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Public Comment Period for Proposed Rule Language Regarding Compliance with COVID-19 Executive Orders

The Health Licensing Office has filed a proposed Oregon Administrative Rule with the Oregon Secretary of State, which has been published in the September 2​020, Oregon Bulletin. The rule clarifies 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.

This proposed rule language will replace temporary rule 331-020-0078, that took effect on May 15, 2020.

Proposed Rules Regarding Late Renewal Fees During COVID-19 Pandemic

​The Health Licensing Office (HLO) has filed proposed Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) with the Oregon Secretary of State for publication in the August 2020, Oregon Bulletin. The rule change adopts OAR 331-010-0015, which proposes relief to all authorization holders of financial burdens caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, by discounting the late fee to $1 if the renewal date falls between March 8, 2020, and 30 days after the date on which the declared state of emergency, and any extension of the declaration, is no longer in effect.

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

The Health Licensing Office has filed a proposed Oregon Administrative Rule with the Oregon Secretary of State. The proposed rule language is published in the August 2020, Oregon Bulletin. 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.

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.

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.

Delinquency Fee Discount for Authorization Holders During Declared State of Emergency

​The Health Licensing Office (HLO) filed a temporary rule with the Secretary of State's Office providing discounted delinquency fees for all HLO authorization holders during the COVID-19 pandemic state of emergency. The Governor's Executive Order No 20-03 directs state agencies to develop and implement procedures, including adopting temporary rules designed to prevent or alleviate the financial burden caused by the public health threat.

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