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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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Art Therapy program begins rulemaking

Rules Advisory Committee meets July 25 9:00 am

​The 2017 Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 2432, creating a licensing program for art therapists under the oversight of the Oregon Health Licensing Office (HLO.)  The law became effective on May 25, 2017 with Governor Brown's signature.

Interventionist registration option added

House Bill 2931 has added an option for behavior analysis interventionist applicants. Now, individuals can submit documentation of a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate OR a degree from a post-secondary institution. (OAR 824-030-0040 will be amended to reflect the change.) All other rules regarding registration remain in effect.​

Environmental Health Registration board seeks new members

Oregon’s Environmental Health Registration Board is recruiting for two members: an environmental health specialist with at least four years of experience in environmental sanitation and one representative of the food/alcohol beverage retail industry. (Click headline to read more)

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