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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. Masks or face shields will be required upon entry to our building as of June 24, 2020.

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
Information Line (503) 378-8667

   

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Examination Administration Change for Electrology Career Schools

​As of October 1, 2020, the Health Licensing Office (HLO) will be accepting final practical examinations (FPE) administered at Oregon Licensed Electrology Career Schools (OLECS).

The HLO has considered several factors associated with changing the administration of the FPE while keeping the safety of Oregonians in the forefront. In doing so, the HLO determined the benefits of a FPE administered at an OLECS outweighs the risks of a state administered FPE. In addition, it also reduces costs and eliminates barriers for individuals wanting to obtain licensure in Oregon as an electrologist.

Health Licensing Office Open By Appointment Only

​In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon and protect employees and the public, the Health Licensing Office (HLO) will be changing the way it provides services at our location in Salem. 

The HLO is now open by appointment only during our normal business hours. Please call (503) 378-8667, to see if we can assist you over the phone. If it is determined you need to come into the office, one of our staff members will schedule you on a date and time that works for you. You can also seek assistance by emailing our office at: hlo.info@dhsoha.state.or.us. Many of your questions can be answered by visiting the HLO website and the Oregon Health Authority, COVID-19 updates page.

Proposed Rule Regarding Continuing Education During COVID-19 State of Emergency

​The Health Licensing Office has filed a proposed Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) with the Secretary of State's Office. The proposed rule language impacts the Office's license, certification, and registration holders regarding continuing education requirements as a condition for renewal during the COVID-19 state of emergency.

Personal Services Reopening Guidance FAQs

The personal services guidance and FAQs below only apply to those personal service providers operating in a county that has been approved for Phase One reopening.

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