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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 16 boards, councils and programs in the State of Oregon.

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Art Therapy Licensing Delayed

The 2017 House Bill 2432 created the Art Therapy Program within the Health Licensing Office. It created two new licenses, Art Therapist and Certified Art Therapist. The program and its licenses have been delayed, however, due to statutory language issues that emerged during the rulemaking process.

Public Rules Hearing Scheduled for Advisory Council on Hearing Aids

​The Health Licensing Office has filed proposed administrative rules with the Secretary of State for the Advisory Council on Hearing Aids. You are invided to review the proposed rules and offer comments in writing from March 1, 2018 through March 29, 2018, at 10 a.m.

SOTB Workgroup Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather

The Sex Offender Treatment Board work group scheduled for Wednesday, February 21, 2018, has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

The meeting is rescheduled for Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. at the Health Licensing Office: 1430 Tandem Ave. NE, Suite 180, Salem, OR 97301.

Upcoming HLO closures due to state holidays

​​Mark your calendar and note that the Health Licensing Office (and all State of Oregon agencies) will be closed on the following days:

  • Monday, May 28, 2018, for Memorial Day
  • Wednesday, July 4, 2018, for Independence Day
  • Monday, September 3, 2018, for Labor Day

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