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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.

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:

  • Monday, December 26, 2022, for Christmas
  • Monday, January 2, 2023, for New Year's
  • Monday, January 16, 2023, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day​

HB 2970 Esthetics and Advanced Esthetics Rulemaking Update

​2021 Rules Advisory Committees Summaries​​

In 2021, the Health Licensing Office (HLO) convened a Joint Esthetic and Advanced Esthetic Rules Advisory Committee (Joint RAC) to recommend rule changes to the Board of Cosmetology's and the Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians' rules. The rule changes are necessitated by HB 2970 (2021), which impacted the scope of practice for estheticians and advanced estheticians. HB 2970 also charged both boards to work collaboratively to define the term “device" within both the esthetics and advanced esthetics professions.

Board of Athletic Trainers Online Renewal Discount

​​The Board of Athletic Trainers, under the Health Licensing Office, has filed permanent rules with the Oregon Secretary of State. The permanent rule language is effective April 1, 2022 and will offer a $60 discount to Athletic Trainers who renew their annual license online.

Environmental Health Registration Board Online Renewal Discount

​​The Environmental Health Registration Board, under the Health Licensing Office, has filed a permanent Oregon Administrative Rule with the Secretary of State. The change to the rule language offers Environmental Health Specialists and Waste Water Specialists a $50 discount if they renew their registrations online. The permanent administrative rule and the online discount will be effective Friday, April 1, 2022.​

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