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HB 2970 Esthetics and Advanced Esthetics Rulemaking Update

​2021 Rules Advisory Committees Summaries​​

In 2021, the Health Licensing Office (HLO) convened a Joint Esthetic and Advanced Esthetic Rules Advisory Committee (Joint RAC) to recommend rule changes to the Board of Cosmetology's and the Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians' rules. The rule changes are necessitated by HB 2970 (2021), which impacted the scope of practice for estheticians and advanced estheticians. HB 2970 also charged both boards to work collaboratively to define the term “device" within both the esthetics and advanced esthetics professions.

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Practitioner information

The following regulated profession is overseen by the Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians. Learn more about applying for a license, associated fees, laws, rules and more by following the link below:

About the board

On July 20, 2015, Gov. Kate Brown signed House Bill 2642. This bill created a Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians (Board) within the Health Licensing Office (HLO) to oversee the safe practice of advanced nonablative esthetics and to ensure that individuals who are practicing advanced nonablative esthetics are qualified to perform services on the public. Licensing in advanced esthetics began July 1, 2016.

The law requires that the Governor's Office appoint all nine members of the new board. HLO will work with the Governor's Office to obtain interest forms for board membership. Membership is made up of the following:

  • Five estheticians certified through the Board of Cosmetology with at least three years' experience practicing advanced nonablative esthetic procedures. (Once certification of advanced estheticians is in effect and when deemed appropriate by the Governor's Office, five certified advanced estheticians will be appointed.)
  • Two physicians or physician assistants licensed under ORS 677 or nurse practitioners licensed under ORS 678.375 to 678.390.
  • Two public members who are residents of Oregon
  • In addition, the section manager of the Radiation Protection Services section of the Oregon Health Authority, or the manager's designee, will serve as a nonvoting ex officio member.

Board members

Christy Knapp

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 12/31/2021


Christy has been a salon owner and actively working in the industry since 1990. She purchased her first laser in 2008, and has a passion for non-invasive esthetics. She received her certification through the Laser Training Institute and has extensively increased her knowledge through private training with many of the industries leading medical professionals. Christy currently owns and operates Tres Chic, a full service salon and spa in Lake Oswego.
 
Rebecca Covey

Rebecca Covey

Term: 2nd Full
Term end: 12/31/2024
Bend


​Bio to come

Kimberly Canaday

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 6/30/2025
Sisters


​Kimberly is a board-certified adult nurse practitioner graduating with honors in 2009 from the University of California San Francisco with a Masters of Science degree. She has been a bachelor-prepared registered nurse since 2000. Prior to aesthetics, she had more than 12 years of experience in cardiology and 5 years in medical weight loss. She is certified in administering neuro-modulators, fillers, platelet-rich plasma, lasers, and other skin and body rejuvenation treatments. Kimberly has been practicing Medical Esthetics full-time for over 5 years.

In her spare time you will find her enjoying family, friends, and a good work out followed by good food and wine. Kimberly has a love for animals, especially her yellow lab. She is passionate about health promotion, wellness and prevention. Her goal is to help clients maintain and restore their natural beauty and confidence.

Yvonne Duan

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 12/31/2025


​Bio to come.

Hannah Scamehorn

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 6/8/2026
Lake Oswego


Bio to come...

Jamie O'Neill

Term: 1st Partial
Term end: 4/24/2023
Milwaukie


Jamie O'Neill is a licensed advanced esthetician and is certified on several different types of lasers. Jamie has been offering her highly skilled laser services, skin resurfacing, and body contouring for over 13 years in the Portland Metro area. She is also a board certified holistic health and nutrition practitioner and makeup artist.

David Howe (Advisory Member)

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 1/1/0001


David Howe, the Program Director of the Radiation Protection Services (RPS) section of the Oregon Health Authority, or his designee, serves as a non-voting ex officio member.”

The Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians currently has an opening for a Practitioner. To apply, fill out the Application form.

The Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians currently has an opening for a Public Member. To apply, fill out the Application form.

The Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians currently has an opening for a Public Member. To apply, fill out the Application form.

Board Recruitment

Are you interested in serving as a volunteer citizen board member? HLO-regulated boards seek new members as current board member terms expire.

Overview of HLO-regulated professions and boards
Current vacancies and how to apply

For board recruitment questions or the appointment process, contact the Oregon Governor's Office of Executive Appointments at 503-378-6829.