2017 ORS 685.010¹
Definitions

As used in this chapter:

(1) “Accredited naturopathic school or college” means a naturopathic school or college that offers a four-year full-time resident program of study in naturopathy that:

(a) Leads to a doctoral degree in naturopathic medicine; and

(b) Is approved by the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine to meet the standards specifically incorporated into board rules.

(2) “Drugs” includes:

(a) Substances recognized as drugs in the official United States Pharmacopoeia, official National Formulary, official Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States, other drug compendium or any supplement to any of them;

(b) Substances intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease in a human;

(c) Substances, other than food, intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of humans; and

(d) Substances intended for use as a component of any substance specified in paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of this subsection.

(3) “Minor surgery” means the use of electrical or other methods for the surgical repair and care incident thereto of superficial lacerations and abrasions, benign superficial lesions and the removal of foreign bodies located in the superficial structures; and the use of antiseptics and local anesthetics in connection therewith.

(4) “Naturopathic medicine” means the discipline that includes physiotherapy, natural healing processes and minor surgery and has as its objective the maintaining of the body in, or of restoring it to, a state of normal health.

(5) “Naturopathic physician” means a person who holds a degree of Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and is licensed under this chapter. [Amended by 1953 c.557 §4; 1985 c.624 §3; 1989 c.575 §1; 1989 c.945 §3; 1993 c.42 §1; 1999 c.512 §1; 2003 c.154 §1; 2007 c.434 §1; 2009 c.43 §11; 2009 c.420 §1; 2015 c.224 §3]

Notes of Decisions

Acupuncture is not authorized as “mi­nor surgery” or anesthesia under this sec­tion. State v. W. Sam Won, 19 Or App 580, 528 P2d 594 (1974), Sup Ct review denied

Doxycyc­line was drug within meaning of this sec­tion, and naturopathic physician violated ORS 685.030 (Application of chapter) by prescribing it. Hardt v. Bd. of Naturopathic Examiners, 44 Or App 679, 606 P2d 1169 (1980)

Where naturopathic physician prescribed Kwell as local antiseptic for removal of body lice, prescrip­tion was permissible because it was made in connec­tion with “removal of foreign bodies located in superficial structures.” Hardt v. Bd. of Naturopathic Examiners, 44 Or App 679, 606 P2d 1169 (1980)

Where naturopathic physician prescribed piperazine as local anesthetic for removal of roundworms from intestine, his ac­tion was not taken in connec­tion with mi­nor surgery because intestines are not within common understanding of “superficial structures” under this sec­tion. Hardt v. Bd. of Naturopathic Examiners, 44 Or App 679, 606 P2d 1169 (1980)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of licensee to purchase and use prescrip­tion and local anesthetic and antiseptic substances for mi­nor surgery, (1978) Vol 38, p 2231; use of prescrip­tion drugs, controlled substances and injectable anesthetics, (1980) Vol 40, p 392

Chapter 685

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Extent of grandfather right under 1969 Act amending barbers law, (1972) Vol 36, p 23; authority to purchase and use local anesthetic and antiseptic substances for mi­nor surgery, (1978) Vol 38, p 2231

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 685—Naturopaths, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors685.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 685, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano685.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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