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  • BARB renewal information

    In the 2015 Legislative Session, Senate Bill 696 passed, changing the makeup of the Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board, the professionals it licenses and registers, and criteria regarding licensing and registration. The bill allows the Health Licensing Office to require applicants to pass a fingerprint-based, nationwide criminal records check.

    Even though the bill changed a lot about the Board and its authorization holders, the licenses and registrations issued before Nov. 1, 2015 -- the date SB 696 went into effect -- remain valid.

    Individuals licensed and registered prior to Nov. 1, 2015, who choose to renew their authorization are subject to the requirements and regulations in the current rules and statutes, which include the fingerprint-based check mentioned above. The fingerprint form has further information.

    A courtesy renewal notice will be sent to the address on file with HLO about 45 days before your authorization becomes inactive. Fingerprint results are only valid for 30 days, so do not get them taken too soon. We suggest waiting until you have 45 days left on your authorization to begin the fingerprinting process.

    Some administrative rules relating to these changes were passed by the Board and went into effect Nov. 1, 2015, but more rulemaking will be undertaken in 2016.

  • New BARB rules go into effect Nov. 1, 2015
    Senate Bill 696 (2015) changed the makeup of the Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board and who the board licenses and registers. It directed the board to adopt rules to license behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts and directed the Health Licensing Office to establish rules for registration of behavior analysis interventionists. These rules amend those established under ORS 676.800 and meet the requirements of SB 696.

  • 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 apply 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, Feb. 15 for Presidents' Day
    • Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day
    • Monday, July 4 for Independence Day
    • Monday, Sept. 5 for Labor Day
    • Friday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day
    • Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving
    • Monday, Dec. 26 for Christmas

    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.

  • BARB renewal information

    In the 2015 Legislative Session, Senate Bill 696 passed, changing the makeup of the Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board, the professionals it licenses and registers, and criteria regarding licensing and registration. The bill allows the Health Licensing Office to require applicants to pass a fingerprint-based, nationwide criminal records check.

    Even though the bill changed a lot about the Board and its authorization holders, the licenses and registrations issued before Nov. 1, 2015 -- the date SB 696 went into effect -- remain valid.

    Individuals licensed and registered prior to Nov. 1, 2015, who choose to renew their authorization are subject to the requirements and regulations in the current rules and statutes, which include the fingerprint-based check mentioned above. The fingerprint form has further information.

    A courtesy renewal notice will be sent to the address on file with HLO about 45 days before your authorization becomes inactive. Fingerprint results are only valid for 30 days, so do not get them taken too soon. We suggest waiting until you have 45 days left on your authorization to begin the fingerprinting process.

    Some administrative rules relating to these changes were passed by the Board and went into effect Nov. 1, 2015, but more rulemaking will be undertaken in 2016.

  • BARB renewal information

    In the 2015 Legislative Session, Senate Bill 696 passed, changing the makeup of the Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board, the professionals it licenses and registers, and criteria regarding licensing and registration. The bill allows the Health Licensing Office to require applicants to pass a fingerprint-based, nationwide criminal records check.

    Even though the bill changed a lot about the Board and its authorization holders, the licenses and registrations issued before Nov. 1, 2015 -- the date SB 696 went into effect -- remain valid.

    Individuals licensed and registered prior to Nov. 1, 2015, who choose to renew their authorization are subject to the requirements and regulations in the current rules and statutes, which include the fingerprint-based check mentioned above. The fingerprint form has further information.

    A courtesy renewal notice will be sent to the address on file with HLO about 45 days before your authorization becomes inactive. Fingerprint results are only valid for 30 days, so do not get them taken too soon. We suggest waiting until you have 45 days left on your authorization to begin the fingerprinting process.

    Some administrative rules relating to these changes were passed by the Board and went into effect Nov. 1, 2015, but more rulemaking will be undertaken in 2016.

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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.

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