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Seeking RAC Members for Electrology, Body Piercing and Tattoo Professions

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

​The Board of Electrologists and Body Art Practitioners (Board) is currently seeking interested parties to serve as experts on a Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) for the electrology, body piercing and tattoo professions in Oregon. Topics under review include, but are not limited to:

  • Adopt specific curriculum requirements to include edition date for all fields of practice.
  • Body piercing including specialty piercing training program requirements.
  • Body piercing including specialty piercing licensing and examination requirements.
  • Continuing education clarification for all fields of practice.
  • Electrology licensing and examination requirements (written and practical).
  • Update and streamline safety and infection control requirements for all fields of practice.

Generally, RAC's are held in person at the Health Licensing Office (HLO), however; with the pandemic and state office buildings closed to the public, the HLO will be holding all meetings virtually. In order to manage virtual meetings, the HLO is limiting the RAC membership to five members per field of practice.

  • Three licensees from each field of practice;
  • One health care practitioner or supervisor/teacher from a field of practice; and
  • One public member.

RAC's provide an opportunity for external experts, individuals, entities and advocates to provide input and recommendations to the Board and the Health Licensing Office (HLO) during the rulemaking process. If you are interested in serving on the RAC, please complete the Interest Form and submit to Samie Patnode at All interest forms must be received by January 25, 2021, at 2 p.m.

Participation by all committee members is an important part of the rulemaking process. Before applying please be sure you can attend the February 10, 2021, meeting for body piercing and the March 10, 2021, meeting for electrology and tattooing.


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