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Effective September 1, 2021, the Health Licensing Office will remain closed to the public due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Once we have a confirmed opening date, we will post the information here.

  • Please email hlo.info@dhsoha.state.or.us or call (503) 378-8667, so our customer service representatives can assist you.
  • If it is determined you need an appointment to sit for an exam or other transaction, an appointment will be scheduled for you. A face mask covering is required upon entry into our building.

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.

Information Line: (503) 378-8667

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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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Seeking Public Comment for Board of Cosmetology Proposed Rules

​The Board of Cosmetology under the Health Licensing Office has filed proposed r​ules with the Oregon Secretary of State. The proposed rule language will be published in the November 2021, Oregon Bulletin and proposes increased fees for the Board of Cosmetology applicants and authorization holders to cover the cost of regulating the Board's professionals and protecting the public.​

Seeking Public Comment for Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologists Licensing Board Proposed Rules

​​The Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologists Licensing Board under the Health Licensing Office has filed proposed r​ules with the Oregon Secretary of State. The proposed rule language will be published in the November 2021, Oregon Bulletin and proposes increased fees for the Boards applicants and authorization holders to cover the cost of regulating the professionals and protecting the public.​

Proposed Rule Changes for the Environmental Health Registration Board

​The Environmental Health Registration Board under the Health Licensing Office has filed propos​ed rules with the Oregon Secretary of State. The proposed rule language brings the rules into alignment with statutes and with the Health Licensing Office business practices. The proposed rules will be published in the November 2021, Oregon Bulletin​. ​

Update on the Scope of Practice for Esthetics and Advanced Esthetics

​The following information provides a summary of the past policies related to the scope of practice for esthetics and advanced esthetics since 2015. The information also highlights HB 2079, which passed during the 2021 Legislative Session and how the Health Licensing Office, the Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians and the Board of Cosmetology will move forward in implementing the requirements of the bill including collaboratively defining the term “device" within both the esthetics and advanced esthetics profession. ​

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