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The State of Oregon's Health Licensing Office (HLO), part of the Oregon Health Authority's Public Health Division, is a central licensing and regulatory office that oversees multiple health and related professions. HLO protects the health, safety and rights of Oregon consumers by ensuring only qualified applicants are authorized to practice. HLO reviews and approves applicant qualifications, conducts examinations, inspects thousands of licensed facilities and independent contractors, responds to and investigates consumer complaints, and disciplines licensees who are found in violation of state requirements.

To that end, HLO works with 16 boards, councils and programs in the State of Oregon.

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Health Licensing Office
The Health Licensing Office is located at 1430 Tandem Ave. NE, Suite 180, Salem, OR 97301


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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:

  • Monday, January 21, 2019, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Monday, February 18, 2019, for Presidents' Day

Juvenile Practice Treatment Standards Workgroup to Meet

​The Sex Offender Treatment Board Juvenile Practice Treatment Standards Workgroup will meet on Monday, January 14, 2019, at 9 a.m. The purpose of the meeting is to develop juvenile practice standards guidelines and make recommendations to the Sex Offender Treatment Board. The Board will consider the recommendations and ultimately adopt guidelines by Oregon Administrative Rule.

Are you an "Independent Contractor?"

​The Health Licensing Office (HLO) frequently receives questions on whether an individual meets the criteria established for an employee or an independent contractor. In an effort to clarify the difference, the HLO is collaborating with the Department of Revenue and the Employment Department to provide authorization holders with information on how to determine the difference between the two worker classifications.

Changes for the Nursing Home Administrators Board

2018 House Bill 4129 is adding a license type and changing the name of the Nursing Home Administrators Board to the Long Term Care Administrators Board. Exisiting licenses for Nursing Home Administrators are still valid.

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