Oregon Acupuncture License
In Oregon, Acupuncture Licenses are issued and regulated by the Board of Medical Examiners.
You can read the full acupuncture laws, which govern acupuncture scope of practice in Oregon, here.
Here is an excerpt which describes the rather broad legal scope of practice for a licensed acupuncturist:
677.757 Definitions for ORS 677.757 to 677.770. As used in ORS 677.757 to 677.770:
(1)(a) "Acupuncture" means an Oriental health care practice used to promote health and to treat neurological, organic or functional disorders by the stimulation of specific points on the surface of the body by the insertion of needles. "Acupuncture" includes the treatment method of moxibustion, as well as the use of electrical, thermal, mechanical or magnetic devices, with or without needles, to stimulate acupuncture points and acupuncture meridians and to induce acupuncture anesthesia or analgesia.
(b) The practice of acupuncture also includes the following modalities as authorized by the Board of Medical Examiners for the State of Oregon:
(A) Traditional and modern techniques of diagnosis and evaluation;
(B) Oriental massage, exercise and related therapeutic methods; and
(C) The use of Oriental pharmacopoeia, vitamins, minerals and dietary advice.
(2) "Oriental pharmacopoeia" means a list of herbs described in traditional Oriental texts commonly used in accredited schools of Oriental medicine if the texts are approved by the Board of Medical Examiners for the State of Oregon. [1993 c.378 §1]
677.759 License required; qualifications; effect of using certain terms; rules. (1) No person shall practice acupuncture without first obtaining a license to practice medicine and surgery or a license to practice acupuncture from the Board of Medical Examiners for the State of Oregon except as provided in subsection (2) of this section.
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, the board may issue a license to practice acupuncture to an individual licensed to practice acupuncture in another state or territory of the United States if the individual is licensed to practice medicine and surgery or acupuncture in the other state or territory. The board shall not issue such a license unless the requirements of the other state or territory are similar to the requirements of this state.
(3) The board shall examine the qualifications of an applicant and determine who shall be authorized to practice acupuncture.
(4) Using the term "acupuncture," "acupuncturist," "Oriental medicine" or any other term, title, name or abbreviation indicating that an individual is qualified or licensed to practice acupuncture is prima facie evidence of practicing acupuncture.
(5) In addition to the powers and duties of the board described in this chapter, the board shall adopt rules consistent with ORS 677.757 to 677.770 governing the issuance of a license to practice acupuncture. [1993 c.378 §2]
You can verify licenses for medical doctors and acupuncturists in Oregon here.
Here is my license verification as of 4/2004 (please use the link above to verify this information on the BME site):
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