2017 ORS 677.010¹
Definitions for chapter

As used in this chapter, subject to the exemptions in ORS 677.060 (Persons and practices not within scope of chapter) and unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) “Approved internship” means the first year of post-graduate training served in a hospital that is approved by the board or by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education, the American Osteopathic Association or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

(2) “Approved school of medicine” means a school offering a full-time resident program of study in medicine or osteopathic medicine leading to a degree of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, 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 as specifically incorporated into board rules.

(3) “Board” means the Oregon Medical Board.

(4) “Diagnose” means to examine another person in any manner to determine the source or nature of a disease or other physical or mental condition, or to hold oneself out or represent that a person is so examining another person. It is not necessary that the examination be made in the presence of such other person; it may be made on information supplied either directly or indirectly by such other person.

(5) “Dispense” means the preparation and delivery of a prescription drug, pursuant to a lawful order of a practitioner, in a suitable container appropriately labeled for subsequent administration to or use by a patient or other individual entitled to receive the prescription drug.

(6) “Dispensing physician” means a physician or podiatric physician and surgeon who purchases prescription drugs for the purpose of dispensing them to patients or other individuals entitled to receive the prescription drug and who dispenses them accordingly.

(7) “Drug” means all medicines and preparations for internal or external use of humans, intended to be used for the cure, mitigation or prevention of diseases or abnormalities of humans, which are recognized in any published United States Pharmacopoeia or National Formulary, or otherwise established as a drug.

(8) “Fellow” means an individual who has not qualified under ORS 677.100 (Qualifications of applicant for license) (1) and (2) and who is pursuing some special line of study as part of a supervised program of a school of medicine, a hospital approved for internship or residency training, or an institution for medical research or education that provides for a period of study under the supervision of a responsible member of that hospital or institution, such school, hospital or institution having been approved by the board.

(9) “Intern” means an individual who has entered into a hospital or hospitals for the first year of post-graduate training.

(10) “License” means permission to practice, whether by license, registration or certification.

(11) “Licensee” means an individual holding a valid license issued by the board.

(12) “Physical incapacity” means a condition that renders an individual licensed under this chapter unable to practice under that license with professional skill and safety by reason of physical illness or physical deterioration that adversely affects cognition, motor or perceptive skill.

(13) “Physician” means a person who holds a degree of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, or a person who holds a degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine if the context in which the term “physician” is used does not authorize or require the person to practice outside the scope of a license issued under ORS 677.805 (“Ankle” defined for ORS 677.805 to 677.840) to 677.840 (Fees).

(14) “Podiatric physician and surgeon” means a physician licensed under ORS 677.805 (“Ankle” defined for ORS 677.805 to 677.840) to 677.840 (Fees) to treat ailments of the human foot, ankle and tendons directly attached to and governing the function of the foot and ankle.

(15)(a) “Podiatry” means:

(A) The diagnosis or the medical, physical or surgical treatment of ailments of the human foot, ankle and tendons directly attached to and governing the function of the foot and ankle, except treatment involving the use of a general or spinal anesthetic unless the treatment is performed in a hospital licensed under ORS 441.025 (License issuance) or in an ambulatory surgical center licensed by the Oregon Health Authority and is under the supervision of or in collaboration with a podiatric physician and surgeon; and

(B) Assisting in the performance of surgery, as provided in ORS 677.814 (Assisting in surgery).

(b) “Podiatry” does not include administering general or spinal anesthetics or the amputation of the entire foot.

(16) “Prescribe” means to direct, order or designate the use of or manner of using by spoken or written words or other means.

(17) “Resident” means an individual who, after the first year of post-graduate training, in order to qualify for some particular specialty in the field of medicine, pursues a special line of study as part of a supervised program of a hospital approved by the board. [Amended by 1961 c.400 §1; 1967 c.470 §3; 1979 c.778 §1; 1981 c.220 §2; 1983 c.486 §2; 1985 c.322 §9; 1989 c.830 §1; 1999 c.785 §1; 2005 c.760 §1; 2007 c.70 §301; 2009 c.756 §21; 2013 c.129 §1; 2017 c.409 §21]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

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Chapter 677

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Extent of grandfather right under 1969 Act amending barbers law, (1972) Vol 36, p 23; licensing require­ments for hospital technicians employed by state correc­tional facilities, (1987) Vol 45, p 188

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 677—Regulation of Medicine, Podiatry and Acupuncture, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors677.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 677, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano677.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.