2017 ORS 676.860¹
Requirement to complete suicide risk assessment, treatment and management continuing education
  • documentation and report
  • rules

(1) As used in this section:

(a) “Board” means:

(A) Occupational Therapy Licensing Board;

(B) Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists;

(C) Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine;

(D) Oregon Medical Board;

(E) Oregon State Board of Nursing;

(F) Physical Therapist Licensing Board;

(G) State Board of Chiropractic Examiners;

(H) State Board of Licensed Social Workers;

(I) Oregon Board of Psychology; and

(J) Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.

(b) “Licensee” means a person authorized to practice one of the following professions:

(A) Clinical social worker, as defined in ORS 675.510 (Definitions for ORS 675.510 to 675.600);

(B) Licensed marriage and family therapist, as defined in ORS 675.705 (Definitions for ORS 675.715 to 675.835);

(C) Licensed professional counselor, as defined in ORS 675.705 (Definitions for ORS 675.715 to 675.835);

(D) Licensed psychologist, as defined in ORS 675.010 (Definitions for ORS 675.010 to 675.150);

(E) Occupational therapist, as defined in ORS 675.210 (Definitions for ORS 675.210 to 675.340);

(F) Regulated social worker, as defined in ORS 675.510 (Definitions for ORS 675.510 to 675.600);

(G) School counselor, as defined by rule by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission;

(H) Certified registered nurse anesthetist, as defined in ORS 678.245 (Definitions for ORS 678.245 to 678.285);

(I) Chiropractic physician, as defined in ORS 684.010 (Definitions);

(J) Clinical nurse specialist, as defined in ORS 678.010 (Definitions for ORS 678.010 to 678.410);

(K) Naturopathic physician, as defined in ORS 685.010 (Definitions);

(L) Nurse practitioner, as defined in ORS 678.010 (Definitions for ORS 678.010 to 678.410);

(M) Physician, as defined in ORS 677.010 (Definitions for chapter);

(N) Physician assistant, as defined in ORS 677.495 (Definitions for ORS 677.495 to 677.535);

(O) Physical therapist, as defined in ORS 688.010 (Definitions for ORS 688.010 to 688.201); and

(P) Physical therapist assistant, as defined in ORS 688.010 (Definitions for ORS 688.010 to 688.201).

(2) In collaboration with the Oregon Health Authority, a board shall adopt rules to require a licensee regulated by the board to report to the board, upon reauthorization to practice, the licensee’s completion of any continuing education regarding suicide risk assessment, treatment and management.

(3) A licensee shall report the completion of any continuing education described in subsection (2) of this section to the board that regulates the licensee.

(4)(a) A board shall document completion of any continuing education described in subsection (2) of this section by a licensee regulated by the board. The board shall document the following data:

(A) The number of licensees who complete continuing education described in subsection (2) of this section;

(B) The percentage of the total of all licensees who complete the continuing education;

(C) The counties in which licensees who complete the continuing education practice; and

(D) The contact information for licensees willing to share information about suicide risk assessment, treatment and management with the authority.

(b) The board shall remove any personally identifying information from the data submitted to the board under this subsection, except for the personally identifying information of licensees willing to share such information with the authority.

(c) For purposes of documenting completion of continuing education under this subsection, a board may adopt rules requiring licensees to submit documentation of completion to the board.

(5) A board, on or before March 1 of each even-numbered year, shall report to the authority on the data documented under subsection (4) of this section, as well as information about any initiatives by the board to promote suicide risk assessment, treatment and management among its licensees.

(6) The authority, on or before August 1 of each even-numbered year, shall report to the interim committees of the Legislative Assembly related to health care on the information submitted to the authority under subsection (5) of this section. The authority shall include in the report information about initiatives by boards to promote awareness about suicide risk assessment, treatment and management and information on how boards are promoting continuing education described in subsection (2) of this section to licensees.

(7) The authority may use the information submitted to the authority under subsection (5) of this section to develop continuing education opportunities related to suicide risk assessment, treatment and management for licensees and to facilitate improvements in suicide risk assessment, treatment and management efforts in this state. [2017 c.511 §1]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 676—Health Professions Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors676.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.