Retainer Medical Practice
New certification process to allow operation of "direct practices" or retainer medical practices
Beginning January 1, 2012, licensed health care professionals may enter into a written agreement with a patient such that the health care professional (or "provider") agrees to provide specified primary care services for a periodic fee.
Senate Bill 86, approved by the 2011 Legislature, establishes a certification program for retainer medical practices. To obtain certification, a retainer medical practice must make application to the DCBS, provide evidence of its business experience, proof of financial responsibility, and character. A retainer medical practice must renew its certification annually. There is no fee to make an application or to renew its certification.
Laws governing retainer medical practices are in Sections 1 through 6, chapter 499, Oregon Laws 2011 (Enrolled Senate Bill 86). The DCBS Insurance Division adopted administrative rules to implement the registration program. These rules may be found in OAR Chapter 836, Division 200 (OAR 836-200-0300 through 836-200-0315).
Questions about certification?
Please contact Rick Frawley, 503-947-7299, or firstname.lastname@example.org