation;
(c) Date(s);
(d) Start and end time for individual presentations;
(e) Include the total hours for the entire program;
(f) Location(s) of presentation; and
(g) A copy of the curriculum vitae for each presenter, who must be a naturopathic physician, other licensed physician or other professionally acknowledged health care educator with expertise in the subject matter.
(5) The Board reserves the right to decline for consideration programs that are not submitted with adequate documentation.
(6) CE approval requests will not be considered for programs that:
(a) Are proprietary in nature, promoting exclusive services, companies or products;
(b) Misrepresent or mislead the end result or skill obtained by the education or training offered;
(c) Are community service seminars and activities;
(d) Are self-growth/self-help activities;
(c) Are practice building activities;
(e) Are medical or insurance billing presentations;
(f) Are nonprofessional health related programs presented by a lay person(s);
(g) Are nonprofessional health related programs directed to the lay public;
(h) Are not relevant to the scope of practice of naturopathic medicine.
(7) A CE program request that has been submitted to the Board with inaccurate or misleading information will lose CE approval for the program even it has already been presented.
(8) If a program has been denied approval, the licensee may submit a request for review by the Board with additional substantiating documentation.


Or. Admin. R. 850-040-0230
BNE 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 10-13-06

Stat. Auth.: ORS 685.125

Stats. Implemented: ORS 685.102

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