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  • Members sought for BARB rules advisory committee
    A Rules Advisory Committee is being formed to provide consultation and recommendations to the Health Licensing Office (Office) and the Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board. The RAC will meet from 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 4, 2015, at the Health Licensing Office in Salem. A teleconference option will be available for RAC members only. 

    The composition is:
    1. Oregon Association for Behavior Analysis (2 representatives who practice behavior analysis)
    2. Autism Speaks (1)
    3. Oregon Insurance Division (1)
    4. Insurance plan representative (1)
    5. Autism Society of Oregon (1)
    6. Consumer/parent of someone who uses ABA services (2)
    7. Public member (1)
    8. Faculty member from a 4-year accredited university with a program in behavior analysis (1)
    9. Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board member (1)

    If you would like to participate in the RAC, fill out the interest form and send it to:
    Anne Thompson
    700 Summer St. NE Suite 320
    Salem, OR 97301-1287 or anne.p.thompson@state.or.us

    Forms will be accepted until 2 p.m. on July 10, 2015. If you are selected to be on the RAC, you will be notified by July 24, 2015.
  • BARB legislative update

    Oregon’s 2015 Legislative Session began on February 2, 2015, and while the Health Licensing Office (HLO) did not put forth any bills to amend statutes, there are several bills sponsored by other interested parties that may affect boards under HLO jurisdiction.

    One bill that could have an impact on the Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board is Senate Bill 696. (House Bill 2563 died in committee.)

    You can follow the bill's progress through the Legislature at the Oregon State Legislature website. There, you can read the text of the bill, see amendments and scheduled hearings, watch or listen to testimony and more.

  • 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 Friday, July 3 for Independence Day and Monday, Sept. 7 for Labor 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.

  • Taking applications

    As of December 1, 2014, the Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board is accepting applications for the licensing of behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts and the registration of licensed health care professionals and behavior anlayisis interventionists.

    The Board will review complete applications at scheduled board meetings in the order they are received. To expedite the process, please submit applications at least two weeks before the board meeting at which you expect your application to be reviewed. Board meeting dates can be found here.

    Applications are available on the forms page.

    Questions on applications? Contact Maria Gutierrez at 503-373-1906

    Policy questions? Contact Anne Thompson at 503-373-1904

  • Scope of practice resources
    Do you have a question about how a law or rule impacts your individualized practice?

    Please know that the Health Licensing Office (HLO) and its boards do not provide individualized advice on how the law applies to practice in the field. Here are some resources:
    • If you are looking for an attorney to provide you with legal advice about the statutes and rules governing your licensure, the Oregon State Bar has information on how to hire a lawyer.
    • If you wish to make a complaint against a person for violating HLO and the board's statutes or rules, you may use this complaint form.
    • If you wish to make a public comment on the statutes and rules governing your licensure, interested party feedback is encouraged at all public meetings.
    • Guidance on how to obtain a license is available on the HLO website.
    • If you believe HLO and the board's rules need to be amended, you may file a rule petition with HLO for consideration. Please note that any rules must fit within HLO and the board's current statutory authority. Please also know that the board will consider your position but might not adopt your proposed rule. The statute that governs rule petitions is ORS 183.390.
    • If you believe HLO and the board's statutes need to be amended, information about the legislative process is also available on the Oregon Legislature's website.

    Please know the HLO and its boards remain neutral on substantive bills proposing changes to its laws and cannot act on your behalf in any proposals to change the governing statutes. 

    If you have further questions, please contact Board Specialist Maria Gutierrez at 503-373-1906.

  • Expedited licensing available for military

    Permanent administrative rules became effective on September 17, 2014, allowing for an expedited process for individuals who have military training or experience for an authorization to practice a profession listed under ORS 676.583 or ORS 676.800.

    Permanent administrative rules became effective on September 17 allowing for an expedited process to obtain an authorization to practice for military spouses or domestic partners as required by 2013 House Bill 2027.

    Application for Authorization to Practice/Military Training or Experience Equivalency  PDF
    Application for Authorization to Practice/Military Spouse or Domestic Partner  PDF
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