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Health Licensing Office

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.

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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, November 12, 2018, for Veterans Day
  • Thursday and Friday, November 22-23, 2018, for Thanksgiving
  • Tuesday, December 25, 2018, for Christmas
  • Tuesday, January 1, 2019, for New Year's Day
  • Monday, January 21, 2019, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Oregon Common Credentialing Program Suspended

On July 25, 2018, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced the suspension of the Oregon Common Credentialing Program. Licensed Dietitians were one of the professions that would have been required to participate in the program.

Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board Rule Petition

​The Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board denied an administrative  rule petition that would have impacted Oregon Administrative Rules, Division 60 - Standards of Practice, Professional Methods and Procedures.

Listen to the Board discussion and the member's vote on the petition.

Permanent Rules for Certified Advanced Estheticians

Permanent rules for the Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians are effective Friday, June 29, 2018.

For questions related to administrative rules or the rulemaking process, please email Samie Patnode, Policy Analyst, at

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