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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 days:

  • Thursday and Friday, November 26-27, 2020, for Thanksgiving
  • Friday, December 25, 2020, for Christmas​

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8, 2020, and 30 days after the date on which the declared state of emergency, and any extension of the declaration, is no longer in effect.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.

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.

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