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The Health Licensing Office is open by appointment only during the COVID-19 emergency. Please email hlo.info@dhsoha.state.or.us or call (503) 378-8667, so that our customer service representatives can assist you over the phone. If it is determined you need an appointment to sit for an exam or other transaction, an appointment will be scheduled for you. A mask or face covering is required upon entry to our building. If you choose to wear a face shield, it is also recommended that a mask or face covering is worn with it.

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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Authorization Holders Compliance During Declared Emergency

​​The Health Licensing Office has filed a permanent Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) that clarifies the expectations of all authorization holders (licensed, certified, or registered) regarding the COVID-19 crisis and the Governor of Oregon's declared state of emergency. This permanent rule follows the temporary rule that took effect on May 15, 2020. The permanent rule language went into effect on November 20, 2020.​

Board of Denture Technology Seeking New Members

The Oregon Board of Denture Technology (Board), overseen by the Health Licensing Office, is recruiting for the following three vacant board member positions:

  • One active Oregon licensed denturists.
  • One licensed dentist in Oregon or a retired dentist whose license to practice dentistry was in good standing at the time of retirement.
  • One public member position. Public members may not possess the professional qualifications of other members and may not be a spouse, domestic partner, child, parent or sibling of an active licensed denturist or dentist.

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:

  • Friday, December 25, 2020, for Christmas​
  • Friday, January 1, 2021, for New Year's Day
  • Monday, January 18, 2021, for Martin Luther King Day

2021 Legislative Request for Respiratory Therapists and Polysomnographic Technologists Fee Increases

During the 2021 Legislative Session the Oregon Health Authority, Health Licensing Office will be requesting licensing fee increases for the Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologist Licensing Board (Board). The Board must increase fees to cover the cost of licensing and regulating the Board’s professionals and protecting the public.

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