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HLO remains open during eclipse

We do not anticipate a change in our Offices’ ability to administer examinations or issue licenses on this day, but if candidates are planning on traveling to our location they should plan accordingly and anticipate traffic congestion and delays.

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Practitioner information

On July 1, 2015, Gov. Kate Brown signed Oregon House Bill 2796, creating a registry of licensed music therapists under the umbrella of the Health Licensing Office in the Music Therapy Program. Music therapy is an established health profession, and HB 2796 authorizes the Health Licensing Office to license qualified applicants to practice music therapy. It specifies criteria for applicants and authorizes the Office to adopt rules for licensing, qualifications, standards of practice and professional responsibility.

Music therapy is defined as "the clinical and evidence-based use of specialized music techniques to accomplish individualized goals of music therapy clients" (ORS 681.700).

Practitioner information

Learn more about how to get licensed, see laws and rules and fees and more at:

Board members

The program has no board.

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For policy questions, contact Policy Analyst Anne Thompson at 503-373-1904 or

For licensing qualification questions, contact Qualifications Specialist Sarah Bye at 503-373-1989 or

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