Oregon: Further Important Update on Psilocybin Facilitator Training Programs

Oregon: Further Important Update on Psilocybin Facilitator Training Programs

IMPORTANT UPDATE on Psilocybin Facilitator Training Programs 05/27/2022 Dear Partners, Oregon Psilocybin Services (OPS) continues to work diligently in anticipation of accepting facilitator training program curriculum applications beginning Monday, June 6, 2022. More information on how training programs can apply for curriculum approval will be announced soon. OPS recently learned that psilocybin facilitator training programs may be subject to licensure by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) in Oregon. We wanted to share the information we have at this time and will continue to update you as we learn more. Under state law, career schools must be licensed by the HECC (see ORS 345.010 to 345.450). A career school is defined in state law as “any private proprietary professional, technical, home study, correspondence, business or other school instruction, organization or person that offers any instruction or training for the purpose or purported purpose of instructing, training or preparing persons for any profession,” ORS 345.010(3). OPS recommends that psilocybin training programs review the licensure laws below related to career schools and contact the HECC if they have questions. OPS cannot make any determinations about whether HECC licensure is required, as that is a decision that the HECC must make. That said, HECC licensure is not a prerequisite to getting curriculum approval from OPS. Psilocybin facilitator training programs should contact the HECC if they believe they meet the requirements in ORS 345.015 or they believe they would qualify for private career school exemption via the HECC. The attached exemption form should be sent to the HECC if a psilocybin facilitator training program qualifies for an exemption.   LICENSING       345.015 Application of ORS 345.010 to 345.450. ORS 345.010 to 345.450 do not apply to: (1) Instruction or training solely avocational or recreational in nature or to institutions offering such education exclusively. (2) Instruction or training sponsored or offered by a bona…

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