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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
Information Line (503) 378-8667


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Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board Meeting Cancelled

​The Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board meeting scheduled for Friday, July 19, 2019, has been cancelled due to lack of quorum. This meeting will be rescheduled once a date has been determined and confirmed. Please check back frequently to the Health Licensing Office Public Meetings page to look for the new date.

Permanent Rules Adopted for Laser Hair Reduction

Permanent rules were adopted on June 28, 2019, by the Board of Cosmetology and were filed with the Secretary of State's Office for an effective date of July 1, 2019. The permanent rule prohibits standard estheticians from performing laser hair reduction as it is now in the scope of practice for certified advanced estheticians. The Board considered public comment and the hearing officer report making no changes to the originally filed proposed rules.

Proposed Rules for the Sex Offender Treatment Board

​The Sex Offender Treatment Board (soon to be known as the Sexual Offense Treatment Board) under the Health Licensing Office has filed proposed rules with the Oregon Secretary of State. House Bill 2472 changed the name of the Board, changed the various certification titles, added another certification and made other changes to the licensing of treatment providers. Rules were updated to align with the changes.

Art Therapy Program Rules Advisory Committee

The Health Licensing Office (HLO) is preparing to engage in rulemaking related to the licensing of art therapists. House Bill 2432 (2017) created the program and authorization; Senate Bill 29 (2019) corrected the statutory language that prevented the HLO from issuing licenses.

A Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) will be created to seek feedback related to the rules and their potential fiscal impact. RACs are formed by external stakeholder experts and those who are likely to be affected by the governing rules.

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