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Seeking Members for the Board of Cosmetology Rules Advisory Committee

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

​The Health Licensing Office (HLO) and the Board of Cometology are currently seeking interested parties to serve as experts on a Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) for all cosmetology fields of practice (barbering, hair design, esthetics, nail technology and natural hair care). All administrative rules will be reviewed for accuracy and applicability to the cosmetology profession (five-year rule review). Topics under review include, but are not limited to, facility standards, esthetics scope of practice, safety and infection control.

RACs are generally made up of 10 to 12 members depending on the interest received. When considering individuals to serve on a RAC, several factors influence the decision including geographic location, diversity and expertise in the industry. The positions the RAC is seeking to fill consist of at least the following:

  • One (1) certified advanced esthetitian
  • Five (5) practitioners specializing in each field of practice
  • One (1) medical professional (registered nurse, physician)
  • Two (2) small business owners or operators
  • One (1) basic esthetics educator

RACs provide an opportunity for external experts, individuals, entities and advocates to provide input and recommendations to the Board and the HLO during the rulemaking process. If you are interested in serving the RAC, please complete the RAC Interest Form or contact Samie Patnode or Maria Gutierrez for further information or the need for special accomodations to serve.

Meeting dates for the RAC have not yet been scheduled. Prompt notice will be given when meeting dates have been determined.


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