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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.

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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.

New Rules Proposed for Lactation Consultant Program

​The Health Licensing Office is proposing administrative rules for the licensing of lactation consultants in Oregon. HB 2503 was passed in the 2017 legislative session, creating the program and the license.

Public Comment Invited for Respiratory Therapy & Polysomnography Proposed Rules

​New rules reflect changes in law regarding credentials for licensure.  Public comment invited.

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