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Senate Bill 856 Education

Saturday, May 12, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Cherish Simmons
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Jeff Clark | Legislative Committee Chair

Senate Bill 856 has changed over 120 different statutes in the state of Oregon, and allows NDs to perform certain actions that allopathic physicians are already authorized to perform. We continue to send out these changes over the next few months to help educate the ND population.

Here are some of the changes as a result of SB 856:

Disability Requirements:
Adds NDs to list of providers that can certify that veterans meet disability requirements for tax exemptions, etc.

Adds NDs to exemptions from licensure as speech therapist/audiologist for performing audiometric testing

Expanded Practice:
Adds patients in clinics of NDs to list of who can be treated by expanded practice dental hygienists &denturists. Essential as more NDs are PCPCH & in CCOs.

Family Planning:
Adds NDs to providers who may offer family planning and birth control services, ability to recommend voluntary sterilization and/or abortion or abstain from recommending abortion reporting.

Fees and Payments:
Adds NDs to providers who can receive fees for cystic fibrosis services.

Financial Disclosure:
Adds NDs to providers who must inform patients of financial interest in treatment or diagnostic facility to which they refer.

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