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  • Board Recruitment
    The Board of Direct Entry Midwifery is recruiting for a public member. If you are interested in serving on the Board, please submit an Executive Appointments Interest Form to the Governor’s Office. Completed interest forms can be submitted by any of the following methods:
    -    Fax interest form to 503-378-0840 (secure fax);
    -    Email scanned interest form to executive.appointments@das.state.or.us; or
    -    Mail interest form to:          Office of the Governor
    Executive Appointments
    900 Court Street NE, Room 160
    Salem, OR 97301-4075
     
     


  • New rule includes discounts on midwifery license fees
    The Health Licensing Office (HLO) adopted new administrative rules for the Board of Direct Midwifery regarding discounts in licensing fees.
     
    As of July 1, 2015, an applicant applying for an original license totaling $800 will be granted a $350 license fee discount for a total cost for the license $450 until July 1, 2019. An application fee of $150 must be paid in order to grant the $350 license fee discount. The license fee discount is available to individuals who meet all application requirements for direct entry midwifery licensure under OAR 332-015-0030 and reside in Oregon. Only applicants who have not held a direct entry midwifery license in Oregon qualify for the
    discount.
     
    As of July 1, 2015, an applicant applying to renew a license totaling $800 will be granted a $200 discount for a total cost for the license $600 until July 1, 2019. The license fee discount is available to individuals who meet all renewal requirements for direct entry midwifery licensure under OAR 332-020-0000 and reside in Oregon.
    If you have questions or need additional information, contact policy analyst Samie Patnode at 503-373-1917 or samie.patnode@state.or.us.
  • 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.

  • Are you a traditional midwife in accordance with ORS 687.415?
    What are the exemptions under the new law?
    On January 1, 2015, new Board of Direct Entry Midwifery (Board) law (Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 687.415 goes into effect that requires persons performing midwifery duties in Oregon to be licensed by the State of Oregon unless:
    • The person is already licensed as a health care professional with midwifery duties within the scope of the license; or
    • The person is a traditional midwife.
     
    What are the criteria to be considered a traditional midwife?
    According to ORS 687.415 a traditional midwife:
    Cannot use legend drugs and devices which require a license in Oregon
    Cannot advertise as a midwife
    Must provide a Board approved disclosure statement to every client
     
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Online License Renewal

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Consumer HelpIf you can't resolve a problem or issue with a practitioner of one of the health and related professions HLO regulates, we can help. 

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Find information and requirements for all Oregon licenses, certifications, permits and registrations in a single source, including those not overseen by the Health Licensing Office.

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Board Recruitment

 
Are you interested in serving as a volunteer citizen board member? HLO-regulated boards seek new members as current board member terms expire. 
 

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Flu Facts: Get Informed, Stay​ Healthy 

Flu
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.

Licensees of Four HLO Boards​ Must Report Prohibited Conduct

Report
As the result of the passage of House Bill 2059 in the 2009 session of the Oregon State Legislature, licensees of certa​in state licensing boards and four boards overseen by the Health Licensing Office (HLO) must report unprofessional or prohibited conduct of other licensees.