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Cancellation of February 27th Joint Rules Advisory Committee Meeting

Friday, February 17, 2023

​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. 

Thank you for your patience as the Board of Cosmetology, the Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians, and the HLO work collaboratively to carry out the legislature's intent in HB 2970 (2021). The rulemaking process is ongoing; please check the HLO website for updates or contact Samie Patnode at (503) 373-1917 or by email at