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Compliance with COVID-19 Executive Orders

​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 the August 2020, 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.

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 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.

First Aid/CPR/Bloodborne Pathogens Training During COVID-19 Emergency

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.

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