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Board issues practice clarification on monitrice services

​The Board of Direct Entry Midwifery has approved a practice clarification regarding monitrice services and how they fit within the definition of direct entry midwifery in the State of Oregon. Read 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.​

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 www.oregon.gov/oha/ph/hlo/ or our Facebook pages at www.facebook.com/OregonHLO or www.facebook.com/OregonCosmetology before driving to our office for exams or other tasks in February and March in case the move date changes.​

Upcoming HLO closures due to state holidays

​​​Mark your calendar: The Health Licensing Office will be closed the following days due to state holidays: Friday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day; Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving; and Monday, Dec. 26 for Christmas. ​

HLO preparing to move in February 2017

​The Health Licensing Office is preparing to move into a new building early next year. We will remain in Salem, but we will be located on Tandem Avenue, off the Salem Parkway. The move is currently scheduled for Feb. 10-13, 2017, and will require us to be closed to the public for two or three days. As soon as we have more details, we will post them here, as well as on our HLO Facebook page and the Board of Cosmetology Facebook page. If you are planning to come to see us in the winter or spring for examinations, applications or renewals, be sure to check our website or our Facebook pages to confirm our address and that we will be open that day. In addition, we will be closed Jan. 11, 2017, for an all-staff training.​

Clarifying differences between HERC guidance and Board of Direct Entry Midwifery rules

​HERC recently released coverage guidance regarding planned out-of-hospital birth, which can be found on the HERC site. Though the Board of Direct Entry Midwifery and HERC are both under the umbrella of the Oregon Health Authority, their statutes and rules are separate. ​

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