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Oregon Health Policy Board to meet for retreat January 19 in Eugene - 01/18/17

January 18, 2016

Contact: Jeff Scroggin, 541-999-6983, jeffrey.scroggin@state.or.us (meeting information or accommodations)

The Oregon Health Policy Board will hold a retreat meeting January 19 in Eugene at the Eugene Hilton.

When: Thursday, January 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Hilton Hotel, 66 E Sixth Ave, Wilder I/ Hansberry Room, Eugene. Members of the public can listen by dialing 1-888-808-6929, participant code 915042#.

Agenda: Welcome; director's report; role of the board; CCO's of the Future recommendations; waiver update and federal policy update; Action Plan for Health

For more information on the meeting, visit the board's meeting page at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/2016-OHPB-Meetings.aspx.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. To request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations, call the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet January 20 in Wilsonville - 01/18/17

January 18, 2017

Contact: Heather Johnson, 503-508-8276, heather.n.johnson@state.or.us (meeting information or accommodations)

What: The regular meeting of the Oregon Health Authority Metrics and Scoring Committee

When: Friday, January 20, 9 a.m. to noon. Public testimony will be heard at 9:15 a.m.

Where: Clackamas Community College Wilsonville Training Center, Room 210, 29353 SW Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville. Attendees can also follow the presentation by webinar and listen to discussion by phone.
-- Register for the webinar at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/312837825839229954
-- Listen-only conference line: 1-888-204-5984, participant code 1277-166. The telephone will be unmuted during public testimony.

Agenda: Welcome and consent agenda; public testimony; continue equity measure discussion; patient experience measure discussion; wrap-up / adjourn.

For more information, please visit the committee's website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/analytics/Pages/Metrics-Scoring-Committee.aspx .

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. To request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations, call the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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Having flu symptoms? Talk to your doctor before visiting hospital ER - 01/13/17

January 13, 2017

*Staying home, calling health care provider, visiting urgent care clinic are good options for people with mild illness, health officials say*

Winter weather, the onset of flu season, and the usual admissions for heart disease, stroke, and other health conditions are keeping many hospitals in the state busy.

Influenza season is in full swing, causing achiness, fever, cough and sore throat for many Oregonians. Emergency departments are busy, and people with mild symptoms who want to be seen can protect others and avoid long waits in the ER by calling their primary care provider before heading to the hospital.

Most people with flu recover with just rest and drinking plenty of fluids. "Many people have the flu this season, but people with mild illness should see a health care provider only if they're at high risk for severe illness or they develop severe symptoms," said Richard Leman, MD, public health physician with Oregon Health Authority.

People should call 911 if someone they know with the flu has severe shortness of breath or is difficult to wake. For those 65 and older, pregnant women, children, and those with chronic medical conditions or weak immune systems who get fever with cough or sore throat, talk to a health care provider.

Others with mild symptoms who want to be seen should consider contacting their own provider or going to urgent care before heading to the ER.

Flu cases in Oregon have spiked in recent weeks. Laboratories in the state reported 1,641 specimens that were positive for influenza during the week of Dec. 25-31. That's up from 609 positive flu specimens the previous week. Most of the cases have been influenza A, this season's predominant flu type, with one strain, H3N2, hitting the elderly population particularly hard.

Hospitalizations also have been on the rise. There were 143 hospitalizations during Dec. 25-31, which was nearly double the previous week's total. The week before that saw just 33 hospitalizations.

There have been no pediatric deaths attributed to the flu this season, officials say. The Public Health Division does not track adult flu deaths.

Officials offer these tips for people to consider to get the care they need and help emergency rooms care for those who need it most:
-- Get the flu vaccine. It's the most effective way to prevent the flu. The fewer people who get the virus, the fewer who will need care.
-- "Know when to go." Understand flu symptoms and their severity, and when it's OK to just call your doctor or stay home.
-- Most people with the flu recover in a couple of weeks, and those with mild illness do not need to go to the emergency room.
-- If you are at high risk for severe illness or concerned about your illness, call your health care provider.

Even though most people only have mild illness, some people with severe illness do need emergency care. Adults having a hard time breathing or shortness of breath; pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen, sudden dizziness, confusion, severe or persistent vomiting, purple or blue discoloration of the lips, or seizures should be seen promptly. This is also true for people with flu who get better, then have a fever and cough that return.

Children should be seen urgently if they have fast or troubled breathing, bluish skin color, are not waking up or interacting, become so irritable that they do not want to be held, or have fever with a rash. They also should be seen if symptoms of the flu get better but then come back with a fever and cough. Infants should get medical help right away if they are unable to eat, have a hard time breathing, do not have tears when they cry, or have many fewer wet diapers than normal.

Other ways to help prevent flu:
-- Stay home and limit contact with others if you are sick, including staying home from work or school when you are sick.
-- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue out when you are done.
-- Wash hands with soap and water. Use an alcohol-based hand rub if soap and water are not available.
-- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
-- Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may have flu germs on them.
-- Avoid getting coughed and sneezed on.

Flu vaccine is available from health care providers, local health departments and many pharmacies. To find a flu vaccine clinic, visit http://www.flu.oregon.gov/ and use OHA's flu vaccine locator tool.

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Stroke Care Committee to meet January 19 by conference call - 01/13/17

January 13, 2017

What: A public meeting of the Oregon Stroke Care Committee. Agenda items include: 2017 committee report to the Legislature; stroke rehabilitation workgroup update; discuss committee's next steps.

When: Thursday, Jan. 19, 7-8:30 a.m.

Who: The Oregon Stroke Care Committee is established by ORS 431.673 to achieve continuous improvement in the quality of stroke care in Oregon. The committee is composed of 10 members appointed by the Director of the Oregon Health Authority.

Details: The meeting will be a teleconference call. To participate by phone, call 1-877-336-1831, participant code 559758.

For more information about the meeting, contact Kirsten Aird at 971-673-1053.

To request alternate formats, sign language interpreters or other reasonable accommodations, call the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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Public Health Advisory Board meets January 19 in Portland - 01/12/17

January 12, 2017

What: The regular public meeting of the Public Health Advisory Board

Agenda: Share information about the Healthy Places Initiative; discuss Oregon Health Authority's agenda for the 2017 legislative session; discuss State Health Improvement Plan priorities for obesity and substance use; review 2017 work plan and discuss potential changes to meeting structure.

When: Thursday Jan. 19, 2:30-5:30 p.m. A 15-minute public comment period is scheduled at 5:15 p.m.; comments are limited to three minutes.

Where: Portland State Office Building, Room 1A, 800 NE Oregon St., Portland. A conference call line is available by dialing 1-877-873-8017, access code 767068.

Who: Oregon's Public Health Advisory Board provides guidance for Oregon's governmental public health system and oversees the implementation of public health modernization and Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan.

Program contact: Sara Beaudrault, 971-673-0432; sara.beaudrault@state.or.us

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Tobacco Reduction Advisory Committee to meet January 26 in Portland - 01/12/17

January 12, 2017

What: A public meeting of the Tobacco Reduction Advisory Committee

Agenda: Oregon Tobacco Quit Line evaluation updates; communication coordination; tobacco legislative efforts check-in.

When: Thursday, Jan. 26, 1-3 p.m.

Where: Portland State Office Building, Room 1C, 800 NE Oregon St., Portland. Please note that space is limited.

Who: The Tobacco Reduction Advisory Committee is appointed by the Governor to provide the state Tobacco Prevention and Education Program (TPEP) with recommendations and guidance on program and budget matters. Its members come from private organizations and state agencies dedicated to the reduction of the harmful impact of Oregonians' tobacco use.

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All Payer All Claims advisory group to meet January 12 by webinar only - 01/09/17

January 9, 2017

Contact: Pam Naylor, 503-559-2216, pamela.naylor@state.or.us (meeting information or accommodations)

What: A public meeting of the Oregon Health Authority All Payer All Claims Technical Advisory group

When: Thursday, January 12, 1-3 p.m.

Where: By webinar only.

Attendees also can join through a listen-only conference line at 1-888-204-5984, participant code 1277-166.

Agenda: Introduction, meeting goals, general updates; update on Common Data Layout; new administrative rule effective January 1, 2017; Level 3 validations; next steps; public comment; wrap-up and adjourn.

For more information, please visit the committee's website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/analytics/Pages/All-Payer-All-Claims-TAG.aspx.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. To request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations, call the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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Salmonellosis cases linked to hazelnuts sold at roadside stand - 01/06/17

January 6, 2017

*OHA recommends discarding Schmidt Farm nuts bought along Hwy 18*

Recent cases of salmonellosis, a foodborne illness caused by exposure to Salmonella bacteria, have been linked to hazelnuts sold at a farm stand in McMinnville, and state agencies are recommending that people who bought the nuts discard them immediately.

Officials at the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division and the Oregon Department of Agriculture announced today that laboratory and epidemiologic analyses traced the salmonellosis cases to hazelnuts sold by Schmidt Farm and Nursery along Oregon Route 18.

"People who have hazelnuts from the farm stand at Schmidt Farm and Nursery should toss them out right away," said Paul Cieslak, MD, medical director of the Public Health Division's Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention Section.

Five people became ill with a specific strain of Salmonella Typhimurium between Oct. 15 and Dec. 13. When interviewed by public health officials, three of the individuals recalled buying hazelnuts from the Schmidt Farm and Nursery stand in McMinnville. The fourth ate hazelnuts from an unlabeled bag of partially shelled nuts. A fifth case was linked to the other four cases after having tested positive for the same strain of salmonella. Tests performed on nuts purchased at the farm also identified the same strain of salmonella. All five cases were in adults. None of the individuals were hospitalized and all have recovered.

According to the Oregon Department of Agriculture, Schmidt Farm and Nursery sells only a small portion of its hazelnuts at the farm stand. Schmidt Farm and Nursery distributes the bulk of its hazelnuts through wholesalers.

"Wholesalers have steps in place that kill any Salmonella on the hazelnuts they handle before the nuts reach consumers," said Stephanie Page, the agriculture department's director of food safety and animal services. "To date, we have no indication there were any issues with this part of the process. The concern in this case is with hazelnuts bought at the farm stand."

Raw or undercooked poultry, meats and eggs are the most common sources of Salmonella, but other foods such as hazelnuts can become contaminated. Contamination of other foods on a farm typically occurs when product is exposed to feces from an animal carrying Salmonella or to its environment. It also can happen when an uncontaminated product has direct or indirect exposure to product containing Salmonella. In homes, foods can be contaminated when raw or undercooked meat, poultry or eggs come into contact with other foods.

Most people who get salmonellosis become sick in one to five days after exposure. Salmonellosis can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps that can last up to seven days. Most people recover without treatment, but in some cases the diarrhea is so severe that hospital care is needed. Though rare, the most severe cases of Salmonella can lead to death if not treated.

People can take steps to prevent Salmonella at home, including washing their hands before cooking and after being around animals; keeping food preparation surfaces clean; washing raw fruits and vegetables before eating; keeping raw vegetables away from raw meat, poultry or eggs; always cooking meat and poultry to the proper temperature; and drinking only pasteurized milk and juices.

Additional resources:

-- OHA food safety website: https://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/FoodSafety/Pages/tips.aspx

-- OHA salmonellosis website: https://public.health.oregon.gov/DiseasesConditions/DiseasesAZ/Pages/disease.aspx?did=35

-- CDC Salmonella website: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/

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Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board to meet January 12 in Salem - 01/06/17

January 6, 2017

Program contact: Jacee Vangestel, 503-945-2852, jacee.m.vangestel@state.or.us

What: Public meeting of the Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board

When: Thursday, January 12, 1-5 p.m.

Where: Oregon State Hospital, 2600 Center Street NE, Salem, in the Callen Conference Room. The public also can attend via toll-free conference line at 1-877-848-7030, participant code 297588.

Agenda: Topics will include admissions, recruitment for the new superintendent, the policy related to pregnancy, Patient Advisory Council update, public comment, retreat follow-up, the proposed closure of the Junction City campus in 2018, orientation manuals and Social Security benefits.

Details: The Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board advises the superintendent, Oregon Health Authority Director and legislators on issues related to the safety, security and care of patients. Members include consumers, providers, advocates, legislators, community members, consumer families and OSH union members.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. To request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations, call the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

For more information, see the board's website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/osh/Pages/advisory-board.aspx.

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Homeowners can take action now to reduce, prevent radon - 01/05/17

January 5, 2017

*January is Radon Action Month, a good time to get homes tested*

As winter takes a firm, subfreezing hold on Oregon during January, it's the perfect time to huddle indoors, push the thermostat up -- and test your home for radon.

Levels of cancer-causing radon are highest in homes during winter months. That's because a closed house keeps radon from escaping outside. In addition, when indoor air is warmer than outside air, it creates a "chimney" or vacuum effect that pushes the warm air out and replaces it with naturally occurring radon from the soil under a house.

That's why officials with the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division's Radon Awareness Program are reminding people during January--National Radon Action Month--to get their homes tested for the colorless, odorless gas, which is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.

"There is no way to know if your house has high levels of radon unless you get your house tested," said Curtis Cude, Oregon Radon Program manager. "The good news is that radon levels in a home can be dramatically reduced or even eliminated."

OHA is co-sponsoring the Fifth Annual Radon Forum Northwest, Jan. 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Adventist Medical Center, 10123 SE Market St., Portland. It is a public event where people can hear from radon experts about where radon comes from; where it is found in the Portland metropolitan area; how it enters a home; the health implications; how to test for radon; and how to reduce radon levels in the home.

Radon can be a problem for any building, but its presence in Oregon schools has been a focus in recent months. School districts have been working to comply with a state law that required them to submit radon testing plans to OHA by Sept. 1, 2016. So far, about 85 percent of school districts around the state have submitted their plans. The law also mandates that they complete radon testing by 2021.

"We want to demystify radon testing for both school districts and homeowners," Cude said. "Getting a school and home tested for this gas is easy, and remediation is highly effective."

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that radon is responsible for more than 20,000 lung cancer deaths per year in the United States. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. after cigarette smoking, and the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.

In addition, smokers are much more likely to experience lung cancer if they are also exposed to radon.

Testing homes for radon is simple and inexpensive. Radon test kits can be purchased at local hardware and home improvement stores, or online from radon test kit supply companies and the American Lung Association. Many test kits are priced between $15 and $25. Radon problems can be fixed by qualified contractors for a cost similar to that of many common home repairs, such as painting or having a new water heater installed. The best time to test for radon is during the heating season, when the windows and doors are closed up tight. This is when you would expect to find the highest radon levels in your home.

OHA's radon experts will answer questions live during a Facebook chat at noon Jan. 11. To participate, go to http://www.facebook.com/OregonhealthAuthority. OHA also has published a new video about how to test your home for radon, which is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ8ZKLC6P10.

For more information on radon, radon testing and mitigation, and radon-resistant new construction, or to order a test kit online, visit:
-- OHA's Radon Program website at http://www.healthoregon.org/radon
-- Radon Forum Northwest website at http://www.radonforumnorthwest.com/
-- EPA's radon website at https://www.epa.gov/radon

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Oregon Educators Benefit Board chooses health plans - 01/03/17

January 3, 2017

After completing the request for proposal (RFP) process, the Oregon Educators Benefit Board (OEBB) today chose Moda and Kaiser health plans for the almost 150,000 members and dependents that are enrolled in OEBB. The health plan proposals chosen are the same options that OEBB members have today. They include a statewide preferred provider organization (PPO) option (Moda) and two organized systems of care (OSC) options (Moda and Kaiser).

"Today's decision by the OEBB board will provide OEBB members with exceptional health insurance plans that provide better access, better health outcomes and lower cost for the state," said Nancy MacMorris-Adix, chair of the OEBB board. "The board overwhelmingly agreed that these plans would provide the same great choices for OEBB members with the same quality care that we expect."

The RFP process began in June with a request for health plans to compete for the opportunity to provide insurance for OEBB members, who include employees from school districts, education service districts, community colleges, and some counties, cities and other municipalities. The process involved an evaluation of the written proposals to narrow down the candidates, followed by interviews of the finalists by the OEBB board in November. Today's decision by the OEBB board is the next step in the RFP process. Now the successful proposers will begin negotiations to finalize contracts.

The decision by the OEBB board will provide OEBB members statewide with an option of either a Moda PPO or OSC plan and will provide OEBB members in selected counties an additional choice of a Kaiser plan in addition to the statewide PPO option of Moda.

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Rock your resolutions with these go-to health resources from Oregon Health Authority - 12/30/16

December 30, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. ---- We all want to live longer and feel better----more energy, more time spent with family and friends, fewer to-do lists packed to the brim.

And many times the stress of daily life puts personal health on the back burner. There simply aren't enough hours in the day.

The New Year provides an opportunity to recommit to personal goals and add years to our lives. It's a chance to map out how to feel your best every day, every day of the year. Oregon health experts want to share some tools to help you confidently put your resolutions into action.

Here are just a few:

Less time in bed, more days to live the good life: get that flu shot
Flu cases are rising in Oregon. You can get the flu simply by touching an infected surface or from someone who might not even know that they're sick. The flu can ruin vacation plans, spread to friends and family, and pose serious threats for those with health conditions or children and the elderly.

Don't let the flu get the best of you. Get the most out of the 365 days in 2017 by taking two minutes to get a flu shot.

WATCH: Four great reasons to get a flu shot video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEfh7W39ySg
Find out where to go and what to do on our flu prevention website at https://public.health.oregon.gov/PreventionWellness/FluPrevention/Pages/index.aspx

Give yourself a break in 2017: get help to kick smoking for good
More smokers than ever----almost 70 percent----want to quit smoking, and health experts agree that getting help really works. While the percentage of adults who smoke has decreased, tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death. If you want to quit smoking but you're having trouble, you're not alone. There are plenty of people who want to help.

Online counseling from Smoke Free Oregon at https://www.quitnow.net/Oregon/
Call1-800-QUIT-NOW or 1-877-2NOFUME (en EspaƱol)

Feel your best every day: step up your nutrition and exercise routine
Some say that it doesn't matter what you eat between Christmas and New Year's----that it's actually what you eat between New Year's and Christmas that counts.

Improving your diet and moving more are two of the easiest and most impactful activities anyone can do to accelerate a healthy New Year. And it need not be extreme or complicated----go for more walks, hop on your bike, replace that sugary cereal with fruit.

Plans look different for everyone, so take a moment to sit down and outline baby steps or giant leaps----whatever you feel most comfortable with. The Oregon Health Authority has a full menu of resources to get you started.

For more information, see our Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Prevention website at https://public.health.oregon.gov/PreventionWellness/Nutrition/Pages/index.aspx

Live worry-free: double-check that your vaccinations are up-to-date
Thanks to vaccinations, we don't have to worry about many of the infectious diseases that gripped past generations. Outbreaks do still occur, though, so making it a goal to get vaccinated----for travel, too----not only gives you more quality time with your family, but invites your neighborhood and community to join your healthiest New Year yet.

Learn where to go and what to do on our vaccines and immunization website at https://public.health.oregon.gov/PreventionWellness/VaccinesImmunization/Pages/index.aspx

Sleep better: draft an emergency plan and be prepared for the unexpected
Everyone sleeps better at night knowing that if an emergency strikes, their family and friends are prepared. Take a few minutes to sit down with your loved ones and map out a plan while storing items for an emergency preparedness kit. Even better, make a few extra and give them as gifts. Some have even asked for a kit for the holiday.

"It's not your traditional stocking stuffer, but getting a preparedness kit for the holiday gives me confidence for the New Year and lets me focus on other things," says Maria Ellis, of Portland. "Knowing that there's a plan and kit available lets me focus on the day-to-day things that mean so much to me."

Learn what to do and how on our preparedness website at
https://public.health.oregon.gov/Preparedness/Pages/index.aspx

How do you plan to own your health in 2017? Share your story and join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook using #healthY2017. Stay tuned for the OHA photo contest in January 2017.

For more information on Oregon public health, visit our Public Health website at https://public.health.oregon.gov/Pages/Home.aspx.

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New videos focus on state rules for health and safety of tattoo artists, consumers - 12/27/16

December 27, 2016

SALEM, Ore. -- Keeping tattoo facilities clean and their artists, staff and clients free of infection is the focus of a new video from Oregon's Board of Electrologists and Body Art Practitioners. The video details some of the state's safety and sanitation rules for tattoo artists and facilities.

Oregon significantly revised its rules for tattoo artists in 2012 and made a few more changes this fall. The video covers the regulations and notes some effective practices including how to avoid cross-contamination during a tattoo service, proper handwashing techniques, client record requirements, how to clean up the work station after the tattoo service and proper techniques for sterilizing equipment.

In addition to the practitioner video, the Oregon Health Authority has created a video for consumers with some tips for choosing a safe and clean tattoo artist and facility.

These tips include: searching the Health Licensing Office database to make sure the artist and facility have current licenses, looking for licenses on display in the shop and keeping an eye out for a clean station that includes bottles, cords and machines bagged to avoid cross-contamination.

OHA will be holding a Facebook Live Q&A on tattoo safety rules at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 28 at http://www.facebook.com/OregonHealthAuthority.

Please note that these videos do not cover all Oregon tattoo rules. Each licensee is responsible for knowing and complying with all rules from the Health Licensing Office and Board of Electrologists and Body Art Practitioners, including those not discussed in the videos.

For more information:

-- Oregon tattoo safety and sanitation video (for practitioners) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO7wIucLclg

-- Tips for choosing a tattoo artist and facility video (for consumers) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M48r9VQbqzQ&feature=youtu.be

-- Oregon Board of Electrologists and Body Art Practitioners laws and rules at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/hlo/Pages/Board-Electrologists-Body-Art-Practitioners-Laws-Rules.aspx

-- Tattoo artist information from the Health Licensing Office at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/hlo/Pages/Board-Body-Art-Practitioners-Tattoo-Artists-Information.aspx

-- OHA on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/OregonHealthAuthority/
HLO/Board of Electrologists and Body Art Practitioners on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/OregonHLO/

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