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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.

Information Line: (503) 378-8667

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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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Public Comment Period for Proposed Rule Language Regarding Compliance with COVID-19 Executive Orders

The Health Licensing Office has filed a proposed Oregon Administrative Rule with the Oregon Secretary of State, which has been published in the September 2​020, Oregon Bulletin. The rule clarifies the potential consequences of an authorization holder failing to comply with an Executive Order issued by the Governor or failing to comply with state agency guidance during a declared disaster or emergency.

This proposed rule language will replace temporary rule 331-020-0078, that took effect on May 15, 2020.

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.

Personal Services Guidance for Phase One Reopening in Oregon

​The Oregon Health Authority has finalized specific guidance for personal services during the phase one reopening for Oregon counties. This guidance is required for those licensed under the Health Licensing Office providing personal services.

Limited Waiver on Enforcement for Estheticians Using Certain Devices

​The Health Licensing Office is exercising its discretion to not impose disciplinary action on Estheticians for violations of the uncertified practice of advanced esthetics until January 1, 2021. This Limited Enforcement Waiver would only apply to:

  • Certified estheticians regulated by the Board of Cosmetology who do not have an advanced esthtics certificate; AND
  • Use of the following devices: galvanic current, high-frequency microcurrents, light-emitting diode therapy, or microdermabrasion.

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