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Oregon Bulletin

May 1, 2012

Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine, Chapter 850

Rule Caption: Amendments that clarify existing licensing requirements and making examination and license application requirements separate rules.

Adm. Order No.: OBNM 1-2012(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 4-12-2012

Certified to be Effective: 4-12-12 thru 10-4-12

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Adopted: 850-030-0031

Rules Amended: 850-030-0010, 850-030-0030, 850-030-0070

Subject: 850-030-0010, 850-030-0030 and 850-0030-0070 are being amended to clarify existing licensing requirements by application and examination.

 850-030-0031 is new rule to split the existing examination and license application requirements into two separate clarifying rules. Requirements are currently found in one rules – 850-030-0030.

Rules Coordinator: Anne Walsh—(971) 673-0193

850-030-0010

Requirements for Application

(1) An individual applying for an initial license to practice in Oregon must undergo examination as provided in OAR 850-030-0030 and comply with 850-030-0031 before the Board may issue a license to practice Naturopathic medicine in Oregon.

(2) An applicant for examination may submit information required for a criminal background check with application for examination. This information is required with the application for initial license, and a criminal background check must be completed before a license can be issued.

(3) An individual seeking to take the Naturopathic Physician Licensing Examinations (NPLEX) must register through the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE) and meet the qualifications established by NABNE. The Board does not administer NPLEX examinations.

(4) An individual who seeks to obtain a license by reciprocity must comply with OAR 850-030-0070.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183 & 685
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: NE 2, f. 6-7-59; NE 2-1984, f. & ef. 2-28-84; NE 1-1986, f. & ef. 4-10-86; NE 3-1990(Temp), f. 11-27-90, cert. ef. 12-1-90; Renumbered from 850-010-0010, BNE 8-2005, f. & cert. ef. 10-27-05; OBNM 1-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-12-12 thru 10-4-12

850-030-0030

Application for Examination

(1) An individual applying for a license by examination must pass the following Naturopathic Physician Licensing Examinations (NPLEX) that are administered by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiner (NABNE): the basic science examination also known as the NPLEX Part I Biomedical Science examination, the core clinical examinations also known as NPLEX Part II Clinical Science examinations and the Minor Surgery examination.

(2) An individual applying for a license must pass the following state examinations: the Formulary and Jurisprudence examinations. To be eligible to sit for the state Formulary or Jurisprudence examinations an applicant must have passed NPLEX Part I, and be eligible to sit for NPLEX Part II and Minor Surgery examination, or have already passed Part I, Part II and the Minor Surgery examinations.

(3) An applicant applying to take the state Formulary or Jurisprudence examinations for Oregon must:

(a) Submit a completed application, furnished by the Board. If the applicant is applying to take both examinations, the applicant may submit one application for both exams;

(b) Submit a copy of the applicant’s diploma of graduation from the school of naturopathic medicine accredited by the Council of Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME);

(c) Have transcripts from any school of naturopathic medicine attended by the applicant submitted to the Board directly from the school; and

(d) Pay the non-refundable fees per 850-030-0035.

(4) An applicant may submit fingerprint cards and the fee for the criminal background check at the same time as submitting the application for examination. Fingerprint cards for the criminal background check are not required to take the Formulary or Jurisprudence examinations, but failure to submit the cards with the examination application may increase the time before a license may be issued when the applicant submits the application for initial license.

(5) The Board may allow a licensee or other individual who is not applying for licensure by examination to apply for and take the state Formulary or Jurisprudence examination on a case-by-case basis.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 685
Stats. Implemented: ORS 685.070
Hist.: NE 2, f. 6-7-59; NE 2-1984, f. & ef. 2-28-84; BNE 6-2001, f. 10-9-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02; Renumbered from 850-010-0030, BNE 8-2005, f. & cert. ef. 10-27-05; OBNM 1-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-12-12 thru 10-4-12

850-030-0031

Application for Initial License

An Individual who has successfully completed the examinations required for licensure may apply for an initial license.

(1) An individual must submit the following for an initial license application:

(a) A completed license application, on the form furnished by the Board;

(b) Arrange for NABNE to submit to the Board proof that the individual has successfully passed the required NPLEX examinations;

(c) Successfully pass the Oregon Formulary and Jurisprudence examinations;

(d) Have undergraduate transcripts submitted directly from the college or university to the Board from the colleges or universities the individual attended and which attendance was used to support admission into the naturopathic school from which the individual graduated;

(e) Submit to a national criminal background check per ORS 685.195 by providing to the Board fingerprint cards that can be read for purposes of a background check along with the required fee under OAR 850-030-0035;

(f) Pay the non-refundable license application fee under OAR 850-030-0035.

(2) To qualify for an initial license an individual must submit the completed application for initial license within one year of receiving notification of successfully passing the required examinations. If the individual does not submit a complete application within one year of passing the required examinations, the Board may no longer accept the results on the state examinations, in which case one or both of the state examinations would need to be retaken.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 685.080 & 685.125
Stats. Implemented: ORS 685.070, 685.080 & 685.085
Hist.: OBNM 1-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-12-12 thru 10-4-12

850-030-0070

Initial License by Reciprocity

The Board on an individual basis may consider reciprocity for individuals who hold an active license to practice naturopathic medicine in good-standing in another state, jurisdiction or territory of the United States, the District of Columbia or Canada.

(1) If an individual is currently licensed as a naturopathic physician in good-standing in another licensing state or jurisdiction following successful completion of the NPLEX examinations required by Oregon, the individual must submit a complete license application within two years after successfully passing the required state examinations administered by the Board.

(a) The individual must have verification that he or she is licensed and in good standing as a naturopathic physician directly submitted from the state or jurisdiction in which license is held.

(b) If the individual does not submit a complete license application within two years of passing the required national and state examinations, the Board may no longer accept the individual’s results on those examinations in which case one or more of all the exams would need to be retaken.

(2) To qualify for license by reciprocity an individual must submit the following for an initial license:

(a) A completed initial license application, on the form furnished by the Board;

(b) Arrange for NABNE to submit to the Board proof that the individual has successfully passed the NPLEX examinations required by the Board;

(c) Successfully pass the Oregon Formulary and Jurisprudence examinations;

(d) Have undergraduate transcripts submitted directly from the college or university to the Board from the colleges or universities the individual attended and which attendance was used to support admission into the naturopathic school from which the individual graduated;

(e) Submit to a national criminal background check per ORS 685.195 by providing to the Board fingerprint cards that can be read for purposes of a background check along with the required fee under OAR 850-030-0035;

(f) Pay the non-refundable license application fee under OAR 850-030-0035.

(3) An applicant may submit fingerprint cards and the fee for the criminal background check at the same time as submitting the application for the Formulary or Jurisprudence examinations. Fingerprint cards are not required to take the Formulary or Jurisprudence examinations, but may delay licensure once an initial application for license in made.

(4) Applicants for license by reciprocity must possess qualifications equal to those required of persons eligible for licensure by examination. An application for license by reciprocity will be denied if applicant does not meet all those qualifications.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 685
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: NE 2, f. 6-7-59; NE 2-1984, f. & ef. 2-28-84; BNE 7-2001, f. 10-9-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02; Renumbered from 850-010-0070, BNE 8-2005, f. & cert. ef. 10-27-05; OBNM 1-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-12-12 thru 10-4-12

Notes
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