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 The Veterans' Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Oregon Health Licensing Agency. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Veterans' Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Oregon Health Licensing Agency. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Oregon Health Licensing Agency (OHLA) is a state consumer protection agency providing centralized regulatory oversight for multiple volunteer citizen boards of health and related professions. The agency 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 OHLA’s administration set educational and professional scope of practice requirements for their fields of practice. The agency director assumes responsibility for central operations, achieving outcomes, complying with state law and ensuring proper stewardship of agency funds. The director provides overall vision and leadership for the agency budget, legislative agenda and formulation of policy.

 

Agency Subdivisions

Information about this agency's divisions, offices, programs, etc.

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 700 Summer St. NE, Suite 320, Salem 97301-1287
Telephone: 503-378-8667; TTY: 503-373-2114
Fax: 503-370-9004
General E-mail: ohla.info@state.or.us
Contact: Holly Mercer, Interim Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Samantha Patnode
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps


Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 676.600–676.992
Budget Analysis (pdf) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu


Records, Publications and General Information

State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog