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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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Seeking Rules Advisory Committee Members

​​The Respiratory Therapist & Polysomnographic Technologist Licensing Board (Board) is currently seeking interested parties to serve as experts on a Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) for the respiratory therapy & polysomnography professions in Oregon. Topics under review include but are not limited to definitions, licensing and examination requirements, attestation of certain certifications, training and reporting, continuing education standards and practice standards.

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 20, 2020, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Monday, February 17, 2020, for Presidents' Day

Board of Cosmetology Revises Oregon Administrative Rules

​​Effective January 1, 2020, the Oregon Board of Cosmetology under the Health Licensing Office has updated the Cosmetology Oregon Administrative Rules. The Board did a complete rule review with a major focus on:

  • Esthetics scope of practice including use of devices, chemical peels, dermaplaning and client records; and
  • Requirements and documentation for additional education and training for all authorization holders.

Board of Direct Entry Midwifery Revises Oregon Administrative Rules

​Effective January 1, 2020, the Oregon Board of Direct Entry Midwifery under the Health Licensing Office has updated the Direct Entry Midwifery Oregon Administrative Rules. The Board did a complete rule review with a major focus on the following:

  • Requirements for renewing online;
  • Peer review and sentinel events criteria; and
  • Risk criteria for an indication to transfer and consult.

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