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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 Licensed Dietitians - Proposed Rule Change

​​The Board of Licensed Dietitians under the Health Licensing Office has filed proposed rules with the Oregon Secretary of State. The proposed rule language clarifies the use of “inactive" and “expired" when referring to licenses and increases the continuing education documentation retention period from two to four years. The change is being proposed so "documentation retention" matches the continued education “carried forward" language in Oregon Administrative Rule 834-050-0000(2).​

HB 2970 Esthetics and Advanced Esthetics Rulemaking Update

​2021 Rules Advisory Committees Summaries​​

In 2021, the Health Licensing Office (HLO) convened a Joint Esthetic and Advanced Esthetic Rules Advisory Committee (Joint RAC) to recommend rule changes to the Board of Cosmetology's and the Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians' rules. The rule changes are necessitated by HB 2970 (2021), which impacted the scope of practice for estheticians and advanced estheticians. HB 2970 also charged both boards to work collaboratively to define the term “device" within both the esthetics and advanced esthetics professions.

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:

  • Friday, November 11, 2022, for Veterans' Day
  • Thursday and Friday, November 24-25, 2022, for Thanksgiving

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.

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