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  • 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.

  • 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
  • Respiratory Therapists Treat Cardiopulmonary Abnormalities

    Respiratory therapists, or respiratory care practitioners,provide treatment to patients with abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system—or breathing disorders—under the direction of a licensed physician and as part of a health care team.

    Respiratory therapists work at hospitals, clinics, nursing care facilities, in private care facilities and commercial businesses that specialize in the treatment, management, diagnostic testing, control and care of patients with breathing disorders that range from chronic lung conditions such as asthma, bronchitis and emphysema to heart attack and accident victims.

    More information

  • Licensing Requirements for Scoring Sleep Studies

    At the March 1, 2013 Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologist Licensing Board meeting, members reviewed questions related to licensing requirements for scoring sleep studies.

    Board's response

  • Licensing Requirements for Implementing and Monitoring of Durable Medical Equipment for Sleep Disorders

    ​The Oregon Health Licensing Agency and the Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologist Board have received multiple inquiries regarding whether or not an individual must be a licensed polysomnographic technologist to select, fit and educate patients on sleep masks and other sleep related equipment as wells as setting of pressures and flows on sleep apnea machines.

    More information

  • Administration of Sleep Medication and Performance of Positive Airway Pressure Titrations that Involve Setting Respiratory Tidal Volumes or Back-up Rates

    At the June 28, 2013 Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologist Licensing Board meeting, members reviewed questions related to administration of sleep medication by a respiratory therapist or polysomnographic technologist and performance of positive airway pressure titrations that involve setting respiratory tidal volumes or back-up rates by a respiratory therapist or polysomnographic technologist.

HLO Resources Current Topics

​Online License Renewal

Renew computerIt's secure, speedy and saves you a stamp! HLO's online renewal feature is part of our ongoing efforts to provide customer service excellence and a streamlined regulatory environment.

Consumers Find Help at HLO

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. 

Check a License Holder's Status

Oregon License
Check our online database or to see if a professional is licensed or has been subject to disciplinary action (license suspension, probation or revocation).

Search Statewide Licensing Database

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.


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 

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.