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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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Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians Seeking Public Comment for Proposed Rules

Proposed rules for the Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians were filed with the Secretary of State's Office for publication in the May 2018, Oregon Bulletin. You are invited to review the proposed rules and provide written comments from Tuesday, May 1 through Thursday May 31, 2018, at 5 p.m.

Advisory Council on Hearing Aids Extends Public Comment Period on Proposed Rules

​The Advisory Council on Hearing Aids is currently in the rulemaking process. The discussion around proposed rules continues and information regarding permanent rules will be posted when available.

The public comment period has been extended to June 1, 2018, at 12 p.m. noon to allow adequate time for stakeholders to provide feedback.

Are you an "Independent Contractor?"

​The Health Licensing Office (HLO) frequently receives questions on whether an individual meets the criteria established for an employee or an independent contractor. In an effort to clarify the difference, the HLO is collaborating with the Department of Revenue and the Employment Department to provide authorization holders with information on how to determine the difference between the two worker classifications.

Changes for the Nursing Home Administrators Board

2018 House Bill 4129 is adding a license type and changing the name of the Nursing Home Administrators Board to the Long Term Care Administrators Board. Exisiting licenses for Nursing Home Administrators are still valid.

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