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The Health Licensing Office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 25th and 26th for the Thanksgiving holiday. Staff will return on Monday, November 29, 2021 to assist you by email and phone.

The Health Licensing Office remains closed to the public due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Once we have a confirmed opening date, we will post the information here.

  • Please email hlo.info@dhsoha.state.or.us or call (503) 378-8667, so our customer service representatives can assist you.
  • If it is determined you need an appointment to sit for an exam or other transaction, an appointment will be scheduled for you. A face mask covering is required upon entry into our building.

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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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:

  • Thursday and Friday, November 25-26, 2021, for Thanksgiving​
  • Friday, December 24, 2021, for Christmas
  • Friday, December 31, 2021, for New Years

Board of Cosmetology Proposed Fee Increases

​​The Board of Cosmetology under the Health Licensing Office has filed proposed rules with the Oregon Secretary of State. The proposed rule language will be published in the November 2021, Oregon Bulletin and proposes increased fees​ for the Board of Cosmetology applicants and authorization holders to cover the cost of regulating the Board's professionals and protecting the public. ​

Proposed Fee Increases for Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologists Licensing Board

​​The Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologists Licensing Board under the Health Licensing Office (HLO) has filed proposed rules with the Oregon Secretary of State. The proposed rule language will be published in the November 2021, Oregon Bulletin and proposes increased fees​ for the Boards applicants and authorization holders to cover the cost of regulating the professionals and protecting the public. ​

Proctors Needed for the Hearing Aid Specialist Practical Examination

​​The Health Licensing Office (HLO) is seeking individuals to proctor the Oregon Advisory Council on Hearing Aids, Hearing Aid Specialist Practical Examination. Proctoring the Hearing Aid Specialist Practical Examination entails observing examination candidates performing audiometric testing and masking, ear-mold impressions, and hearing aid fitting and selection. Proctors grade candidates by using standardized forms and scoring criteria.

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