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Public Comment Invited for Body Art Proposed Rules

​​Proposed rules for the Board of Electrologists and Body Art Practitioners were filed with the Secretary of State’s Office for publication in the October 2017 Oregon Bulletin.

Public comments are due by 5:00 PM on October 28.

Public Comment Invited on Proposed Rules for Certified Advanced Esthetics

Proposed rules for advanced nonablative esthetics were filed with the Secretary of State’s Office for publication in the October 2017 Oregon Bulletin. You are invited to review the proposed rules and provide written comments from Sunday, October 1 through Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 5 pm.

June Renewal Notices Re-mailed In Error

​If you renewed in June, you don't need to contact us.  It was a mistake, please disregard the notice.

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)

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