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Laws & Rules for Cosmetology

Proposed rules and recently adopted rules

Proposed rules

The Oregon Board of Cosmetology is considering new rules that would increase the fines for licensees who are repeatedly non-compliant with laws and rules. Another potential change would provide the board with the ability to suspend and revoke authorizations for repeated violations. 

The proposed rules also increase fines for certain safety and infection-control penalties, including failure to disinfect foot spas and discard disposable articles. 

The Health Licensing Office is requesting public comment on whether other options should be considered for achieving the rules' substantive goals while reducing negative economic effects on businesses. 

Proposed rules on civil penalty increases and authorization suspensions and revocations

The public comment period runs Oct. 1 through 5 p.m. Nov. 30, 2015. A public hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 28 in the Rhoades Conference Room at the Health Licensing Office, 700 Summer St. NE (Veterans Building), Salem, OR.

Sent written comments to:

Samie Patnode
Policy Analyst, Health Licensing Office
Oregon Health Authority
700 Summer St. NE, Suite 320
Salem, OR, 97301-1287
Phone: 503-373-1917
Fax: 503-585-9114
Email: samie.patnode@state.or.us

Recently Adopted Administrative Rules
HLO recently adopted administrative rules for the Board of Cosmetology regarding discounts for online renewals.
The reduction discounts the Board of Cosmetology facility and independent contractor renewal fees when they renew online from $100 to $90. Since this is a high volume licensure group, it is less costly to administer than in-person renewals, and is more convenient for both the licensee and for HLO staff.

User-friendly copy of administrative rules
If you have questions or need additional information, contact policy analyst Samie Patnode at 503-373-1917 or samie.patnode@state.or.us.
User-friendly copy (above) of the administrative rules was created for your convenience.  This copy should reflect the rules in effect as of July 1, 2015. Official administrative rules are available on the Secretary of State’s Web site under Chapter 817  Divisions 005-120.
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