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Board of Electrologists and Body Art Practitioners Proposed Administrative Rules for Water Resource Requirements

Thursday, May 5, 2022

​The Board of Electrologists and Body Art Practitioners, under the Health Licensing Office, has filed proposed rules with the Oregon Secretary of State. The rule is needed to clarify that all body art facilities, where individuals licensed to perform earlobe piercing services, have unrestricted access to hot and cold running water.

The proposed rules will be published in the May 2022, Oregon Bulletin.

You are invited to review the proposed rules and submit comments from May 1, 2022, through 12 p.m. (noon) on May 28, 2022. To submit your comments by way of email, send to Samie Patnode at:

Written comments can also be submitted by way of postal mail to:
Attn: Samie Patnode
Health Licensing Office
1430 Tandem Ave. NE, Suite 180
Salem, OR 97301-2192

A public rule hearing has been scheduled on May 17, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Stakeholders can participate:

  • In person at the Health Licensing Office Board Room, 1430 Tandem Ave. NE, Suite 180, Salem, OR 97301; or
  • By telephone conference call by calling 503-934-3605 and entering participant code 791607. 

Comments will not be accepted, nor considered, if received after 12 p.m. (noon) on May 28, 2022. For more information or to request alternative formats, please call Samie Patnode at (503) 509-5592, or email

Permanent administrative rules are anticipated to become effective on June 1, 2022.