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Rules Advisory Committee Members Needed

Friday, July 20, 2018

The Board of Cosmetology and Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians will participate in a collaborative rulemaking process to delineate the scope of practice between basic and advanced esthetics as well as qualification and practice standard requirements. Topics include but are not limited to the following:
•    Defining ablative, injury, wound, exfoliate etc.;
•    Depth and layers of skin;
•    Chemical peels;
•    Microneedling;
•    Devices; and
•    Technologies

As part of the rulemaking process a joint Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) will be appointed made up of both advanced and basic estheticians. The joint committee will ensure a collaborative and diverse set of recommendations are presented to each board and the Health Licensing Office (HLO). HLO is recruiting for the following positions:
•    2 certified advanced estheticians;
•    2 basic estheticians;
•    2 medical professionals (registered nurse, physician);
•    1 small business;
•    1 advanced esthetics educator; and
•    1 basic esthetics educator

The joint RAC is tentatively scheduled to meet on the following dates at the HLO, 1430
Tandem Ave NE, Suite 180, Salem OR 97301:
•    August 15 at 10 a.m.
•    August 29 at 10 a.m.

Following the joint Rules Advisory Committee meetings, the Board of Cosmetology will continue to review administrative rules as they relate to cosmetology fields of practice. All administrative rules will be reviewed for accuracy and applicability to the cosmetology profession (five-year rule review). An additional RAC will be appointed. HLO is recruiting for the following positions to continue rulemaking for the Board of Cosmetology ONLY:
•    1 certified advanced estheticians;
•    5 practitioners specializing in each field of practice (barbering,  esthetics, hair design, nail technology and natural hair care;
•    1 medical professionals (registered nurse, physician);
•    2 cosmetology facility (small business) owners; and
•    1 cosmetology educator

The Board of Cosmetology RAC is tentatively scheduled to meet on the following dates
at the HLO, 1430 Tandem Ave NE, Suite 180, Salem OR 97301:
•    October 3 at 10 a.m.
•    October 17 at 10 a.m.

If you are interested in serving on the RAC complete a RAC interest form or contact Samie Patnode at: or Maria Gutierrez at: for further information. ALL interest forms must be submitted by Monday, August 6, 2018, at 5 p.m.


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