2017 ORS 688.650¹
Qualifications for certification
  • temporary or provisional certificates
  • continuing education
  • certificate expiration
  • rules

(1)(a) When application has been made as required under ORS 688.640 (Application for certificate), the Oregon Health Authority shall certify an applicant as a hemodialysis technician if the authority finds that the applicant:

(A) Has successfully completed the training requirement adopted by the authority.

(B) Has paid a fee to the authority pursuant to ORS 688.645 (Fees).

(C) Has successfully completed an examination administered by the authority or administered by another public or private entity and approved by the authority.

(D) Meets any other requirements prescribed by rule of the authority.

(b) An applicant meets the requirements of paragraph (a)(A) of this subsection if the applicant provides the authority with documentation of military training or experience that the authority determines is substantially equivalent to the training requirement adopted by the authority.

(2) The authority may provide for the issuance of a temporary or provisional certification for a person to practice as a hemodialysis technician until the person has taken and passed the next held certification examination available to the person and has received a certificate. The authority may impose any conditions or limitations on a temporary or provisional certificate that the authority considers reasonable and necessary to protect the public. A temporary or provisional certificate may be held only by a person who:

(a) Has not received a failing grade on a certification examination approved or administered by the authority; and

(b)(A) Has successfully completed the initial training required by authority rule; or

(B) Is currently working in this or another state as a hemodialysis technician and is enrolled in a program offering the initial training required by authority rule.

(3) Each person holding a certificate under this section shall submit, at the time of application for renewal of the certificate to the authority, evidence of the applicant’s satisfactory completion of any continuing education requirements prescribed by rule by the authority.

(4) The authority shall prescribe criteria and approve programs of continuing education.

(5) Each certification issued under this section, unless sooner suspended or revoked, shall expire and be renewable after a period of two years. Each certificate must be renewed on or before June 30 of every second year or on or before such date as may be specified by authority rule. The authority by rule shall establish a schedule of certificate renewals under this subsection and shall prorate the fees to reflect any shorter certificate period. [1997 c.580 §6; 2007 c.768 §50; 2009 c.595 §1099; 2012 c.43 §18]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 688—Therapeutic and Technical Services: Physical Therapists; Medica, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors688.­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.