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HLO recruiting for public members for several boards

​Are you interested in getting involved with state service but unsure where to begin? Consider serving on one of Health Licensing Office's regulatory boards. You don't have to be a member of one of the regulated professions to serve. In fact, many of the openings are for public members. A public member is typically someone who represents a consumer's point of view (and has no conflicts of interest in the board's business). Serving on a volunteer citizen board is a great way to dip a toe into the waters of state service. Board members participate in the rulemaking process, helping enact the laws adopted by the legislature and getting a better sense of how government works on the state level. (Click headline to learn more)​

HLO has moved

​The Health Licensing Office has moved to a new location in Salem: 1430 Tandem Ave., Suite 180, Salem, OR 97301. Please do not go to the Veterans Building looking for us. We're in our own space, with plenty of free parking, off Cherry Avenue now.

Update: Google Maps now recognizes our new location.​

Who is allowed to practice microblading in Oregon?

Is microblading in the scope of practice of esthetics? And is microblading in the scope of practice of tattooing?

The short answer is that it appears that microblading does not fit within the practice of esthetics but does fit within the practice of tattooing in the State of Oregon. Read the more detailed answer in the practice clarification linked below:

Practice Clarification on Microblading (Jan. 18, 2017)

Upcoming HLO closures for holidays, training and office relocation

Please be aware, HLO will be closed to the public on the following dates for holidays and our office relocation: Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Feb. 10-13 for our move to a new location in Salem; Monday, February 20, 2017, for Presidents Day. Please consult our website at or our Facebook pages at or before driving to our office for exams or other tasks in February and March in case the move date changes.​

New videos focus on tattoo safety and sanitation

​Keeping tattoo facilities clean and their artists, staff and clients free of infection is the focus of a new video from Oregon's Board of Electrologists and Body Art Practitioners. The video details some of the state's safety and sanitation rules for tattoo artists and facilities. (Click headline to read more.)​

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