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Health Licensing Office Open By Appointment Only

​In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon and protect employees and the public, the Health Licensing Office (HLO) will be changing the way it provides services at our location in Salem. 

The HLO is now open by appointment only during our normal business hours. Please call (503) 378-8667, to see if we can assist you over the phone. If it is determined you need to come into the office, one of our staff members will schedule you on a date and time that works for you. You can also seek assistance by emailing our office at: hlo.info@dhsoha.state.or.us. Many of your questions can be answered by visiting the HLO website and the Oregon Health Authority, COVID-19 updates page.

Proposed Rule Regarding Continuing Education During COVID-19 State of Emergency

​The Health Licensing Office has filed a proposed Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) with the Secretary of State's Office. The proposed rule language impacts the Office's license, certification, and registration holders regarding continuing education requirements as a condition for renewal during the COVID-19 state of emergency.

Personal Services Reopening Guidance FAQs

The personal services guidance and FAQs below only apply to those personal service providers operating in a county that has been approved for Phase One reopening.

Compliance with COVID-19 Executive Orders

​The Health Licensing Office has filed temporary Oregon Administrative Rule 331-020-0078 to clarify the potential consequences of an authorization holder failing to comply with an Executive Order issued by the Governor or failing to comply with state agency guidance during a declared disaster or emergency. The temporary rule language is effective May 15, 2020.

•    Oregon Administrative Rule 331-020-0078
•    Oregon Revised Statute 676.612
•    Governor’s Executive Orders
•    Governor’s COVID-19 Information
•    Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 Information

Practice Clarification for Eyebrow Services

The Practice Clarification for Eyebrow Services explains whether practitioners certified in esthetics and hair design can perform eyebrow and lamination. It also provides the risks of using henna on hair near the eyes and which practitioners can provide this service.

Personal Services Guidance for Phase One Reopening in Oregon

​The Oregon Health Authority has finalized specific guidance for personal services during the phase one reopening for Oregon counties. This guidance is required for those licensed under the Health Licensing Office providing personal services.

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