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  • BARB rules advisory committee seeks public comment

    The Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board's Rules Advisory Committee will meet 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 4, 2015, at the Health Licensing Office in Salem. At this meeting, the group will discuss these sections of the posted rules only (also noted is the statutory rulemaking authority):

    •    824-010-0005 – HLO
    •    824-030-0010 – Board
    •    824-030-0020 – Board
    •    824-030-0040 – HLO
    •    824-035-0005 – HLO
    •    824-040-0010 – HLO
    •    824-050-0010 – HLO

    The rules being discussed are marked in yellow here.

    Public comment will be accepted on these rules through noon, Aug. 10, 2015. Sent to Anne Thompson, policy analyst, at anne.p.thompson@state.or.us or mail to 700 Summer St. NE, Suite 320, Salem, OR, 97301-1287. If you have questions, please call 503-373-1904. Public comment will also be accepted in person at the RAC meeting, which is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the Rhoades Conference Room at HLO (address same as above).

    Another RAC will be called in spring 2016 to address other portions of the rules. We will be recruiting for that RAC in early 2016.

  • HLO Legislative update

    At 6:04 p.m. on July 6, Oregon's 2015 Legislative Session officially adjourned. The Health Licensing Office (HLO) did not put forth any bills itself this session, but there were several sponsored by other parties that affect the boards under HLO's jurisdiction. These include:

    • House Bill 2296, which changes the name of the Board of Body Art Practitioners to the Board of Electrologists and Body Art Practitioners.
    • House Bill 2305, which permits people who complete polysomnographic program that combines education and training program to appy for polysomnographic technologist license.
    • House Bill 2642, which establishes the Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians within HLO.
    • House Bill 2796, which directs HLO to issue a license to practice music therapy to qualified applicants.
    • Senate Bill 696, which increases membership of the Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board.
    • Senate Bill 699, which broadens the exemption to provisions regulating cosmetology disciplines for people who prepare a person's hair solely for professional photography or theatrical performance.

    Read more details about the new bills in this memo. You can also sign up to be on our interested parties mailing list using this form.

  • Upcoming HLO closures for state holidays

    Mark your calendar and note that the Health Licensing Office (and all State of Oregon agencies) will be closed on the following days:

    • Monday, Sept. 7 for Labor Day
    • Wednesday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day
    • Thursday, Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving Day
    • Friday, Dec. 25 for Christmas Day

    Examinations will not be offered, and licenses will not be issued on these days.

    Our regular office hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Feel free to call 503-378-8667; calls will be returned the next business day. You can also email hlo.info@state.or.us.

  • Recruiting members for the Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board

    Passage of Senate Bill 696 changed the makeup of the Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board and made positions Senate-confirmed. Going forward, the Board will consist of nine members appointed by the Governor, including:

    • four members who are licensed by the Board;
    • one member who is a licensed psychiatrist, with experience or training in treating autism spectrum disorder;
    • one member who is a licensed psychologist, with experience or training in treating autism spectrum disorder;
    • one member who is a licensed developmental pediatrician, with experience or training in treating autism spectrum disorder;
    • one member of the general public who does not have a financial interest in the provision of applied behavior analysis and does not have a ward or family member who has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder; and
    • one member who is a parent, guardian or family member of an individual who has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and has received some form of applied behavior analysis therapy.

    Terms in office are four years.

    Read the full letter to interested parties to find out more about how to apply.

    Find the interest form on the Governor's Office website.


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