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Mark your calendar and note that the Health Licensing Office (and all State of Oregon agencies) will be closed on the following days:
The Health and Licensing Office (HLO) is hosting two in-person meetings at the Oregon Garden Resort in Silverton, Oregon.
The purpose of the June 13, 2023, Board of Cosmetology meeting is to reconcile current rules with proposed definitions related to devices and skin depth for estheticians, conduct regular board business, and provide a forum for community engagement and feedback for future rule changes.
In 2021, the Health Licensing Office (HLO) convened a Joint Esthetic and Advanced Esthetic Rules Advisory Committee (Joint RAC) to collaborate and recommend rule changes to the Board of Cosmetology (COS Board) and the Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians (CAE Board), including defining the term “device" within both the advanced esthetics and esthetics professions as required in HB 2970 (2021).
The Board of Cosmetology and Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians reconvened an Esthetics and Advanced Esthetics Joint Rules Advisory Committee (Joint RAC) which met on January 30, 2023, to continue discussion regarding the requirements of HB 2970 (2021) related to collaboratively defining the term “device" within both the esthetics and advanced esthetics professions.
Currently, the Joint RAC has meetings scheduled for February 27, 2023, and March 27, 2023. The Health Licensing Office (HLO) will be canceling the February 27, 2023, meeting due to other time sensitive obligations and to allow adequate time to develop and research information on devices. The HLO still intends to hold its March 27, 2023, meeting from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Further decisions will be made on scheduling additional RAC meetings following the March 27, 2023, meeting.
2021 Rules Advisory Committees Summaries
In 2021, the Health Licensing Office (HLO) convened a Joint Esthetic and Advanced Esthetic Rules Advisory Committee (Joint RAC) to recommend rule changes to the Board of Cosmetology's and the Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians' rules. The rule changes are necessitated by HB 2970 (2021), which impacted the scope of practice for estheticians and advanced estheticians. HB 2970 also charged both boards to work collaboratively to define the term “device" within both the esthetics and advanced esthetics professions.
The following information provides a summary of the past policies related to the scope of practice for esthetics and advanced esthetics since 2015. The information also highlights HB 2079, which passed during the 2021 Legislative Session and how the Health Licensing Office, the Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians and the Board of Cosmetology will move forward in implementing the requirements of the bill including collaboratively defining the term “device" within both the esthetics and advanced esthetics profession.
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