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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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Permanent Rule Filing for the Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board

​The Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board (Board) under the Health Licensing Office (HLO) has filed permanent rules with the Oregon Secretary of State. The Board adopted the January 1, 2022, Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. (BACB) requirements for licensure as a behavior analyst or assistant behavior analyst. Retroactive rule language was added, so professionals certified by the BACB in previous years will qualify for Oregon licensure provided that all other qualifications and requirements listed in rule are met. 

The rules go into effect on February 1, 2023.

Inactive or Expired Respiratory Therapists Responding to Respiratory Infections Surge Declaration of Emergency in Oregon

​​On November 15, 2022, Governor Brown signed Executive Order 22-24 declaring a state of emergency due to a surge in respiratory infections, including but not limited to RSV, influenza, and COVID-19 in Oregon. Since then, the Health Licensing Office (Office) has received inquiries regarding how respiratory therapists who are currently inactive or expired can be authorized to practice during the emergency to assist with the outbreak. ​

Out-of-State Respiratory Therapists Responding to Respiratory Infections Surge Declartion of Emergency in Oregon

​​On November 15, 2022, then Governor Brown signed Executive Order 22-24 declaring a state of emergency due to a surge in respiratory infections, including but not limited to RSV, influenza, and COVID-19 in Oregon. Since then, the Health Licensing Office (Office) has received inquiries regarding how out-of-state respiratory therapists, mobilizing to Oregon, can assist with the outbreak. ​

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, February 20, 2023, for Presidents' Day
  • Monday, May 29, 2023, for Memorial Day

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