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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.

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Health Licensing Office
The Health Licensing Office is located at:
1430 Tandem Ave. NE, Suite 180, Salem, OR 97301
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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.

2021 Legislative Request for Cosmetology Fee Increases

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

Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Rule - Compliance with Governors' Executive Orders and Guidance

​The Health Licensing Office (HLO) has filed a proposed administrative rule with the Oregon Secretary of State, which has been published in the October 2020 Oregon Bulletin​. The rule clarifies during an emergency declared by the Governor of Oregon, that it is unprofessional conduct to and the potential consequences of, an authorization holder failing to comply with an Executive Order issued by the Governor or the Oregon Administrative Rules overseeing their profession. The proposed language is similar to the temporary rule 3​31-020-0078​, that took effect on May 15, 2020, with additional clarification and a different rule number.

Discounted Late Renewal Fees During COVID-19 Pandemic

​The Health Licensing Office (HLO) has filed a permanent Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) with the Oregon Secretary of State. The rule change adopts OAR 331-010-0015​, which proposes relief to all authorization holders of financial burdens caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, by discounting the late fee to $1 if the renewal date falls between March 8, 2020, and 30 days after the date on which the declared state of emergency, and any extension of the declaration, is no longer in effect.

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