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Health Licensing Office

Health Licensing Office

The State of Oregon's Health Licensing Office (HLO), part of the Oregon Health Authority's Public Health Division, is a central licensing and regulatory office that oversees multiple health and related professions. HLO protects the health, safety and rights of Oregon consumers by ensuring only qualified applicants are authorized to practice. HLO reviews and approves applicant qualifications, conducts examinations, inspects thousands of licensed facilities and independent contractors, responds to and investigates consumer complaints, and disciplines licensees who are found in violation of state requirements.

To that end, HLO works with 14 boards, councils and programs in the State of Oregon.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Boards & Professions

Advisory Council on Hearing Aids
Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board
Board of Athletic Trainers
Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians
Board of Cosmetology
Board of Denture Technology
Board of Direct Entry Midwifery
Board of Electrologists and Body Art Practitioners
Board of Licensed Dietitians
Body piercers, specialty
Body piercers, standard
Earlobe-only piercers
Environmental Health Registration Board
Environmental health specialists
Hair designers
Music Therapy Program
Nail technologists
Natural hair care technicians
Nursing Home Administrators Board
Polysomnographic technologists
Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologist Licensing Board
Respiratory therapists
Sex Offender Treatment Board
Tattoo artists
Waste water specialists

Latest News

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Public comment period extended for hearing aid specialist rules

​​The Health Licensing Office filed proposed administrative rules for the Advisory Council on Hearing Aids. The proposed administrative rules were filed with the Secretary of State and were published in the Nov. 1, 2016, edition of the Oregon Bulletin. The public comment period has been extended. You are invited to review the proposed rules and offer comments in writing by noon on Dec. 29, 2016. (Click the headline to read more)

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, training and our office relocation: Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26, 2016 for Thanksgiving; Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 for Christmas (observed); Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 for New Year’s (observed); Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 for all-day training; Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day; TENTATIVE: 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/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.

HLO recruiting for three members of dietitians board

​​The Health Licensing Office is recruiting for the following vacancies on the Board of Licensed Dietitians: two licensed dietitians who have been engaged in the practice of dietetics for at least five years and one public member who is not a spouse, domestic partner, child, parent or sibling of a licensed dietitian. (Click headline to read more.)

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