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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.

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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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Board of Electrologists and Body Art Practitioners Proposed Administrative Rules for Water Resource Requirements

​​The Board of Electrologists and Body Art Practitioners, under the Health Licensing Office, has filed proposed rules with the Oregon Secretary of State. The rule is needed to clarify that all body art facilities, where individuals licensed to perform earlobe piercing services, have unrestricted access to hot and cold running water.​

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.

Temporary Rules for Out-of-State Respiratory Therapists

​​The Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologists Licensing Board, under the Health Licensing Office (HLO), has filed temporary rules with the Oregon Secretary of State good from April 1 through September 27, 2022. The temporary rule language allows respiratory therapists with out-of-state licenses, who were authorized by the HLO to practice respiratory therapy during the declared state of emergency, to continue to practice for 90-days from the date the declared state of emergency ends.​

Changes to Continuing Education Rules When COVID-19 State of Emergency is Lifted

​​In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Health Licensing Office suspended continuing education rules that required in-person education and put in place Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 331-030-0036, which outlined remote continuing education through online courses, remote access, webinars or self-study. When the Governor lifts the state of emergency on April 1, 2022, the suspended rules reactivate, but OAR 331-030-0036 will allow authorization holders (licensees, certification or registration holders) to keep obtaining remote CE for 60 days after that date, until May 31, 2022. 

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