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Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians to Vote on Proposed Rules

​Proposed rules for the Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians were filed with the Secretary of State's Office for publication in the May 2018, Oregon Bulletin.

The board will vote on proposed rules at their next board meeting, Friday, June 8, 2018, beginning at 8:15 a.m. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Health Licensing Office, 1430 Tandem Ave. NE, Suite 180, Salem, OR 97301.

If approved, permanent rules will go into effect on Thursday, June 28, 2018.

Are you an "Independent Contractor?"

​The Health Licensing Office (HLO) frequently receives questions on whether an individual meets the criteria established for an employee or an independent contractor. In an effort to clarify the difference, the HLO is collaborating with the Department of Revenue and the Employment Department to provide authorization holders with information on how to determine the difference between the two worker classifications.

Practice Clarification on Cosmetic Injectables (e.g. Botox)

Updated: March 14, 2018

The Health Licensing Office (HLO) has received numerous questions and inquiries regarding the use of cosmetic injectables with trade names such as Botox, Restylane and Juvederm by basic and advanced estheticians.

Question: Is it within the scope of practice for basic or advanced estheticians to provide cosmetic injection services to clients (e.g. Botox)?

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:

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

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)

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