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  • Public comment sought on new BARB rules

    Senate Bill 696 changes the composition of the Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board, adds members and changes who the Board licenses and registers, and has spurred rule changes. To see a timeline of the proposed rulemaking schedule, click here.

    Click here to read the proposed rules.

    Public comment on this proposed language opens on Sept. 1 and closes at 11 a.m. on Sept. 30. 

    A public hearing will be held 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Sept. 30 at the Rhoades Conference Room at the Health Licensing Office, 700 Summer St. NE, Suite 320.

    Public comment can be sent to Policy Analyst Anne Thompson, anne.p.thompson@state.or.us, or via mail at this address:

    Anne Thompson
    Policy Analyst
    Oregon Health Authority
    700 Summer St NE Ste 320
    Salem, OR 97301-1287

  • 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:

    • Wednesday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day
    • Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27 for Thanksgiving 
    • 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.

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Flu Facts: Get Informed, Stay​ Healthy 

Protect yourself, your family and your co-workers by getting vaccinated and staying informed. The fewer of us who get sick from either seasonal influenza or pandemic H1N1 influenza, the more we can reduce the impact in our schools and workplaces. Visit the state's flu website or call the state hotline at 1-800-978-3040.