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OBNM Updates

Wednesday, July 22, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kaley Bourgeois, OANP President
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The Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine has submitted two proposed administrative rule changes to the Office of the Secretary of State. Please provide public comment to the Board on or before July 31, 2020.

OAR 850-060-0212 – Education Therapy Injection / IV Therapy: 
Based on prior decisions of the Oregon Court of Appeals, the Board formed a subcommittee in the spring of 2019 to review and make recommendations for rule changes for Ozone Therapy. The subcommittee made recommendations for additional education requirements for Ozone therapy, and the Board also proposed an increase in education requirements for injection and IV therapy. Based on the volume of public comment on the proposed rule changes, the Board convened a second subcommittee in the spring of 2020, to review and recommend changes to proposed rule. The Injection and IV Therapy subcommittee met several times from February through May, 2020. Based on recommendations from both subcommittees, the Board has filed a notice of proposed rule change with the Secretary of State.

850-030-0035 – Fees for Licensure, Examination and Natural Child-Birth Certification:
Based on several meetings and recommendations from the Department of Administrative Services financial and budget analysts; the Board is proposing a $50.00 increase in licensure and annual licensure renewal fees beginning this renewal cycle, December 2020. Click here The reason for the increase in fees is due to having an ending balance for approximately three months of operation; aka – a three month cushion. Because we are on an annual renewal cycle the State requires us to have an approximately five to six month operating balance. The reason for the insufficient ending balance is not due to over spending our current budget, rather it’s the result of increased costs from last budget cycle; including higher expenditures for the financial services contract, state mandated pension increases, and necessary technology upgrades. To cover the deficit, the Board needed to both cut costs and raise revenue. With significant cuts made to the general service fund, in conjunction with the increased.

Questions or submit public comment to:

Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine
Phone: 971.673.0193
Fax: 971.673.0226


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