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As part of your application for license or renewal of your registration you are required to provide your Social Security Number to the Oregon Medical Board. This is mandatory. The authority for this requirement is ORS 25.785, ORS 305.385, 42 USC § 666(a)(13), 42 USC § 405 (c)(2)(i) and 45 CFR § 61.7 (3)(b). Failure to provide your Social Security Number will be a basis to refuse to issue or renew the license, certification or registration you seek. Your Social Security Number will remain on file with the Board and will be used for child support enforcement by Child Services Division, for tax administration and required reports to the National Practitioner Databank (NPDB). The Board may also use your Social Security Number for identification and investigative purposes and for the collection of delinquent fines assessed by the Board.

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A doctor of medicine (allopathic) is licensed to practice medicine, prescribe medications, perform surgery, and utilize any of a number of recognized modalities of therapy in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, illness, injury, and physical conditions. In Oregon, an MD's scope of practice also includes the practice of acupuncture.

Physicians who have retired from active practice and are planning on moving to Oregon may want to apply for a Volunteer Emeritus license if they wish to volunteer medical service for no compensation in a health clinic. Practice is limited to public health clinics or health clinics operated by a charitable corporation. Application fee is waived.

The MD Postgraduate License limits the physician’s practice to an accredited training program and is issued to a trainee in an Oregon teaching hospital or an elective rotation as part of an out-of-state accredited training program. The physician may not work outside the accredited training program. This license is granted for a maximum of 13 months and can be renewed for all subsequent years of an accredited training program.

The MD Fellow License limits the physician’s practice to a supervised fellowship program of an approved school of medicine or affiliated teaching institution. The physician may not work outside a training program. This license can be issued for a maximum period of one year and may be renewed for a total of two consecutive years.

The MD Medical Faculty License is issued to a physician who receives a full time faculty position in an accredited medical school in Oregon. This license allows practice only as a necessary part of the duties of the faculty position as approved by the Board. This license must be approved by the full Board at a quarterly meeting. This license can be issued for a maximum period of one year an may be renewed for a total of four years. The four years must be consecutive.

The MD Visiting Professor License is issued to a physician who has received a teaching position in an approved medical school or affiliated teaching institution in Oregon. This license allows practice only as a necessary part of the duties of the teaching position as approved by the Board. This license can be issued for a maximum period of one year and may be renewed for one additional year. The two years must be consecutive; any unused portion of time cannot be requested at a later date.

An MD Visiting Physician is not a license but an approval for temporary practice. This approval may be issued for out of state physicians to practice in a hospital or accredited facility in Oregon or under an Oregon supervising physician in order to obtain or provide training for up to 30 days a year. All courtesy privilege requests must be reviewed and approved by the Executive Director two weeks prior to the beginning date.

A Distinguished Professor license is reserved for a physician who does not meet the qualifications for a full unlimited license but who is recognized as highly distinguished in his or her field of medicine and has received a full-time professor appointment at a school of medicine in Oregon. Additional qualifications and practice restrictions apply. NOTE: Contact the Board before applying for this license. Per ORS 677.132, an average of only two licenses may be issued each year.

A doctor of osteopathic medicine is licensed to practice medicine, prescribe medications, perform surgery, and utilize any of a number of recognized modalities of therapy in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, illness, injury, and physical conditions, including the use of manipulative therapy. In Oregon, a DO's scope of practice also includes the practice of acupuncture.

Physicians who have retired from active practice and are planning on moving to Oregon may want to apply for a Volunteer Emeritus license if they wish to volunteer medical service for no compensation in a health clinic. Practice is limited to public health clinics or health clinics operated by a charitable. Application fee is waived.

The DO Postgraduate License limits the physician’s practice to an accredited training program and is issued to a trainee in an Oregon teaching hospital or an elective rotation as part of an out-of-state accredited training program. The physician may not work outside the accredited training program. This license is granted for a maximum of 13 months and can be renewed for all subsequent years of an accredited training program.

The DO Fellow License limits the physician’s practice to a supervised fellowship program of an approved school of medicine or affiliated teaching institution. The physician may not work outside a training program. This license can be issued for a maximum period of one year and may be renewed for a total of two consecutive years.

The DO Medical Faculty License is issued to a physician who receives a full time faculty position in an accredited medical school in Oregon. This license allows practice only as a necessary part of the duties of the faculty position as approved by the Board. This license must be approved by the full Board at a quarterly meeting. This license can be issued for a maximum period of one year an may be renewed for a total of four years. The four years must be consecutive.

The DO Visiting Professor License is issued to a physician who has received a teaching position in an approved medical school or affiliated teaching institution in Oregon. This license allows practice only as a necessary part of the duties of the teaching position as approved by the Board. This license can be issued for a maximum period of one year and may be renewed for one additional year. The two years must be consecutive; any unused portion of time cannot be requested at a later date.

An DO Visiting Physician is not a license but an approval for temporary practice. This approval may be issued for out of state physicians to practice in a hospital or accredited facility in Oregon or under an Oregon supervising physician in order to obtain or provide training for up to 30 days a year. All courtesy privilege requests must be reviewed and approved by the Executive Director two weeks prior to the beginning date.

A Distinguished Professor license is reserved for a physician who does not meet the qualifications for a full unlimited license but who is recognized as highly distinguished in his or her field of medicine and has received a full-time professor appointment at a school of medicine in Oregon. Additional qualifications and practice restrictions apply. NOTE: Contact the Board before applying for this license. Per ORS 677.132, an average of only two licenses may be issued each year.

A podiatric physician is licensed to diagnose and perform medical, physical or surgical treatments related strictly to ailments of the human foot, ankle, and tendons directly attached to and governing the function of the foot and ankle. Podiatrists may apply for an endorsement on their license to perform ankle surgery in a certified hospital or ambulatory surgical center in Oregon.

The DPM Postgraduate License limits the physician’s practice to an accredited training program and is issued to a trainee in an Oregon teaching hospital or an elective rotation as part of an out-of-state accredited training program. The physician may not work outside the accredited training program. This license is granted for a maximum of 13 months and can be renewed for all subsequent years of an accredited training program.

The DPM Fellow License limits the physician’s practice to a supervised fellowship program of an approved school of medicine or affiliated teaching institution. The physician may not work outside a training program. This license can be issued for a maximum period of one year and may be renewed for a total of two consecutive years.

The DPM Medical Faculty License is issued to a physician who receives a full time faculty position in an accredited medical school in Oregon. This license allows practice only as a necessary part of the duties of the faculty position as approved by the Board. This license must be approved by the full Board at a quarterly meeting. This license can be issued for a maximum period of one year an may be renewed for a total of four years. The four years must be consecutive.

The DPM Visiting Professor License is issued to a physician who has received a teaching position in an approved medical school or affiliated teaching institution in Oregon. This license allows practice only as a necessary part of the duties of the teaching position as approved by the Board. This license can be issued for a maximum period of one year and may be renewed for one additional year. The two years must be consecutive; any unused portion of time cannot be requested at a later date.

An DPM Visiting Physician is not a license but an approval for temporary practice. This approval may be issued for out of state physicians to practice in a hospital or accredited facility in Oregon or under an Oregon supervising physician in order to obtain or provide training for up to 30 days a year. All courtesy privilege requests must be reviewed and approved by the Executive Director two weeks prior to the beginning date.

A physician assistant is licensed to provide medical services under the direction and supervision of a licensed physician (MD/DO).

An acupuncturist is licensed to provide health care using acupuncture and other forms of traditional Oriental Medicine.

An AC Visiting Acupuncturist is not a license but an approval for temporary practice. This approval may be issued for out of state acupuncturists to demonstrate acupuncture needling for a period up to ten days no more than three times a year as part of a seminar, conference, or workshop.

The AC Visiting Professor License is granted to an acupuncturist who receives a teaching position in an Oregon school of acupuncture. This license allows practice only as a necessary part of the duties of the teaching position as approved by the Board. This license may be granted for one year and renewed for a total of three years.

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