2018:  Oregon Statute Authorizes ND Signers

The Oregon Legislature (2017 SB 856) expanded the scope of practice of naturopathic doctors (NDs) to include the ability to sign POLST forms effective January 2, 2018. Of the 46,188 POLST forms entered into the Oregon POLST Registry in 2018, 56 (0.12%) forms were completed by 14 NDs (range 1 to 37).