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HLO Closed to Public Walk-Ins but Staffed to Assist You

​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: hlo.info@state.or.us, 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.

Businesses/Facilities - To Close or Not to Close Due to COVID-19

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

Obtaining Continuing Education During COVID-19 State of Emergency (revised)

​The Health Licensing Office has filed a temporary Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) with the Secretary of State's Office. The temporary 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. The temporary rule is good for 180 days, from March 18 to September 13, 2020.

Upcoming HLO Closures Due to State Holidays

​Mark your calendar and note that the Health Licensing Office (and all State of Oregon agencies) will be closed on the following day:

  • Monday, May 25, 2020, for Memorial Day

Military Spouse Proposed Rules Due to 2019 Senate Bill 688

Health Licensing Office has filed Health Licensing Office has filed proposed rules with the Oregon Secretary of State. The proposed rules will be published in the October 1, 2019, Oregon Bulletin. You are invited to review the proposed rules and submit comments from October 1 through 9 a.m. on October 28, 2019.

 

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