Board of Naturopathic Medicine

Present Duties

State Office Building
The State Office Building in Portland houses the central offices of the Board of Naturopathic Medicine. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
The Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine was established by the 1927 Legislature to protect consumers of naturopathic medicine by enforcing practice standards. The profession has grown from 200 in 1998 to over 1,100 in 2016. The board is staffed with 2.5 full-time equivalent positions to support the seven-member board that includes two public members and five licensed naturopathic physicians. The board carries out the provisions of its authority by conducting background checks, examining, issuing and renewing licenses, approving educational opportunities for licensees, investigating complaints and taking action when discipline is appropriate. The board is an Other Funds agency and derives its financing from licensing fees.

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Contact Information

Mailing Address: 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 407, Portland 97232
Telephone: 971-673-0193
Fax: 971-673-0226
General Email: obnm.info@state.or.us
Contact: Mary-Beth Baptista, Executive Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Mary-Beth Baptista 
Records Officer Email: Anne Walsh
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
Location Map: by Google Maps

Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 685
Budget Analysis - by Legislative Fiscal Office
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