Health Licensing Office

Present Duties

Health Licensing office
The Health Licensing Office in Salem. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
The Health Licensing Office (HLO) is a state consumer protection office providing centralized regulatory oversight for multiple volunteer citizen boards of health and related professions. The office works to promote consumer protection through education, enforcement and partnerships and to promote a positive business environment by reducing barriers to professional practice.

The boards under HLO’s administration set educational and professional scope of practice requirements for their fields of practice. The office director assumes responsibility for central operations, achieving outcomes, complying with state law and ensuring proper stewardship of office funds. 

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Contact Information

Mailing Address: 1430 Tandem Ave. NE, Suite 180, Salem OR 97301
Telephone: 503-378-8667; TTY: 503-373-2114
Fax: 503-370-9004
General Email:
Contact: Holly Mercer, Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Anne Thompson 
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Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 676.600–676.992
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