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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 16 boards, councils and programs in the State of Oregon.
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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.
The Oregon Board of Denture Technology (Board), overseen by the Health Licensing Office, is recruiting for the following three vacant board member positions:
Mark your calendar and note that the Health Licensing Office (and all State of Oregon agencies) will be closed on the following days:
The Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologists Licensing Board under the Health Licensing Office has filed proposed rules with the Oregon Secretary of State. The proposed language will be published in the November 2020, Oregon Bulletin and helps to streamline and clarify existing rules for the professions. You are invited to review the proposed rules and submit comments from November 1 through November 28, 2020, at 12 p.m. (noon).
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