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Limited Waiver on Enforcement Extended

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

​Since the Board was not permitted to meet until on or after January 1, 2024, the same day House Bill 2696 (2023) required sign language interpreters to be licensed to practice in Oregon, the Health Licensing Office (HLO) is exercising its discretion and will not impose discipline for practicing without a license on any sign language interpreters who obtain a license before December 31, 2024 (previously June 8, 2024).

The limited waiver on enforcement began on January 1, 2024, and now ​ends on December 31, 2024, at 12:01 a.m. The limited waiver of enforcement is narrow; the waiver only applies to the singular issue of providing sign language interpretation services in Oregon without a license. The HLO may impose discipline for any other violation of the HLO or Board rules or statutes.