Oregon Pain Management Commission Mandated 6 Hours Pain Management Training
Oregon Pain Management Education Requirement:
The OPMC has mandated a requirement of one hour of Oregon specific pain education, and six additional hours of continuing education on the issue of pain management or palliative care. This is a one-time requirement of the licensees of the regulatory boards, and must be completed prior to license renewal. The additional six hours of continuing education is required for all healthcare professionals (Note: This course does NOT provide AMA Category-1 CME).
As directed by ORS 409.560 and 409.565, the Pain Management Commission provides one (1) hour of Oregon specific training required for certain licensed health care professionals. You are required to complete six (6) additional continuing education hours in pain or palliative care.
Course Approval: The Oregon Pain Management Commission, and other licensing boards do not approve courses or course providers, but accepts courses approved by other nationally accredited nursing/dental/pharmacy/ physical therapy/occupational therapy boards (such as New York, California, Nevada, Florida, Georgia, AOTA, AGD PACE etc.) for Continuing Education. Note: This course does NOT provide AMA Category-1 CME.
Biologix Solutions LLC is a nationally approved provider of online continuing education for nursing, dental, physical therapy, occupational therapy and other healthcare professionals. Oregon Pain Management Commission has listed us as an accepted provider to fulfill 6 hours of additional pain management education requirement. We strongly encourage you to check with your licensing board to ensure that Biologix Solutions’s course fulfills board specific requirements. If you have any questions, please check with your licensing board about specific requirements.
FAQs: If you have any questions regarding Pain Management CE requirement, please contact your licensing board or visit Oregon Pain Management Commission (Click Here).
The healthcare professionals required to complete the pain education program are those specifically identified licensees that report to the following Licensing Boards:
(a) Board of Medical Examiners, which includes: physicians, physician assistants and acupuncturists (with the exception of those listed under OAR chapter 847.677, identified as waived);
(b) Oregon State Board of Nursing, which includes: all registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and nurse practitioners;
RNs and LPNs: There is a one-time requirement of 6 hours in Pain Management and/or treatment of the terminally ill and dying patients; an additional 1 hour must be specific to Oregon provided by the Pain Management Commission of the Department of Human Services.
APRNs: Required 100 contact hours of continuing education related to advance practice nursing. Proof of national board certification may be used to meet continuing education course requirements for the current renewal cycle for up to 50% of the total CE requirement.
(c) Board of Psychologist Examiners, which includes: all licensed psychologists;
(d) Board of Chiropractic Examiners, which includes: all licensed chiropractors;
(e) Board of Naturopathic Examiners, which includes: all licensed naturopathic physicians;
(f) Board of Pharmacy, which includes: all licensed pharmacists.
(g) Board of Dentistry, which includes all licensed dentists.
(h) Board of Occupational Therapy, which includes all licensed occupational therapists.
(i) Board of Physical Therapy, which includes all licensed physical therapists.
The required “pain management education program” is specified as completion of the one-hour web-based module Advancing Pain Management in Oregon developed by the Commission and an additional six (6) accredited hours of continuing education in pain management, palliative care and end of life care or a combination of both.
In addition to the Pain Management Module, you are required to complete six (6) additional continuing education hours in pain or palliative care. Your licensing board, not the OMPC, has oversight of the proper required CEU accreditation. If you have questions regarding the additional 6 CEUs please contact your licensing board. For your convenience, we have compiled a list of Pain CEU Resources.
Note: Biologix Solutions 6 Hours Pain Management CE is approved all healthcare professionals (except for Physicians requiring AMA Category-1 CME)