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Health Care Practitioners and Interested Parties Needed to Serve on Rules Advisory Committee

​The Health Licensing Office and the Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians are currently seeking two Health Care Practitioners along with other interested parties to serve as subject matter experts on a Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) for advanced esthetics.

Upcoming HLO closures due to state holidays

​​Mark your calendar and note that the Health Licensing Office (and all State of Oregon agencies) will be closed on the following days:

  • Monday, May 28, 2018, for Memorial Day
  • Wednesday, July 4, 2018, for Independence Day
  • Monday, September 3, 2018, for Labor Day

Meeting Rescheduled for the Board of Certified Advanced Esthetics

​The Board of Certified Advanced Esthetics meeting scheduled for November 8, 2017, has been CANCELED and rescheduled for January 17, 2018, at 10 a.m.

Public Comment Extended for Advanced Esthetics

​Public comment on proposed rules for the Board of Certified Advanced Esthetics has been extended to Novmeber 30, 2017, at 5 p.m. to allow adequate time for stakeholders to provide feedback to the Board.

Who is allowed to practice microblading in Oregon?

Is microblading in the scope of practice of esthetics? And is microblading in the scope of practice of tattooing?

The short answer is that it appears that microblading does not fit within the practice of esthetics but does fit within the practice of tattooing in the State of Oregon. Read the more detailed answer in the practice clarification linked below:

Practice Clarification on Microblading (Jan. 18, 2017)

Creation of advanced esthetics does not impact estheticians doing waxing

​July 1, 2016, marked the beginning of Oregon's Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians. The scope of practice for certified advanced estheticians includes advanced nonablative esthetics, made up of these seven modalities: skin rejuvenation, body contouring, dyschromia reduction, cellulite reduction, hair removal or reduction, and nonablative tattoo removal. The "hair removal or reduction" in advanced esthetics uses nonablative techniques involving lasers and other light-based instruments. Board of Cosmetology estheticians performing wax-based hair removal are not performing advanced esthetics and do not have to get their advanced certification. Waxing remains in the scope of practice of regular estheticians.


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