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Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Rule - Compliance with Governors' Executive Orders and Guidance

​The Health Licensing Office (HLO) has filed a proposed administrative rule with the Oregon Secretary of State, which has been published in the October 2020 Oregon Bulletin​. The rule clarifies during an emergency declared by the Governor of Oregon, that it is unprofessional conduct to and the potential consequences of, an authorization holder failing to comply with an Executive Order issued by the Governor or the Oregon Administrative Rules overseeing their profession. The proposed language is similar to the temporary rule 3​31-020-0078​, that took effect on May 15, 2020, with additional clarification and a different rule number.

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License Requirements for Art Therapists

Since the passage of House Bill 2432 (2017), and subsequently Senate Bill 29 (2019), are you wondering if you should be licensed in the State of Oregon as an Art Therapist or a Certified Art Therapist? The Health Licensing Office has come up with some example scenarios to assist you in "Art Therapy: Who is required to be licensed and who isn't?"

If you have additional questions, please contact Anne Thompson at (503) 373-1904, or by way of email to anne.p.thompson@dhsoha.state.or.us.

Practitioner information

The following regulated professions are overseen by the Art Therapy Program. Learn more about applying for a license, associated fees, laws, rules and more by following the link below:

Board members

The program has no board.

Questions?

For licensing qualification questions, contact Qualifications Specialist Derek Fultz at 503-934-5009 or derek.j.fultz@dhsoha.state.or.us.

For policy questions, contact Policy Analyst Anne Thompson at 503-373-1904 or anne.p.thompson@dhsoha.state.or.us.

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