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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:
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 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.
The Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologists Licensing Board under the Health Licensing Office has filed proposed rules with the Oregon Secretary of State. The proposed language will be published in the November 2020, Oregon Bulletin and helps to streamline and clarify existing rules for the professions. You are invited to review the proposed rules and submit comments from November 1 through November 28, 2020, at 12 p.m. (noon).
During the 2021 Legislative Session the Oregon Health Authority, Health Licensing Office will be requesting licensing fee increases for the Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologist Licensing Board (Board). The Board must increase fees to cover the cost of licensing and regulating the Board’s professionals and protecting the public.
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