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Board of Direct Entry Midwifery License Fees

The 2013 Legislature passed HB 2997 making licensing mandatory for individuals practicing midwifery unless they were exempt. At that time the initial license costs were $1200 with a $1200 discount for applicants who met all licensing requirements and had never held a prior license. In 2013 fees for applicants renewing a license were $1200 annually. Documentation specifically related to fees was provided by the Legislative Fiscal Office (LFO) regarding HB 2997.

Seeking Rules Advisory Committee Members

​​The Respiratory Therapist & Polysomnographic Technologist Licensing Board (Board) is currently seeking interested parties to serve as experts on a Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) for the respiratory therapy & polysomnography professions in Oregon. Topics under review include but are not limited to definitions, licensing and examination requirements, attestation of certain certifications, training and reporting, continuing education standards and practice standards.

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, February 17, 2020, for Presidents' Day

Board of Direct Entry Midwifery Revises Oregon Administrative Rules

​Effective January 1, 2020, the Oregon Board of Direct Entry Midwifery under the Health Licensing Office has updated the Direct Entry Midwifery Oregon Administrative Rules. The Board did a complete rule review with a major focus on the following:

  • Requirements for renewing online;
  • Peer review and sentinel events criteria; and
  • Risk criteria for an indication to transfer and consult.

HLO Late Opening - Tuesday, December 17th

​The Health Licensing Office will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, to assist you with your testing, licensing and renewal needs.

Public Comment Extended for Board of Direct Entry Midwifery Risk Assessment Provisions

​​The Board of Direct Entry Midwifery (Board) met on October 24, 2019, and voted on the adoption of permanent Oregon Administrative Rules. However, the Board will continue to discuss and deliberate on risk assessment provisions at the November 20, 2019 meeting. To ensure that all stakeholders have the opportunity to comment, the public comment period has been extended through November 10, 2019, at 5 p.m. Comments received after November 10, 2019, at 5 p.m. will not be considered by the Board of Direct Entry Midwifery.

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