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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.

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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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:
  • Thursday and Friday, November 28-29, 2019 for Thanksgiving

Respiratory Therapists Can Now Take the Oregon Laws and Rules Examination Online

​​As of November 15, 2019, examination candidates wanting to obtain permanent licensure as a Respiratory Therapist are no longer required to appear at the Health Licensing Office to take the Oregon Laws and Rules examination. The new Respiratory Therapist Oregon Laws and Rules examination is administered through iLearn, an online examination portal which can be accessed through the internet.

Public Comment Extended for Board of Direct Entry Midwifery Risk Assessment Provisions

​​The Board of Direct Entry Midwifery (Board) met on October 24, 2019, and voted on the adoption of permanent Oregon Administrative Rules. However, the Board will continue to discuss and deliberate on risk assessment provisions at the November 20, 2019 meeting. To ensure that all stakeholders have the opportunity to comment, the public comment period has been extended through November 10, 2019, at 5 p.m. Comments received after November 10, 2019, at 5 p.m. will not be considered by the Board of Direct Entry Midwifery.

Proposal to Allow WA Board Exams as a Second Option for a Qualifying Examination for Oregon Licensure

​The Board of Denture Technology under the Health Licensing Office has filed proposed rules with the Oregon Secretary of State. The proposed rules will be published in the November 1, 2019, Oregon Bulletin. You are invited to review the proposed rules and submit comments from November 1 through 5 p.m. on November 28, 2019.

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