Oregon Medical Board

Crown Plaza Building
The Crown Plaza Building in downtown Portland. It holds the offices of the Oregon Medical Board. (Oregon State Archives Scenic Image 20180409-3020​)

Present Duties

The board regulates of the practice of medicine in Oregon. The agency licenses and regulates medical doctors (MD), doctors of osteopathic medicine (DO), doctors of podiatric medicine (DPM), physician assistants (PA) and acupuncturists (LAc).

The 14-member board includes physicians, a physician assistant, and three 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 23,000 licensees and is staffed with 41 employees.​
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Contact Information

Telephone: 971-673-2700
Fax: 971-673-2670
General Email: info@omb.oregon.gov
Contact: Nicole Krishnaswami, JD, Executive Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator: See Contact List for Medical Board​

Legal & Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 677

Budget Analysis - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records & Publications

Records Retention Schedule - a list of the public records kept at the agency