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- The Court of Appeals Appellate Commissioner issued a Stay Order dated July 29, 2011, which suspends the new rule until the issue is resolved by a full panel of judges after hearing a full presentation of the arguments.
- OAAOM Files injunction to stay the rule until the legal challenge is heard.
- DN Position – OAAOM – 2011 – OAAOM position paper regarding Dry Needling
- OBCE new Rule OAR 811-015-0036 - Dry Needling – On May 15, 2011 the OBCE adopted the Dry Needling rule. On June 13, 2011 the rule becomes effective.
- Senate Bill 780 Intro – Modifies definition of “acupuncture” to include insertion of solid needle into body to treat disorder. Limits ability of other health care practitioners to practice other therapy that is within definition of “acupuncture.”
- Proposal Senator Jason Atkinson – Regarding Dry Needling – 12/14/09
- House Bill 3028 Intro - Prohibits discrimination in rates of insurance reimbursement paid to specified providers.
Senate Bill 0225 Intro - Senate Bill 225 Intro – Permits legislative committee considering proposal to modify scope of practice of licensed healthcare profession to request that Oregon Health Authority convene scope of practice review panel tomake recommendations to Legislative Assembly on proposal.January 2011
- 1/25- OBCE Dry Needling Statement
- 1/20 -OBCE Meeting Minutes
- Dry Needling Information
- 1/10 – Dry Needling Forum
- Dry Needling OAAOM Perspective
- CCAOM Dry Needling Position Paper
- OCOM Letter Dry Needling
- Oregon Medical Board/ Acupuncture Advisory Committee Letter to Physical Therapistss
- National Chiropractic Counsel – DN and PTs
- OAAOM Dry Needling Response Letter
Informational Forum – January 10, 2011 – An OCOM Alumni Association Sponsored event
Please attend an informational forum to learn about how chiropractors and physical therapists’ are attempting to put acupuncture in their scope of practice under the name “dry needling.”
Who: Interested students, faculty, staff and friends of acupuncture
What: “Dry Needling” informational forum
When: Monday, January 10th, 2011 5pm-7pm
Where: OCOM Clinic Building Room B
Why: Although the public safety risk of DC’s and PT’s doing acupuncture is obvious, this meeting of experts and students will attempt to explain the matter further and show how our coordinated actions will be most effective.
The Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Health Policy Board are hosting six community meetings across the state in September to obtain public input on the board’s draft Comprehensive Plan for Health Reform, including the Health Insurance Exchange, a central marketplace for health insurance. Board members and staff will present progress on the plan and decision points, and will listen to your comments, concerns and recommendations.
Visit Oregon.com for information and meeting locations.
July 2010 -
- The Oregon Health Policy Board met Tuesday, July 13 in Portland. Topics included draft recommendations from the Health Improvement Plan committee; an update on the comprehensive plan framework; and the Essential Benefits Package. A recording of the July 13 meeting can be viewed online.
June 2010 -
May 2010 –
April 2010 -
- NEW WORKMAN’S COMP POLICY Proposed OAR 436-009
February 2010 -
- February Newsletter – Legislative Updates
- On November 20, 2009, the Physical Therapist Licensing Board held a meeting, inviting testimony from the OMB, Acupuncture Advisory Council and the OAAOM as well as the Oregon Physical Therapy Association.
- The Physical Therapist Licensing Board announced dry needling is within the scope of practice for PTs and PT assistants. In response, the OAAOM and over 30 practitioners of acupuncture contacted the Oregon Medical Board (OMB), Oregon’s acupuncture licensing agency. The Acupuncture Advisory Council, working with the Oregon Medical Board, determined that dry needling is acupuncture.
- Legislative Updates