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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
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.
There is currently no set date for counties to begin phase one reopening. Please ensure the county you work in, or where your facility is located, has received approval to enter into phase one before you open and begin providing personal services. In addition to this guidance, you must also follow any additional guidance as required by your county.
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.
This communication is for those professions overseen by the Health Licensing Office which require First Aid / CPR / Bloodborne Pathogens (or any mix of these as stated in Oregon Administrative Rule) for initial licensure/certification/registration (authorization), or for those needing to obtain recertification to renew your authorization:
During the Governor’s declared state of emergency due to COVID-19, the requirement to be certified to gain your initial authorization or to renew your authorization remains in place, however; the hands-on skill competency assessment by a qualified instructor can be waived and you are allowed to take all required courses online. If available, courses can still be taken in person if you are able to be in compliance with the Governor’s executive orders when doing so.
If you need to obtain your First Aid / CPR / Bloodborne Pathogens certification (or any mix of these), or get recertified, please refer to our approved provider list to inquire if these organizations are able to provide you with an online course or a remote-in option with an instructor.
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. Effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020, the HLO walk-in lobby will be closed indefinitely to the public due to the Governor's Executive Order No. 20-12.
The HLO will remain open to staff so they can assist you by way of email: email@example.com, and phone: (503) 378-8667, during our normal business hours. Many of your questions can also be answered by visiting the HLO website and the Oregon Health Authority, COVID-19 updates page.
HLO business hours:
Monday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Wednesday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Once a determination for reopening to the public has been made, we will post the date to our website. Please check back often for status updates.
Please refer to Executive Order No. 20-12, signed by the Governor on March 23, 2020.
Please continue to closely and carefully monitor the situation by visiting the Oregon Health Authority, COVID-19 updates page for the latest updates and guidance as the information is changing rapidly: https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19
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