Oregon Statutes - Chapter 685 - Naturopaths - Section 685.030 - Application of chapter.

Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to:

(1) Apply to any physician and surgeon, osteopath or chiropractor, or to any Christian Scientist or other person who by religious or spiritual means endeavors to prevent or cure disease or suffering in accord with the tenets of any church.

(2) Authorize licensees to practice optometry or administer chiropractic adjustments, or any system or method of treatment not authorized in this chapter, or to administer or write prescriptions for or dispense drugs, or do major surgery except that naturopathic physicians are not prohibited from recommending the use of specific and appropriate over-the-counter pharmaceuticals for their patients, or from prescribing codeine sulfate or codeine phosphate in an appropriate and safe manner.

(3) Prevent a licensee under this chapter from the administration of the anesthetics or antiseptics authorized in ORS 685.010 (4), from ordering diagnostic tests, or from the use of radiopaque substances administered by mouth or rectum necessary for Roentgen diagnostic purposes.

(4) Authorize the administration of any substance by penetration of the skin or mucous membrane of the human body except for diagnostic and preventive purposes or for the therapeutic purpose of administering vitamins and minerals. [Amended by 1953 c.557 §4; 1985 c.624 §4; 1989 c.575 §4; 1989 c.945 §5; 1993 c.55 §1; 1993 c.469 §10; 2001 c.526 §2]

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