Do you have a question about how a law or rule impacts your individualized practice?
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
- 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
- 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.