Oregon Medical Laser Laws

Oregon Medical Laser Laws & State Regulations


In January 2002, the Board adopted a position statement that the medical use of lasers is the practice of medicine. Physicians using lasers should be trained appropriately and any physician who delegates a procedure using lasers or intense pulsed light devices to a non-physician should be qualified to do the procedure themselves. Allied health professionals employed to perform a laser or intense pulsed light procedure must have appropriate training and education and must be under the direct supervision of a licensed physician under written guidelines and/or policies. The ultimate responsibility for performing any procedure lies with the physician.

Medical Use of Lasers