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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 17 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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Joint Meeting to Define "Device" for Advanced Estheticians and Estheticians

​The Health and Licensing Office (HLO) is hosting two in-person meetings at the Oregon Garden Resort in Silverton, Oregon.

  • June 12, 2023, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Joint Meeting of the Board of Cosmetology and Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians (Joint Board)
  • June 13, 2023, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Board of Cosmetology Meeting

The purpose of the June 12, 2023, Joint Board meeting is to review, consider and approve proposed rules related to esthetics and advanced esthetics.

The purpose of the June 13, 2023, Board of Cosmetology meeting is to reconcile current rules with proposed definitions related to devices and skin depth for estheticians, conduct regular board business, and provide a forum for community engagement and feedback for future rule changes.

Temporary Staffing Agency Program - Proposed Rules

​​The Temporary Staffing Agency Program under the Health Licensing Office (HLO) has filed proposed rules with the Oregon Secretary of State. The proposed rule language begins the licensing process for the program mandated by Senate Bill 1549 (2022).​

Electrology Temporary Trainee, Training Program

​​The Health Licensing Office (HLO) will begin accepting applications for the new Electrology Temporary Training Program (Training Program) on April 15, 2023. The Training Program was created to help reduce barriers for individuals trying to obtain licensure in Oregon.​

Esthetics and Advanced Esthetics RAC Update

​ In 2021, the Health Licensing Office (HLO) convened a Joint Esthetic and Advanced Esthetic Rules Advisory Committee (Joint RAC) to collaborate and recommend rule changes to the Board of Cosmetology (COS Board) and the Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians (CAE Board), including defining the term “device" within both the advanced esthetics and esthetics professions as required in HB 2970 (2021).​

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