The board has been protecting Oregon citizens through the regulation of the practice of medicine since 1889. The agency now licenses and regulates Medical Doctors (MD), Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), Physician Assistants (PA) and Acupuncturists (LAc).
The 13-member board is composed of physicians, a physician assistant and two members of the public. The board sets qualifications for licensure and grants licenses to applicants who meet those requirements. It investigates complaints and disciplines licensees who violate state law (the Medical Practice Act). The board also supports rehabilitation and education for licensees in an effort to promote access to quality care for all Oregonians.
The board oversees more than 21,000 licensees and is staffed with nearly 40 employees.
Mailing Address: 1500 SW 1st Ave., #620, Portland 97201-5847
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Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 677
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