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COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon

​​The Health Licensing Office (HLO) is receiving many inquiries and questions regarding Oregon's COVID-19 vaccination effort, the availability of COVID-19 vaccines, and the phases for distribution rollout. If you have questions or would like additional information on COVID-19 vaccine information in Oregon, please visit the Oregon Health Authority's “COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon" website https://covidvaccine.oregon.gov/.​

Resources for COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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.

Authorization Holders Compliance During Declared Emergency

​​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.​

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 31, 2021, for Memorial Day

Discounted Late Renewal Fees During COVID-19 Pandemic

​​​The Health Licensing Office (HLO) has filed a permanent Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) with the Oregon Secretary of State. 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.

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