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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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Meeting Cancelled for Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologist Licensing Board

​​The board meeting scheduled for this Friday, June 22, 2018, for the Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologist Licensing Board has been cancelled due to not meeting quorum requirements.

This meeting will be rescheduled for a future date and time (yet to be determined) and will be posted here soon.

Advisory Council on Hearing Aids Approves Permanent Rules

​The Advisory Council on Hearing Aids has voted to approve permanent rules that go into effect July 1, 2018.

Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians to Vote on Proposed Rules

​Proposed rules for the Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians were filed with the Secretary of State's Office for publication in the May 2018, Oregon Bulletin.

The board will vote on proposed rules at their next board meeting, Friday, June 8, 2018, beginning at 8:15 a.m. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Health Licensing Office, 1430 Tandem Ave. NE, Suite 180, Salem, OR 97301.

If approved, permanent rules will go into effect on Thursday, June 28, 2018.

Are you an "Independent Contractor?"

​The Health Licensing Office (HLO) frequently receives questions on whether an individual meets the criteria established for an employee or an independent contractor. In an effort to clarify the difference, the HLO is collaborating with the Department of Revenue and the Employment Department to provide authorization holders with information on how to determine the difference between the two worker classifications.

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