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Thursday, March 9, 2023
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 Joint RAC met on August 23 and November 10, 2022, before the HLO paused the rulemaking process. The process was paused in order to meet the requirements of HB 2993 (2021), which broadened the requirements of who is required to serve on rules advisory committees, specifically including “communities likely to be affected" by the rule change. The CAE Board met on October 26 and the COS Board met on November 14, 2022, to determine which persons and communities are likely to be affected by the rule changes related to advanced esthetics and esthetics.
After providing outreach and communication to all advanced estheticians, estheticians, and the communities both Boards determined would be affected by the changes in rules, HLO received 14 interest forms to serve on the Joint RAC. Of the 14, eight were estheticians, four were advanced estheticians, and two were medical providers. Ten of the fourteen individuals were chosen to serve.
Professional organization: Oregon Estheticians for Fair Licensing
Small business owner
Person of color: Filipino, Hispanic, Russian, Chinese
Person of color: Black, Latinx, Asian
Professional Organization: People's Food C-op
Consumer of services
Educator: esthetics, nail technology massage
Professional organization: Esthetics Council
Person of color – Pacific Islander
Rural community – Linn County
Health care professional
Rural community – Hood River County Health care professional
The Joint RAC met on January 30, 2023, and was provided draft definitions for esthetic device and advanced esthetics device. Members discussed their experience with certain devices, including duration of use, on-the-job training, and professional education. No recommendations were made at this meeting.
Thank you for your patience as the Boards work collaboratively to create rules enacting HB 2970. For information on the rulemaking process, please check the HLO website for updates or contact Samie Patnode at (503) 373-1917 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply to be a Board Member
Oregon Revised Statutes and Oregon Administrative Rules
Limited Waiver on Enforcement Outreach - April 10, 2020
Limited Waiver and Ongoing Legislation Outreach - January 7, 2021
HB 2970 Outreach - September 24, 2021
HB 2970 Rulemaking Update - July 12, 2022
Joint RAC Meeting Materials - January 30, 2023
Video recording of the January 30, 2023, Joint RAC - Part 1
Video recording of the January 30, 2023, Joint RAC - Part 2
Video recording of the January 30, 2023, Joint RAC - Part 3
Cancellation of the Joint Rules Advisory Committee - February 27, 2023
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