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Nurse practitioners authorization

The director authorizes Oregon licensed nurse practitioners if they certify to the director that they have reviewed and understand informational materials provided by the Workers' Compensation Division (WCD) about the workers' compensation system.

You must maintain an Oregon nurse practitioner license to receive the nurse practioner authorization. If you treat a patient with an Oregon workers' compensation claim, and the director has not authorized you, the insurer will not have to pay for the services you provided.

For more information, contact Medical Resolution at 503-947-7606.

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The required materials include:

Nurse Practitioners' guide to Oregon on-the-job injuries

An introduction to the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's disability prevention guidelines titled, "Preventing Needless Work Disability by Helping People Stay Employed"

The Employer-at-Injury Program (return to work) information

After you have read the above materials, complete the "Statement of Authorization" online form

Click here to view the list of authorized nurse practitioners and certified chiropractic physicians, naturopathic physicians, and physician assistants

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To order a complete packet of the informational materials, contact WCD publications
at 503-947-7627.


Questions? Contact us at 503-947-7606 or e-mail wcd.medicalquestions@state.or.us.