Rules For Licensure To Practice Medicine In Oregon

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Published: 2015

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OREGON MEDICAL BOARD

 

DIVISION 20
RULES FOR LICENSURE TO PRACTICE MEDICINE IN OREGON

847-020-0100
Definitions
For the purpose
of OAR chapter 847, division 020, the following terms are defined:
(1) “Approved
school of medicine” means a school offering a full-time resident program of
study in medicine or osteopathy leading to a degree of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor
of Osteopathy, such program having been fully accredited or conditionally approved
by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, or its successor agency, or the American
Osteopathic Association, or its successor agency, or having been otherwise determined
by the Board to meet the association standards.
(2) “School
of medicine” means approved schools of medicine (as defined above) and international
medical and osteopathic schools.
(3) “Specialty
board” means a certification board recognized by the American Board of Medical
Specialties (ABMS) or the American Osteopathic Association’s Bureau of Osteopathic
Specialties (AOA-BOS).
Stat. Auth.: ORS
677.265

Stats. Implemented:
ORS 677.010 & 677.265

Hist. BME
9-2001, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-01; BME 6-2010, f. & cert. ef. 4-26-10; OMB
9-2013, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-13
847-020-0110
Application for Licensure
(1) Any person who wishes to practice medicine
in this state beyond the first post-graduate training year must apply for an Oregon
license to practice medicine.
(2) When applying for licensure,
the applicant must submit to the Board the completed application, fees, documents
and letters.
(3) A person applying for licensure
under these rules who has not completed the licensure process within a 12 month
consecutive period must file a new application, documents, letters and pay a full
filing fee as if filing for the first time.
(4) The applicant may be required
to appear before the Board for a personal interview regarding information received
during the processing of the application. Unless excused in advance, failure to
appear before the Board for a personal interview violates ORS 677.190(17) and may
subject the applicant to disciplinary action.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.100
& 677.190
Hist. BME 9-2001, f. &
cert. ef. 7-24-01; BME 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 1-24-07; OMB 9-2013, f. &
cert. ef. 4-5-13; OMB 4-2014, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-14
847-020-0120
Basic Requirements
for Licensure of an Approved Medical School Graduate
The following requirements
for licensure must be met by graduates of an approved school of medicine:
(1) Must
have graduated from a school offering a full-time resident program of study in medicine
or osteopathy leading to a degree of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy,
such program having been fully accredited or conditionally approved by the Liaison
Committee of Medical Education, or the American Osteopathic Association, or having
been otherwise determined by the Board to meet the association standards;
(2) Must
satisfactorily complete an approved internship, residency or fellowship in the United
States or Canada of at least one year in not more than one training program accredited
for internship, residency or fellowship training by the Accreditation Council for
Graduate Medical Education, the American Osteopathic Association, the College of
Family Physicians of Canada, or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of
Canada;
(3) Must
pass a written licensing examination as provided in ORS 677.110 and OAR 847-020-0170;
and
(4) Must
satisfactorily meet the requirements of ORS 677.100.
Stat. Auth.: ORS
677.265

Stats. Implemented:
ORS 677.100 & 677.110

Hist. BME
9-2001, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-01; OMB 9-2013, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-13
847-020-0130
Basic Requirements
for Licensure of an International Medical School Graduate
The following requirements
must be met in lieu of graduation from an approved school of medicine in order to
qualify under ORS 677.100:
(1) Must
speak English fluently and write English legibly.
(2) Must
have graduated from an international school of medicine:
(a) The medical
school must be chartered in the country in which it is located and must provide
a resident course of professional instruction, be accredited by an accrediting organization
acceptable to the Board, or be recognized by the appropriate civil authorities of
the country in which the school is located as an acceptable education program. The
Board may determine that the accreditation of an international medical school is
not acceptable if the Board receives documentation that the medical school has
had its authorization, accreditation, certification or approval denied or removed
by any state, country or territorial jurisdiction or that its graduates were refused
a license by any state, country or territorial jurisdiction on the grounds that
the school failed or fails to meet reasonable standards for medical education facilities.
(b) The graduate
must have attended at least four full terms of instruction of eight months each,
with all courses having been completed by physical on-site attendance in the country
in which the school is chartered. The requirement for four full terms of instruction
of eight months each term may be waived for any applicant for licensure who has
graduated from an international school of medicine, has substantially complied with
the attendance requirements provided herein, and is certified by a specialty board.
(c) Any clinical
clerkships obtained in a country other than that in which the school is chartered
must be satisfactorily completed.
(d) If requested,
the applicant must provide the Board with documentation to substantiate that the
medical school from which the applicant graduated meets the requirements in subsection
(2)(a) of this rule.
(3) Must
have obtained certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.
This requirement may be waived if:
(a) The accredited
postgraduate training was completed in Canada; or
(b) The accredited
postgraduate training was completed prior to the enforcement of the ECFMG certification;
or
(c) The applicant
has been certified by a specialty board; or
(d) The applicant
has successfully completed a Fifth Pathway training program.
(4) Must
have satisfactorily completed an approved internship, residency or clinical fellowship
in the United States or Canada of at least three years of progressive training in
not more than two specialties in training programs accredited for internship, residency
or fellowship training by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education,
the American Osteopathic Association, the College of Family Physicians of Canada
or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
(a) The following
may be used in lieu of the three years of postgraduate training:
(A) Current
certification by a specialty board; or
(B) Successful
completion of four years of practice in Oregon under a Limited License, Medical
Faculty, in accordance with OAR 847-020-0140(1); or
(C) Successful
completion of four years of practice in another United States jurisdiction under
a license substantially similar to the Limited License, Medical Faculty.
(b) If the
applicant is unable to satisfy the requirement in section (4) of this rule for postgraduate
training, and the applicant has been granted a dispensation by a specialty board
whereby the specialty board has granted credit for postgraduate training completed
abroad toward fulfillment of the requirements for admission to a future specialty
board’s certification examination, the Board may consider the dispensation
as fulfilling that same portion of the Board’s requirement for postgraduate
training.
(5) Must
pass a written licensure examination as provided in ORS 677.110 and OAR 847-020-0170.
Stat. Auth.: ORS
677.265

Stats. Implemented:
ORS 677.100, 677.110 & 677.265

Hist. BME
9-2001, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-01; BME 8-2002, f. & cert. ef. 7-17-02; BME
10-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-22-04 thru 10-15-04; BME 15-2004, f. & cert.
ef. 7-13-04; BME 8-2005, f. & cert. ef. 7-20-05; BME 4-2006(Temp), f. &
cert. ef. 2-8-06 thru 7-7-06; BME 10-2006, f. & cert. ef. 5-8-06; BME 20-2007,
f. & cert. ef. 10-24-07; BME 4-2009, f. & cert. ef. 1-22-09; BME 6-2010,
f. & cert. ef. 4-26-10; BME 11-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-26-10 thru 1-10-11;
BME 17-2010, f. & cert. ef. 10-25-10; OMB 9-2013, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-13
847-020-0140
Limited License,
Medical Faculty Qualifications
(1) Any physician who does not qualify
for a medical license under any of the provisions of this chapter and who is offered
by the Dean of an approved medical school in this state a full-time faculty position
may, after application to and approval by the Board, be granted a Limited License,
Medical Faculty to engage in the practice of medicine only to the extent that such
practice is incident to and a necessary part of the applicant's duties as approved
by the Board in connection with such faculty position.
(2) To qualify for a Limited
License, Medical Faculty an applicant must meet all the following requirements:
(a) Furnish documentary evidence
satisfactory to the Board that the applicant is a United States citizen or is legally
admitted to the United States.
(b) Furnish documentary evidence
satisfactory to the Board that the applicant has been licensed to practice and has
practiced medicine and surgery for not less than four years in another state or
country whose requirements for licensure are satisfactory to the Board, or has been
engaged in the practice of medicine in the United States for at least four years
in approved hospitals, or has completed a combination of such licensed practice
and training.
(c) The dean of the medical
school must certify in writing to the Board that the applicant has been appointed
to a full-time faculty position; that a position is available; and that because
the applicant has unique expertise in a specific field of medicine, the medical
school considers the applicant to be a valuable member of the faculty.
(d) The head of the department
in which the applicant is to be appointed must certify in writing to the Board that
the applicant will be under the direction of the head of the department and will
not be permitted to practice medicine unless as a necessary part of the applicant's
duties as approved by the Board in subsection (1)(a) of this rule.
(e) The applicant may be required
to take and pass an examination by the Board.
(3) A Limited License, Medical
Faculty is valid for one year after issuance and may be renewed as frequently as
needed for a total period not to exceed four years. The four years must be consecutive.
(4) Having completed four years
of practice under a Limited License, Medical Faculty and successfully passed one
of the examinations or combination of examinations per OAR 847-020-0170, the applicant
is eligible for licensure.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.132 & 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.100,
677.110, 677.132 & 677.265
Hist. BME 9-2001, f. &
cert. ef. 7-24-01; BME 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 1-28-02; BME 5-2002, f. &
cert. ef. 4-23-02; BME 3-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-8-06; BME 4-2007, f. & cert.
ef. 1-24-07; BME 18-2008, f. & cert. ef. 7-21-08; BME 23-2008, f. & cert.
ef. 10-31-08; OMB 9-2013, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-13; OMB 23-2013, f. & cert.
ef. 10-1-13
847-020-0150
Documents and Forms to be Submitted
for Licensure
The documents submitted must be legible
and no larger than 8 1/2” x 11”. All documents and photographs will
be retained by the Board as a permanent part of the application file. If original
documents are larger than 8 1/2” x 11”, the copies must be reduced to
the correct size with all wording and signatures clearly shown. Official translations
are required for documents issued in a foreign language. The following documents
are required:
(1) Application: Completed formal
application provided by the Board. Required dates must include month, day and year.
(2) Birth Certificate: A copy
of birth certificate.
(3) Medical School Diploma:
A copy of a diploma showing graduation from an approved school of medicine or an
international school of medicine.
(4) American Specialty Board
Certificate or Recertification Certificate: A copy of the certificate issued by
the American Specialty Board in the applicant's specialty, if applicable.
(5) Photograph: A close-up,
passport quality photograph, front view, head and shoulders (not profile), with
features distinct, taken within 90 days preceding the filing of the application.
(6) The results of a Practitioner
Self-Query from the National Practitioner Data Bank sent to the Board by the applicant.
(7) Legible fingerprints as
described in 847-008-0068 for the purpose of a criminal records background check.
(8) An applicant must pass an
open-book examination on the Medical Practice Act (ORS Chapter 677) and an open-book
examination on the Drug Enforcement Administration’s regulations governing
the use of controlled substances. If an applicant fails one or both examinations
three times, the applicant’s application will be reviewed by the Board’s
Administrative Affairs Committee and the applicant must attend an informal meeting
with a Board member, a Board investigator and/or the Medical Director of the Board
to discuss the applicant’s failure of the examination(s), before being given
a fourth and final attempt to pass the examination(s). If the applicant does not
pass the examination(s) on the fourth attempt, the applicant may be denied licensure.
(9) Any other documentation
or explanatory statements as required by the Board.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.100 & 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.010
& 677.265
Hist. BME 9-2001, f. &
cert. ef. 7-24-01; BME 3-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-8-06; BME 15-2007, f. &
cert. ef. 7-23-07; BME 20-2007, f. & cert. ef. 10-24-07; BME 6-2010, f. &
cert. ef. 4-26-10; OMB 9-2013, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-13; OMB 34-2013, f. & cert.
ef. 10-15-13
847-020-0155 [Renumbered to 847-008-0068]
847-020-0160
Letters and
Official Verifications to be Submitted for Licensure
The applicant must
ensure that official documents are sent to the Board directly from:
(1) The Medical/Osteopathic
School:
(a) A Dean's
Letter of Recommendation must include a statement concerning the applicant's moral
and ethical character and overall performance as a medical student. If the school
attests that a Dean’s Letter is unavailable or the Board determines that it
is unacceptable, a copy of the transcripts may be acceptable.
(b) Verification
of Medical Education form must include degree issued, date of degree, dates of attendance
for each year, dates and reason for any leaves of absence or repeated years, and
dates, name and location of school of medicine if a transfer student.
(2) The Fifth
Pathway Hospital, if such applies: An evaluation of overall performance and specific
beginning and ending dates of training.
(3) The Educational
Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates: Verification of certification.
(4) The Director
of Medical Education, Chairman or other official of the internship, residency and
fellowship hospitals in the United States and other countries: An evaluation of
overall performance, specialty and specific beginning and ending dates of training.
(5) The Director
or other official for practice and employment in hospitals, clinics, etc. in the
United States and foreign countries: A currently dated original letter (a copy is
not acceptable), sent directly from the hospital/clinic, must include an evaluation
of overall performance and specific beginning and ending dates of practice and employment,
for the past five (5) years only. If the applicant has not practiced for more than
two years, employment verifications will be required for the past ten (10) years.
For physicians who have been or are in solo practice without hospital privileges
at the time of solo practice, provide three reference letters from physicians in
the local medical community who are familiar with the applicant’s practice
and who have known the applicant for more than six months.
(6) All health
licensing boards in any jurisdiction where the applicant has ever been licensed;
regardless of status, i.e., current, lapsed, never practiced there: Verification,
sent directly from the boards, must show license number, date issued, examination
grades if applicable and status.
(7) Official
Examination Certifications: An official examination certification showing the examination
score is required directly from the National Board of Medical Examiners, the National
Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, the Medical Council of Canada, the Federation
of State Medical Boards or the individual state administering the exam.
(8) The Federation
of State Medical Boards: A Board Action Databank Inquiry report.
(9) Any other
documentation as required by the Board, including but not limited to medical records
and criminal or civil records.
Stat. Auth.: ORS
677.265

Stats. Implemented:
ORS 677.010, 677.100 & 677.265

Hist. BME
9-2001, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-01; BME 8-2005, f. & cert. ef. 7-20-05; BME
15-2007, f. & cert. ef. 7-23-07; BME 18-2008, f. & cert. ef. 7-21-08; BME
6-2010, f. & cert. ef. 4-26-10; OMB 9-2013, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-13
847-020-0165
Application for Licensure by Military
Spouse or Domestic Partner
(1) “Military spouse or domestic
partner” means a spouse or domestic partner of an active member of the Armed
Forces of the United States who is the subject of a military transfer to Oregon.
(2) To qualify for licensure
under this rule, the military spouse or domestic partner must:
(a) Meet the qualifications
for licensure as stated in OAR 847-020-0120, 847-020-0130, and 847-020-0170;
(b) Be married to, or in a domestic
partnership with, a member of the Armed Forces of the United States who is assigned
to a duty station located in Oregon by official active duty military order;
(c) Be licensed to practice
medicine in another state or territory of the United States;
(d) Be in good standing, with
no restrictions or limitations upon, actions taken against, or investigation or
disciplinary action pending against his or her license in any jurisdiction where
the applicant is or has been licensed; and
(e) Have at least one year of
active practice or teaching of medicine during the three years immediately preceding
the application.
(3) If a military spouse or
domestic partner applies for a license to practice medicine, the Board may accept:
(a) A copy of the medical school
diploma to fulfill the requirement for a Dean’s Letter of Recommendation and
the Verification of Medical Education form; and
(b) Verification of licensure
in good standing from the jurisdiction of current or most recent practice of medicine
to fulfill the requirement of verifications of licensure from all jurisdictions
of prior and current health related licensure.
(4) If a military spouse or
domestic partner applies for a license to practice medicine, the Board will obtain
the following on behalf of the applicant:
(a) The results of a query of
the National Practitioner Data Bank; and
(b) The results of a query of
the Federation of State Medical Boards’ Board Action Data Bank.
(5) In addition to the documents
required in section (3) of this rule and by OAR 847-020-0150 and 847-020-0160, the
military spouse or domestic partner must submit a copy of the:
(a) Marriage certificate or
domestic partnership registration with the name of the applicant and the name of
the active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States; and
(b) Assignment to a duty station
located in Oregon by official active duty military order for the spouse or domestic
partner named in the marriage certificate or domestic partnership registration.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265 & HB 2037
(2013)
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.010,
677.100, 677.265 & HB 2037 (2013)
Hist.: OMB 21-2013(Temp),
f. 8-2-13, cert. ef. 8-3-13 thru 1-30-14; OMB 35-2013, f. & cert. ef. 10-15-13
847-020-0170
Examination
for Licensure
(1) The applicant
must have passed one of the following examinations or combinations of examinations:
(a) United
States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Steps 1, 2, and 3.
(b) National
Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) examination or the Comprehensive
Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX) or any combination of their parts.
(c) Medical
Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Parts 1 and 2.
(d) Federation
Licensing Examination (FLEX) Components 1 and 2 or FLEX Days I, II, and III.
(e) National
Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Parts I, II, and III.
(f) State
licensing examination administered by a state or territory of the United States,
if approved by the Board.
(g)(A) NBME
Part I or USMLE Step 1; and
(B) NBME
Part II or USMLE Step 2; and
(C) NBME
Part III or USMLE Step 3 or FLEX Component 2.
(h) FLEX
Component 1 and USMLE Step 3.
(2) The score
achieved on each Step, Part, Component or state examination must equal or exceed
the figure established by the entity administering the examination as a passing
score.
(3) All Steps,
Parts or Components listed in subsections (1)(g)–(h) must be administered
prior to January 2000, except for applicants who participated in and completed a
combined MD/DO/PhD program.
(4) The applicant
who bases an application on passing the USMLE or the NBOME examination or the COMLEX
must have done so under the following conditions:
(a) All three
Steps of USMLE, or all three Levels of the NBOME examination or COMLEX or any combination,
must be passed within a seven-year period which begins when the first Step or Level,
either Step 1 or Step 2 or Level 1 or Level 2, is passed. An applicant who has not
passed all three Steps or Levels within the seven-year period may request an exception
to the seven-year requirement if he/she:
(A) Has current
certification by a specialty board as defined in 847-020-0100; or
(B) Suffered
from a documented significant health condition which by its severity would necessarily
cause a delay to the applicant’s medical or osteopathic study; or
(C) Participated
in a combined MD/DO/PhD program; or
(D) Completed
continuous approved post-graduate training with the equivalent number of years to
an MD/DO/PhD program; or
(E) Experienced
other extenuating circumstances that do not indicate an inability to safely practice
medicine as determined by the Board.
(b) The applicant
must have passed USMLE Step 3 or NBOME’s COMLEX Level 3 within four attempts
whether for Oregon or any other state. After the third failed attempt, the applicant
must have completed one additional year of postgraduate training in the United States
or Canada prior to readmission to the examination. The Board must approve the additional
year of training to determine whether the applicant is eligible for licensure. The
applicant, after completion of the required year of training, must have passed USMLE
Step 3 or COMLEX Level 3 on their fourth and final attempt. An applicant who has
passed USMLE Step 3 or COMLEX Level 3, but not within the four attempts as required,
may request a waiver of this requirement if he/she has current certification by
a specialty board as defined in 847-020-0100.
(5) The applicant
who bases an application upon passing the FLEX examination must have done so under
the following conditions:
(a) The FLEX
examination must have been passed within seven years of the first attempt. The applicant
who has taken the FLEX examination (Day I, II, and III) administered between June
1968 and December 1984 must have taken the entire examination at one sitting. The
applicant who has taken the FLEX examination (Components 1 and 2), in June 1985
or after, was not required to take both Components 1 and 2 at one sitting.
(b) The applicant
may not have taken the FLEX examination more than a total of four times, whether
in Oregon or other states, whether the components were taken together or separately.
After the third failed attempt, the applicant must have satisfactorily completed
one year of approved training in the United States or Canada prior to having taken
the entire FLEX examination at one sitting on the fourth and final attempt. An applicant
who has passed the FLEX examination but not within the four attempts may request
a waiver of this requirement if he/she has current certification by a specialty
board as defined in 847-020-0100.
(c) Only
the applicant's scores on the most recently taken FLEX examination will be considered
to determine eligibility.
Stat. Auth.: ORS
677.265

Stats. Implemented:
ORS 677.110, 677.120 & 677.265

Hist. BME
9-2001, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-01; BME 5-2003, f. & cert. ef. 1-27-03; BME
10-2003, f. & cert. ef. 5-2-03; BME 14-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-9-03
thru 3-1-04; BME 3-2004, f. & cert. ef. 1-27-04; BME 7-2004, f. & cert.
ef. 4-22-04; BME 15-2004, f. & cert. ef. 7-13-04; BME 8-2005, f. & cert.
ef. 7-20-05; BME 3-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-8-06; BME 4-2006(Temp), f. & cert.
ef. 2-8-06 thru 7-7-06; BME 10-2006, f. & cert. ef. 5-8-06; BME 20-2007, f.
& cert. ef. 10-24-07; BME 18-2008, f. & cert. ef. 7-21-08; BME 6-2009(Temp),
f. & cert. ef. 4-9-09 thru 10-2-09; Administrative correction 10-22-09; OMB
24-2012, f. & cert. ef. 8-3-12; OMB 9-2013, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-13
847-020-0182
SPEX or COMVEX Requirements
(1) If an applicant for licensure or reactivation
has not completed postgraduate training within the past 10 years or been certified
or recertified by a specialty board within the past 10 years, the applicant may
be required to demonstrate clinical competency by passing the Special Purpose Examination
(SPEX) or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Variable-Purpose Examination (COMVEX).
(2) The SPEX/COMVEX requirement
may be waived if the applicant has done one or more of the following:
(a) Received a current appointment
as Professor or Associate Professor at the Oregon Health and Science University
or the Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of
the Pacific;
(b) Completed at least 50 hours
of Board-approved continuing medical education each year for the past three years;
or
(c) Can demonstrate ongoing
participation in maintenance of certification with a specialty board as defined
in 847-020-0100.
(3) The applicant who fails
the SPEX or COMVEX three times, whether in Oregon or other states, must successfully
complete one year of an accredited residency or an accredited or Board-approved
clinical fellowship before retaking the SPEX or COMVEX.
(4) The applicant may be granted
a Limited License, SPEX/COMVEX according to 847-010-0064.
(5) All rules, regulations and
statutory requirements pertaining to the medical school graduate remain in full
effect.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265

Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.100,
677.132, 677.190 & 677.265

Hist.: OMB 25-2012, f. &
cert. ef. 8-3-12; OMB 9-2013, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-13; OMB 13-2014, f. & cert.
ef. 10-8-14
847-020-0183
Re-Entry to Practice — SPEX
or COMVEX Examination, Re-Entry Plan
If an applicant has ceased the practice
of medicine for a period of 12 or more consecutive months immediately preceding
the application for licensure or reactivation, the applicant may be required to
demonstrate clinical competency.
(1) The applicant who has ceased
the practice of medicine for a period of 12 or more consecutive months may be required
to pass the Special Purpose Examination (SPEX) or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical
Variable-Purpose Examination (COMVEX). This requirement may be waived if the applicant
has done one or more of the following:
(a) The applicant has received
a current appointment as Professor or Associate Professor at the Oregon Health and
Science University or the Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic
Medicine of the Pacific;
(b) The applicant can demonstrate
ongoing participation in maintenance of certification with a specialty board as
defined in 847-020-0100; or
(c) Subsequent to ceasing practice,
the applicant has:
(A) Completed one year of an
accredited residency, or
(B) Completed one year of an
accredited or Board-approved clinical fellowship, or
(C) Been certified or recertified
by a specialty board as defined in 847-020-0100, or
(D) Obtained continuing medical
education to the Board’s satisfaction.
(2) The applicant who has ceased
the practice of medicine for a period of 24 or more consecutive months may be required
to complete a re-entry plan to the satisfaction of the Board. The re-entry plan
must be reviewed and approved through a Consent Agreement prior to the applicant
beginning the re-entry plan. Depending on the amount of time out-of-practice, the
applicant may be required to do one or more of the following:
(a) Pass the SPEX/COMVEX examination;
(b) Practice for a specified
period of time under a mentor/supervising physician who will provide periodic reports
to the Board;
(c) Obtain certification or
re-certification, or participate in maintenance of certification, with a specialty
board as defined in 847-020-0100;
(d) Complete a re-entry program
as determined appropriate by the Board;
(e) Complete one year of accredited
postgraduate or clinical fellowship training, which must be pre-approved by the
Board’s Medical Director;
(f) Complete at least 50 hours
of Board-approved continuing medical education each year for the past three years.
(3) The applicant who fails
the SPEX or COMVEX examination three times, whether in Oregon or other states, must
successfully complete one year of an accredited residency or an accredited or Board-approved
clinical fellowship before retaking the SPEX or COMVEX examination.
(4) The applicant may be granted
a Limited License, SPEX/COMVEX according to 847-010-0064.
(5) All of the rules, regulations
and statutory requirements pertaining to the medical school graduate remain in full
effect.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265

Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.100,
677.190 & 677.265

Hist.: BME 20-2007, f. &
cert. ef. 10-24-07; BME 4-2008, f. & cert. ef. 1-22-08; BME 6-2010, f. &
cert. ef. 4-26-10; OMB 25-2011, f. & cert. ef. 10-18-11; OMB 9-2013, f. &
cert. ef. 4-5-13; OMB 11-2014, f. & cert. ef. 4-9-14; OMB 13-2014, f. &
cert. ef. 10-8-14
847-020-0185
License Application
Withdrawals
(1) The Board will consider a request by
an applicant to withdraw his/her application for licensure in the State of Oregon
under the following circumstances:
(a) The applicant is eligible
for licensure; and
(b) The file contains no evidence
of violation of any provision of ORS 677.010 — 677.855.
(2) An applicant may request
to withdraw his/her application for licensure in the State of Oregon and the withdrawal
will be reported to the Federation of State Medical Boards under the following circumstances:
(a) The applicant is eligible
for licensure; and
(b) The file contains evidence
that the applicant may have violated any provision of ORS 677.010 — 677.855,
but the Board has decided that there is an insufficient basis to proceed to formal
discipline, or a licensing body in another state has imposed formal discipline or
entered into a consent agreement for the same conduct, and that action has been
reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.100,
677.190, 677.265
Hist.: BME 11-2006, f. &
cert. ef. 5-8-06; OMB 34-2013, f. & cert. ef. 10-15-13
847-020-0190
Denial of
Licensure
An applicant may
not be entitled to a license who:
(1) Has failed
to pass a medical licensure examination for licensure in the State of Oregon;
(2) Has had
a license revoked or suspended in this or any other state or country unless the
said license has been restored or reinstated and the applicant's license is in good
standing in the state or country which had revoked the same;
(3) Has been
refused a license or certificate in any other state or country on any grounds other
than failure in a medical licensure examination;
(4) Has been
guilty of conduct similar to that which would be prohibited by or to which ORS 677.190
would apply; or
(5) Has been
guilty of cheating or subverting the medical licensing examination process. Medical
licensing examination means any examination given by the Board to an applicant for
registration, certification or licensure under this act. Evidence of cheating or
subverting includes, but is not limited to:
(a) Copying
answers from another examinee or permitting one's answers to be copied by another
examinee during the examination;
(b) Having
in one's possession during the examination any books, notes, written or printed
materials or data of any kind, other than examination materials distributed by board
staff, which could facilitate the applicant in completing the examination;
(c) Communicating
with any other examinee during the administration of the examination;
(d) Removing
from the examining room any examination materials;
(e) Photographing
or otherwise reproducing examination materials.
Stat. Auth.: ORS
677.265

Stats. Implemented:
ORS 677.190

Hist. BME
9-2001, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-01; BME 11-2003, f. & cert. ef. 7-15-03; OMB
9-2013, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-13
847-020-0200
Required School Subjects
Subjects covered in schools of medicine that grant degrees of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy as set forth in ORS 677.110 are basic sciences, clinical sciences, clinical competence and/or other subjects that may be specified by the Board.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265

Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.110

Hist. BME 9-2001, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-01

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