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


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Proposed Rules Filed for the Board of Cosmetology

Proposed rules for the Board of Cosmetology were filed with the Secretary of State's Office for publication in the June 2019, Oregon Bulletin. You are invited to review the proposed rules and provide written comment from June 1 through June 28, 2019, at 8 a.m. The proposed change repeals the rule allowing standard estheticians to perform laser hari reduction and is scheduled to become effective on July 1, 2019.

Temporary Administrative Rules Filed for the Board of Denture Technology

​​Temporary administrative rules for the Board of Denture Technology were filed with the Secretary of State's Office approving the Washington Board of Denture Technology written and practical examination as qualifying examination for licensure in Oregon. The temporary rule is good for 180 days, from June 1 to November 19, 2019.

Permanent Rules Adopted for the Board of Denture Technology

Permanent rules for the Board of Denture Technology were adopted on May 10, 2019, by the Health Licensing Office and become effective June 1, 2019. Current rules are available on the Secretary of States website and can also be accessed on the Board’s laws and rules web page.

Seeking Members to Fill Vacancies on Board of Denture Technology

The Health Licensing Office is seeking volunteer citizens to serve on the Board of Denture Technology (Board). The current vacancies are:

  • One active licensed Denturist
  • One Oregon licensed Dentist in active practice
  • Two Public Members

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