Continuing Education 

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Published: 2015

The Oregon Administrative Rules contain OARs filed through November 15, 2015







Continuing Education Requirements
(1) To maintain licensure, a denturist
must complete a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education every year.
(2) A licensee must document
compliance with the continuing education requirement through attestation on the
license renewal application. A licensee is subject to provisions of OAR 331-415-0020
pertaining to periodic audit of continuing education.
(3) Continuing education
must be obtained by participation in or attendance at a course provided by an institution
of higher education accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools,
the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, or the State Board of Higher
Education, a course or program approved by the Oregon State Denturist Association,
or the National Denturist Association, or other professional organizations or associations
which conduct educational meetings, workshops, symposiums, and seminars where CEU
credit is offered and where subject matter meets the requirements under subsection
(4) of this rule.
(4) Continuing education
must address subject matter related specifically to denture technology as set forth
in ORS 680.515(1)(a), the rules regulating licensed denturists, related dental
practices, health care professional concerns such as infection control or medical
emergencies, ethics, and business practices.
(5) Continuing education
may include teaching a course sponsored by a CE provider listed in subsection (3)
of this rule and where the subject matter meets the requirements under subsection
(4) of this rule (provided that no more than half the required hours be in teaching).
(6) Proof of participation
in required continuing education is the responsibility of the denturist, to ensure
that adequate proof of completion of required continuing education is available
for audit or investigation by the Agency.
(7) Documentation supporting
compliance with continuing education requirements must be maintained for a period
of two years following renewal, and must be available to the Agency upon request.
(8) A licensee may carry
up to 10 continuing education hours forward to the next renewal cycle.
(9) For the purpose of this
rule continuing education hours mean actual academic, classroom, or course work
time, including but not limited to workshops, symposiums, or seminars. Continuing
education hours do not include travel time to or from the training site, registration
or check-in periods, breaks or lunch periods.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 676.605, 680.530 &
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.605,
680.530 & 680.565
Hist.: HD 10-1989, f. &
cert. ef. 11-21-89; HD 13-1991 (Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-30-91; HD 3-1992, f.
& cert. ef. 3-25-92; HD 22-1993, f. 12-30-93, cert. ef. 1-1-94; HDLP 3-1998,
f. 6-26-98, cert. ef. 7-1-98, Renumbered from 333-020-0041; HDLP 1-2001, f. 3-21-01,
cert. ef. 4-1-01; HLO 2-2004, f. 6-29-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04; HLA 5-2008, f. 9-15-08,
cert. ef. 10-1-08; HLA 10-2013, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-13
Continuing Education: Audit, Required
Documentation and Sanctions
(1) The Oregon Health Licensing Agency
will audit a select percentage of licensee records determined by the Board to verify
compliance with continuing education requirements.
(2) Licensees notified of
selection for audit of continuing education attestation must submit to the Agency,
within 30 calendar days from the date of issuance of the notification, satisfactory
evidence of participation in required continuing education in accordance with OAR
(3) Successful completion
of the required continuing education will be determined based on satisfactory evidence
submitted to the Agency at the time of audit, which must include the following:
(a) Name of continuing education
(b) Course agenda —
including the date of the training and breakdown of hours for each agenda item,
lunch and breaks;
(c) Course outline —
including a detailed summary of each topic discussed and the learning objective
or training goal of each agenda item;
(d) Course content —
including identification of the direct relationship between the course training
and subject matter related to denture technology as set forth in ORS 680.515(1)(a)
and OAR 331-415-0010(4);
(e) Background resume of
speakers or instructors; and
(f) Documentation of attendance
or successful course completion (eg, certificate, transcript, sponsor statement
or affidavit attesting to attendance, diploma, etc).
(4) If documentation of continuing
education is invalid or incomplete, the licensee has 30 calendar days from the date
of the deficiency notice to correct the deficiency and submit further documentation
to substantiate having completed the required continuing education.
(5) Misrepresentation of
continuing education or failing to meet continuing education requirements or documentation
may result in disciplinary action, which may include but is not limited to assessment
of a civil penalty and suspension or revocation of the license.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 680.565
Stats. Implemented: ORS 680.565
Hist.: HDLP 3-1998, f. 6-26-98,
cert. ef. 7-1-98; HDLP 1-2002, f. 5-31-02, cert. ef 6-1-02; HLO 2-2004, f. 6-29-04,
cert. ef. 7-1-04; HLA 10-2013, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-13

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