The Oregon Administrative Rules contain OARs filed through August 15, 2014








Unless the context requires otherwise, the following definitions shall apply to OAR Chapter 331.

(1) "Agency" means the Oregon Health Licensing Agency.

(2) "Authorization" means the official document, i.e. certificate, license, permit or registration, issued by the agency, for any program administered under ORS 676.606, as prima facie evidence of the right to practice in accordance with the laws and rules of the regulatory programs administered by the agency.

(3) "Director" means, pursuant to ORS 676.610, the individual who has sole responsibility for the administrative, fiscal, human resource and regulatory functions of the agency.

(4) "Oregon Health Licensing Agency " means the agency assigned to carry out the administrative, programmatic and daily operations, and regulatory functions of the Boards, Councils and Programs listed in ORS 676.606.

(5) "Practitioner" means the individual issued a certificate, license, permit or registration by the agency who has received authorization within their defined field of practice.

(6) "Program" means the office and staff designated to carry out the daily functions of the Body Piercing Licensing Program as defined in ORS 690.500 to 690.570; or as the context requires, “program” may also be used to refer to the collective boards, councils and programs administered by the agency.

(7) "Regulatory authority" means a recognized governing body of a city, county, state or country that has been charged with the responsibility for overseeing the administration and regulation of an occupation or profession.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 676.615
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.606, 676.615
Hist.: HLO 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 2-13-04; HLA 1-2009, f. & cert. ef. 6-1-09



(1) Payments made to the Health Licensing Office should be made for the exact amount of the transaction.

(2) Transactions conducted with the agency where either the payment or required documentation is incomplete or incorrect may be returned to the payer for correction before being processed by the agency.

(3) Fees will be applied as directed by the applicant, authorization holder or payer. Fees misapplied may be corrected by written request specifying the certificate, license, permit or registration number(s) affected and the action requested, subject to conditions in OAR 331-010-0020(2).

(4) Fees paid to the agency are not transferable between programs or from person-to-person where the applicant was eligible for service and service was rendered pursuant to application or transaction request submitted to the agency.

(5) Payments received by the agency without indication as to purpose or intent or as an amount of overpayment will first be applied toward any outstanding civil penalty balance or administrative processing fee owed.

(6) Fee schedules are published in the administrative rules for each Board, Council or Program administered by the agency.

(7) Dishonored Check or Electronic Payment. Pursuant to ORS 30.701, whenever a bank check, credit or debit transaction in payment of an obligation due for fees, penalties, copies of records or materials, or other services to the agency, is dishonored by the bank upon which the check is drawn, the applicant or authorization holder will be assessed and must pay an administrative processing fee in the amount of $25. The agency may take any other disciplinary action against an authorization holder or payer and may seek other legal remedies in pursuing to effect collection of the returned items. If a check is returned for NSF or uncollected funds the agency will attempt to collect payment electronically.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 30.701, 676.625, OL 2003, Ch. 547 Sec.10, 14, 22, 30, 50, 61, 69, 86, 100
Stats. Implemented: ORS 30.701, 676.625, OL 2003, Ch. 547 Sec.10, 14, 22, 30, 50, 61, 69, 86, 100
Hist.: HLO 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 2-13-04


Refund of Payments

(1) The Oregon Health Licensing Agency will not refund any payment, which includes fees, penalties or other charges, unless the agency is in error. Information not known by the agency because the authorization holder or payer supplied the incorrect information is not considered an error.

(2) The agency will comply with ORS 291 and 293 and the Oregon Accounting Manual regarding administration of public funds pertaining to assessment of fees, charges and refunding monies.

(3) Application fees will not be refunded. The agency will retain the application fee if an applicant withdraws the application for a certificate, license, permit, or registration before the issuance of the authorization, or fails to complete the application process.

(4) The agency may refund fees paid for a scheduled examination on a case-by-case basis. In making its determination, the agency will consider an applicant’s individual set of circumstances when the applicant fails to appear for a scheduled examination.

(5) The agency will not refund fees paid for agency scheduled diversion or infection control standards training if the applicant fails to appear and complete the prescribed training; however, the fees may be applied toward any civil fine imposed for violations of laws or rules.

(6) The agency shall determine, on a case-by-case basis, the individual set of circumstances noted in subsections (4) and (5) of this rule, such as a medical emergency, personal hardship or unforeseen event that impedes the individual from appearing for an agency-scheduled examination or training. The agency may request documentation from the individual to validate the circumstance cited and may refund the fees or reschedule an examination or training as appropriate.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 30.701, 293.445, 676.625
Stats. Implemented: ORS 30.701, 293.445, 676.625
Hist.: HLO 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 2-13-04; HLA 1-2009, f. & cert. ef. 6-1-09


Fees for Public Records and Publications

(1) All requests for copies of public records pertaining to the Oregon Health Licensing Agency, or any program it administers, shall be submitted in writing, electronic mail, or by completion of an electronic form provided by the agency. Requests are subject to disclosure according to the Public Records Law, ORS 192.410 to 192.505, and rules adopted thereunder.

(2) The agency may charge a fee reasonably calculated to reimburse the agency for costs of providing and conveying copies of public records. Fees shall not exceed the cost of locating, compiling, making available for inspection, preparing copy in paper, audio, computer disk, and delivering public records. All estimated fees and charges must be paid before public records will be made available for inspection or copies provided.

(3) The agency shall notify a requestor of the estimated costs of making records available for inspection or providing copies of records to the requestor. If the estimated costs exceed $25, the agency shall provide written notice and shall not act further to respond to the request unless and until the requestor confirms that the requestor wants the agency to proceed with making the public records available.

(4) Charges to the general public shall be payable in cash, cashier's check, money order, or credit card. Payment by personal check for copies of official documents is not accepted.

(5) The agency shall charge 25¢ per page for the first 20 pages and 15¢ per page thereafter to recover the costs of photocopying and normal and reasonable staff time to locate, separate, photocopy and return document(s) to file and to prepare/mail public record(s) to requestors. If, for operational or other reasons, the agency uses the services of an outside facility or contractor to photocopy requested records, the agency shall charge the actual costs incurred.

(a) "Page" refers to the number of copies produced. Staff will not reduce the copy size or otherwise manipulate records in order to fit additional records on a page, unless staff concludes that it would be the most effective use of their time. Consistent with ORS 192.240, all copies will be double-sided. A double-sided copy will be charged as two single pages.

(6) "Normal and reasonable" staff time is 20 minutes or less per request:

(a) Additional charges for staff time may be made when responding to record requests that require more than the "normal and reasonable" time for responding to routine record requests. Staff time shall be charged at the agency’s staff hourly rate.

(b) These charges are for staff time in excess of 10 minutes spent locating, compiling, sorting and reviewing records to prepare them for inspection, as well as all time required to separate or remove exempt information or to supervise inspection of documents. The agency shall not charge for time spent in determining the application of the provisions of ORS 192.410 to 192.505.

(7) Charges for regular agency publications and media requests, such as computer disks, video cassettes, audio tapes or other types of public record formats, shall be available upon request and a price list shall be published on the agency Web site annually.

(8) The agency may charge individuals actual postage costs for mailing of records. When mailing voluminous records or responding to special requests, the agency shall charge for staff time required to prepare the records for mailing, in addition to actual postage.

(9) The agency shall charge $27 per hour, with a $7.50 minimum, for staff time required to fill public record requests that require electronic reproduction. Charges include time spent locating, downloading, formatting, copying and transferring records to media. Charges for reproduction media are available upon request.

(10) Due to the threat of computer viruses, the agency will not permit individuals to provide diskettes for electronic reproduction of computer records.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 197.410 - 192.505, 676.625
Stats. Implemented: ORS 197.410 - 192.505, 676.625
Hist.: HLO 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 2-13-04; HLA 1-2009, f. & cert. ef. 6-1-09


Notification Requirements

Notification of a change in any authorization holder’s licensing information must be submitted within 30 calendar days of the change to the agency by written notice given in person at the agency office, by regular U.S. Postal Service, facsimile transmission, Web-based interactive data collection or electronic mail. A change in information includes, but is not limited to the following:

(1) Authorization holders:

(a) Name — first or last. Approved documentation is required, such as marriage certificate, divorce decree, court judgment documents, or other agency approved documentation;

(b) Residential or mailing address;

(c) Area code and telephone number;

(d) Employment status; or

(e) Work location.

(2) Facility license holders:

(a) Facility name or Assumed Business Name as filed with Secretary of State, Corporations Division under 648.007;

(b) Business telephone number, including area code;

(c) General hours of operation;

(d) Address change resulting from city or U.S. Postal Service action; or

(e) Closure or sale of business facility or practice.

(3) Independent contract registration holders:

(a) Facility name, physical address, telephone number and license number;

(b) General hours of operation;

(c) Changing permanent work location;

(d) Performing services at multiple licensed facilities on a permanent or temporary basis;

(e) Ceasing to operate as an independent contractor before expiration of the registration to avoid late renewal payment if reactivation may occur within one year of the expiration date.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 676.615
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.615
Hist.: HLO 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 2-13-04; HLA 1-2009, f. & cert. ef. 6-1-09


Authorization Holders; Military Leave

(1) A practitioner authorized to practice under a program listed in ORS 676.606 is not required to renew the authorization or pay renewal fees while in active military service unless required by the authorization holders branch of the military.

(2) To be restored to former authorization status the authorization holder must notify the agency in writing within 60 days of being honorably discharged.

(3) No fees will be due until the following renewal period.

(4) Requirements for completing continuing education hours during an authorization holder’s active duty period shall be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 676.615
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.607 & 676.608
Hist.: HLA 1-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-1-11 thru 8-28-11; HLA 2-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-17-11 thru 8-28-11; HLA 8-2011, f. 8-9-11, cert. ef. 8-15-11


Application for Authorization by Military Spouse or Domestic Partner

(1) “Military spouse or domestic partner” means a spouse or domestic partner of an active member of the Armed Forces of the United States who is the subject of a military transfer to Oregon.

(2) To qualify under this rule for authorization to practice a profession or occupation in a program administered under ORS 676.583 and 676.800, a military spouse or domestic partner must:

(a) Meet the qualifications for authorization as provided in the applicable statutes and rules of the program for which authorization is sought;

(b) Be married to, or in a domestic partnership with a member of the Armed forces of the United States who is assigned to a duty station located in Oregon by official active duty military order;

(c) Hold an active license, certificate or registration in good standing, in another state or territory of the United States, to practice the profession or occupation for which authorization is sought;

(d) Have at least one year of active practice in the profession or occupation for which authorization is sought during the three years immediately preceding the application; and

(e) Provide documentation of the requirements in this section, in a manner satisfactory to the Agency or applicable board or council.

(3) Upon submittal of a completed application form prescribed by the Agency, payment of fees required under subsection (6) of this rule, and copies of the following documents, applicants under this rule may immediately be granted temporary authorization, valid for three months, pending the Agency’s receipt of any remaining documentation required under subsection (2) of this rule:

(a) Copy of marriage certificate or domestic partnership registration with the name of the applicant and the name of the active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States;

(b) Copy of assignment to a duty station located in Oregon by official active duty military order for the spouse or domestic partner named in the marriage certificate or domestic partnership registration; and

(c) Affirmation by applicant that:

(i) The applicant has requested evidence of authorization from the state or territory in which the applicant is authorized; and

(ii) The applicant is not subject to discipline in that state or territory for a matter related to services regulated by the agency or the board under which authorization is sought.

(4) Processing of applications for authorization under this rule must be expedited, with review of such applications made before review of applications submitted by individuals who are not military spouses or domestic partners.

(5) Temporary authorization issued under this rule must become original active authorizations if, before expiration of the applicant’s temporary authorization, the applicant demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Agency that all required qualifications for authorization have been met.

(6) Notwithstanding any other rules administered by the Agency, an applicant for authorization under this rule must submit an application fee for an original authorization listed within the program rules administered under ORS 676.583 and 676.800.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 676.308, 676.615, 680.515, 688.720, 688.815, 688.819, 690.047, 2014 OL Ch. 35
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.308, 680.515, 688.720, 688.815, 688.819, 690.047, 2014 OL Ch. 35
Hist.: HLA 2-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-3-14 thru 9-17-14


Application for Military Training or Experience

An individual seeking to use military training or experience as a qualification for an authorization to practice a profession or occupation in a program administered under ORS 676.583 and 676.800 must submit a Joint Services Transcript demonstrating completion of military training or experience that is substantially equivalent to requirements set forth in statute or rule by the agency or the boards or councils.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 676.308, 676.615, 680.515, 688.720, 688.815, 688.819, 690.047, 2014 OL Ch. 35
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.308, 680.515, 688.720, 688.815, 688.819, 690.047, 2014 OL Ch. 35
Hist.: HLA 2-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-3-14 thru 9-17-14

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