2017 ORS 678.031¹
Application of ORS 678.010 to 678.410

ORS 678.010 (Definitions for ORS 678.010 to 678.410) to 678.410 (Fees) do not apply to:

(1) The employment of nurses in institutions or agencies of the federal government.

(2) The practice of nursing incidental to the planned program of study for students enrolled in nursing education programs accredited by the Oregon State Board of Nursing or accredited by another state or United States territory as described under ORS 678.040 (Qualifications of applicants for license) and approved by the board.

(3) Nursing practiced outside this state that is incidental to a distance learning program provided by an institution of higher education located in Oregon.

(4) The furnishing of nursing assistance in an emergency.

(5) The practice of any other occupation or profession licensed under the laws of this state.

(6) Care of the sick with or without compensation when performed in connection with the practice of the religious tenets of a well-recognized church or denomination that relies exclusively on treatment by prayer and spiritual means by adherents thereof so long as the adherent does not engage in the practice of nursing as defined in ORS 678.010 (Definitions for ORS 678.010 to 678.410) to 678.410 (Fees) and 678.990 (Penalties) or hold oneself out as a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse.

(7) Nonresident nurses licensed and in good standing in another state if they are practicing in this state on a single, temporary assignment of not to exceed 30 days, renewable for not to exceed 30 days, for assignments that are for the general public benefit limited to the following:

(a) Transport teams;

(b) Red Cross Blood Services personnel;

(c) Presentation of educational programs;

(d) Disaster teams;

(e) Staffing a coronary care unit, intensive care unit or emergency department in a hospital that is responding to a temporary staffing shortage and would be otherwise unable to meet its critical care staffing requirements;

(f) Staffing a long term care facility that is responding to a temporary staffing shortage and would be otherwise unable to meet its staffing requirements; or

(g) Providing health care for students who attend school outside of Oregon and who are participating in a school-sponsored event.

(8)(a) Nonresident nurses licensed and in good standing in another state if they are practicing in this state without compensation on no more than two temporary assignments not to exceed five days in any 12-month period if the assignments are for the general public benefit.

(b) A nonresident nurse practicing under this subsection may not prescribe drugs unless the nonresident nurse applies to the board in a form and manner prescribed by the board by rule and the board approves the application. [1957 c.316 §8 (enacted in lieu of 678.030); 1973 c.584 §3; 1981 c.369 §1; 1997 c.110 §1; 2001 c.465 §2; 2001 c.568 §1; 2013 c.207 §1; 2017 c.247 §1]

Note: The amendments to 678.031 (Application of ORS 678.010 to 678.410) by section 2, chapter 207, Oregon Laws 2013, become operative January 1, 2020. See section 3, chapter 207, Oregon Laws 2013. The text that is operative on and after January 1, 2020, including amendments by section 2, chapter 247, Oregon Laws 2017, is set forth for the user’s convenience.

678.031 (Application of ORS 678.010 to 678.410). ORS 678.010 (Definitions for ORS 678.010 to 678.410) to 678.410 (Fees) do not apply to:

(1) The employment of nurses in institutions or agencies of the federal government.

(2) The practice of nursing incidental to the planned program of study for students enrolled in nursing education programs accredited by the Oregon State Board of Nursing or accredited by another state or United States territory as described under ORS 678.040 (Qualifications of applicants for license) and approved by the board.

(3) Nursing practiced outside this state that is incidental to a distance learning program provided by an institution of higher education located in Oregon.

(4) The furnishing of nursing assistance in an emergency.

(5) The practice of any other occupation or profession licensed under the laws of this state.

(6) Care of the sick with or without compensation when performed in connection with the practice of the religious tenets of a well-recognized church or denomination that relies exclusively on treatment by prayer and spiritual means by adherents thereof so long as the adherent does not engage in the practice of nursing as defined in ORS 678.010 (Definitions for ORS 678.010 to 678.410) to 678.410 (Fees) and 678.990 (Penalties) or hold oneself out as a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse.

(7) Nonresident nurses licensed and in good standing in another state if they are practicing in this state on a single, temporary assignment of not to exceed 30 days, renewable for not to exceed 30 days, for assignments that are for the general public benefit limited to the following:

(a) Transport teams;

(b) Red Cross Blood Services personnel;

(c) Presentation of educational programs;

(d) Disaster teams;

(e) Staffing a coronary care unit, intensive care unit or emergency department in a hospital that is responding to a temporary staffing shortage and would be otherwise unable to meet its critical care staffing requirements;

(f) Staffing a long term care facility that is responding to a temporary staffing shortage and would be otherwise unable to meet its staffing requirements; or

(g) Providing health care for students who attend school outside of Oregon and who are participating in a school-sponsored event.

See annota­tions under ORS 678.230 in permanent edi­tion.

Chapter 678

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Disclosure by Board of Nursing of names, business and home addresses of registered and licensed practical nurses, (1982) Vol. 42, p 382; licensing require­ments for hospital technicians employed by state correc­tional facilities, (1987) Vol 45, p 188

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 678—Nurses; Nursing Home Administrators, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors678.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 678, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano678.­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.