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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
Information Line (503) 378-8667

   

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Natural Hair Care Scope of Practice Now Includes Shampooing and Conditioning

​"Natural hair care" means the braiding, cornrowing, extending, lacing, locking, sewing, twisting, weaving or wrapping of human hair, natural fibers, synthetic fibers or hair extensions through the use of hands or simple devices such as clips, combs, hairpins or needle and thread. During the 2019 legislative session the Legislature further expanded the definition of natural hair care to include shampooing and conditioning as of September 29, 2019, under Senate Bill 422. For more information, please visit our Natural Hair Care Practitioner Information page.

Art Therapy: Who is required to be licensed and who isn't?

​Since the passage of House Bill 2432 (2017), and subsequently Senate Bill 29 (2019), are you wondering if you should be licensed in the State of Oregon as an Art Therapist or a Certified Art Therapist? The Health Licensing Office has come up with some example scenarios to assist you in "Art Therapy: Who is required to be licensed and who isn't?"

Proposed Rules Regarding Continuing Education for the Lactation Consultant Program

The Lactation Consultant Program under the Health Licensing Office has filed proposed rules with the Oregon Secretary of State. The proposed rules will be published in the October 1, 2019, Oregon Bulletin. You are invited to review the proposed rules and submit comments from October 1 through 9 a.m. on October 28, 2019.

Military Spouse Proposed Rules Due to 2019 Senate Bill 688

Health Licensing Office has filed Health Licensing Office has filed proposed rules with the Oregon Secretary of State. The proposed rules will be published in the October 1, 2019, Oregon Bulletin. You are invited to review the proposed rules and submit comments from October 1 through 9 a.m. on October 28, 2019.

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