2017 ORS 685.110¹
Grounds for discipline
  • penalties

The Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine may refuse to grant a license, may suspend or revoke a license, may limit a license, may impose probation, may issue a letter of reprimand and may impose a civil penalty not to exceed $5,000 for each offense for any of the following reasons:

(1) Using fraud or deception in securing a license.

(2) Impersonating another physician.

(3) Practicing naturopathic medicine under an assumed name.

(4) Performing an abortion.

(5) Being convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude.

(6) Any other reason that renders the applicant or licensee unfit to perform the duties of a naturopathic physician.

(7) Being convicted of a crime relating to practice of naturopathic medicine.

(8) Committing negligence related to the practice of naturopathic medicine.

(9) Having an impairment as defined in ORS 676.303 (Purposes of health professional regulatory boards).

(10) Prescribing or dispensing drugs outside the scope of practice.

(11) Obtaining a fee through fraud or misrepresentation.

(12) Committing gross or repeated malpractice.

(13) Representing to a patient that a manifestly incurable condition of sickness, disease or injury can be permanently cured.

(14) Engaging in any conduct or practice contrary to a recognized standard of ethics of the profession or any conduct or practice that does or might constitute a danger to the health or safety of a patient or the public or any conduct, practice or condition that does or might adversely affect a physician’s ability safely and skillfully to practice naturopathic medicine.

(15) Willfully and consistently utilizing any naturopathic service, X-ray equipment or treatment contrary to recognized standards of practice of the naturopathic profession.

(16) Failing to notify the board within 30 days of a change in the location of practice or of mailing address.

(17) Attempting to practice naturopathic medicine or practicing or claiming to practice naturopathic medicine or any of its components in this state without first complying with the provisions of this chapter.

(18) Having a license to practice naturopathic medicine in another jurisdiction suspended or revoked.

(19) Employing unlicensed persons to practice naturopathic medicine.

(20) Practicing natural childbirth without first obtaining a certificate of special competency.

(21) Failing to respond in a timely manner to a request for information regarding a complaint or the investigation of a complaint by the board.

(22) Failing to pay a civil penalty in the time specified by the order imposing the penalty.

(23) Violating any provision of this chapter or rules adopted by the board. [Amended by 1953 c.555 §2; 1971 c.734 §132; 1985 c.624 §13; 1989 c.146 §3; 2001 c.526 §5; 2003 c.155 §1; 2009 c.43 §22; 2009 c.396 §1; 2009 c.756 §97; 2015 c.224 §4]

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).
 
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.