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Mark your calendar and note that the Health Licensing Office (and all State of Oregon agencies) will be closed on the following days:
In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Health Licensing Office suspended continuing education rules that required in-person education and put in place Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 331-030-0036, which outlined remote continuing education through online courses, remote access, webinars or self-study. When the Governor lifts the state of emergency on April 1, 2022, the suspended rules reactivate, but OAR 331-030-0036 will allow authorization holders (licensees, certification or registration holders) to keep obtaining remote CE for 60 days after that date, until May 31, 2022.
If you have questions or would like additional information regarding COVID-19, face covering guidance or vaccine information in Oregon, please visit the
Oregon Health Authority's COVID-19 website.
The latest guidance effective May 18, 2021, is as follows:
For additional resources, please visit
COVID-19 testing in Oregon,
COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon, and
COVID-19 Healthcare Partner Resources. Please be sure to check back frequently as information is updated.
The Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board under the Health Licensing Office has filed proposed rules with the Oregon Secretary of State. The proposed language adds the requirement that licensed behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts have a policy on the use of restraints, and will be published in the February 2021, Oregon Bulletin.
You are invited to review the proposed rules and submit comments from February 1 through March 3, 2021 at 11 a.m.
The Health Licensing Office (HLO) is passing along Resources for COVID-19 Vaccine Information
from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division to our
active authorization holders and stakeholders. This resource offers
contact information for the OHA COVID-19 Vaccine Planning Unit, provider
enrollment, and media questions; OHA COVID-19 Vaccine Online
Information; CDC COVID-19 Communications Toolkit and vaccine information
for consumers; Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) fact sheet; and the
Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Online Training and Education Series.We hope you find this information useful as the COVID-19 vaccine rollout for Oregon has begun. As always, please check the OHA COVID-19 Updates website, and the COVID-19 Healthcare Partner Resources website for additional information.
The Health Licensing Office has filed a permanent Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) that clarifies the expectations of all authorization holders (licensed, certified, or registered) regarding the COVID-19 crisis and the Governor of Oregon's declared state of emergency. This permanent rule follows the temporary rule that took effect on May 15, 2020. The permanent rule language went into effect on November 20, 2020.
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