Update from OBNM: Mask, Face Covering, Facial Shield Requirements for NDs/ Staff / Patients / Public
Monday, September 28, 2020
Posted by: Dr. Brook Schales
Update from OBNM:
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: Temporary OAR - 850-010-0300 - Mask, Face Covering, Facial Shield Requirements for NDs/ Staff / Patients / Public
On or about March 8, 2020, Governor Kate Brown declared a state of emergency under ORS 401.165 et seq due to the public health threat posed by the novel infectious coronavirus (COVID – 19), which has been extended several times and is currently in effect.
On Sept. 11, 2020, Oregon Board of Naturopathic adopted Temporary Oregon Administrative Rule 850-010-0300 Mask, Face Covering, Face Shield Requirements
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY (SEPT 25, 2020), and for the duration of the state of emergency, or at the end of 180 days from the date of the implementation of this rule, all licensed Naturopathic Physicians in the State of Oregon must adhere to the Mask, Face Covering, Face Shield Requirements per OAR 850-010-0300. Please read the rule in its entirety to ensure compliance.
Requirements include, but not limited to:
- Require all individuals to wear masks, face coverings or face shields upon entry and at all times while in an indoor health care setting / indoor spaces.
- Wear and require all persons providing patient care to wear masks, face coverings or face shields at all times while providing patient care in an indoor health care setting / indoor space.
- Wear and require all employees, contractors, volunteers, to wear masks, face coverings or face shields at all times, including but not limited to; treatment rooms, hallways, bathrooms, elevators, lobbies, break rooms, and other common spaces.
Please let me know if you have any further questions. Thank you.
Per Governor Kate Brown’s Executive Order 20-12, the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine is closed to the public. Board staff will primarily work remotely for the duration of the order, therefore, email is the most efficient mode of communication at this time. We appreciate your patience.
Mary-Beth Baptista – Executive Director
Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 407
Portland OR 97232
971/673-0193 MESSAGE ONLY