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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 18 boards, councils and programs in the State of Oregon.

Examination testing cutoff time is 1 p.m. Monday through Friday for all in-office examinations. You will need to return another day to sit for your examination(s) if you arrive to our office and check in after 1 p.m.

Testing hours for all in-office examinations are:

Monday: 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Wednesdays through Friday: 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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 25, 2023, for Christmas
  • Monday, January 1, 2024, for New Years Day
  • Monday, January 15, 2024, for Martin Luther King Day

Board of Direct Entry Midwifery - Approved Tranexamic Acid FAQ

On October 19, 2023, the Board of Direct Entry Midwifery approved a frequently asked questions​ document regarding the use of Tranexamic Acid (TXA) as an anti-hemorrhagic administered by intravenous infusion to the list of approved legend drugs a licensed direct entry midwife (LDM) may administer for maternal use.

Temporary Staffing Agency Program - Permanent Oregon Administrative Rules

​The Temporary Staffing Agency Program (Program) under the Health Licensing Office (HLO) has filed perman​ent rules with the Oregon Secretary of State. The permanent rules align the Program with changes mandated by House Bill 2665 (2023)​

The rules become effective September 25, 2023.

Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians - Proposed Administrative Rules

​The Oregon Legislature passed HB 2970 (2021), which changed the scope of practice for estheticians and advanced estheticians. The legislature charged the Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians and the Board of Cosmetology to work collaboratively to define the term “device" as it relates to each profession. Based on the legislative requirement, a Joint Rules Advisory Committee was assembled to make recommendations to both boards. As a result of those recommendations, both boards met on June 12, 2023, and approved proposed rules defining an esthetics device, natural physiological effects, and defining an advanced esthetics device.

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