Oregon H.B. 2642 May Require Estheticians to be Certified to Practice Nonablative Esthetic Procedure

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Friday, April 3, 2015

From Professional Beauty Association's Advocacy site
The current version of a Special Request law in Oregon (3/30/2015) prohibits an esthetician from practicing advanced nonablative esthetics procedures unless the esthetician is certified by the Board of Certified Laser Estheticians.

Stipulates that the Health Licensing Office shall issue a certificate to practice advanced nonablative esthetics procedures to an applicant who: (1) is at least 18 years of age;  (2) is an esthetician in good standing with the Board of Cosmetology; (3) successfully completes: (a) an advanced nonablative esthetics education program or training program or an advanced nonablative esthetics program that combines education and training that is approved by the Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians or (b) a nationally recognized program that is approved by the Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians and through which individuals are certified to use lasers or other devices for purposes related to practicing advanced nonablative esthetics procedures; (4) passes an examination adopted by the Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians and (5) pays the applicable fees.

Defines “advanced nonablative esthetics procedure” as a procedure that uses a laser or other device registered with the United States Food and Drug Administration for nonablative procedures performed on the skin or hair, including , but not limited to, procedures performed in conjunction with one of the following modalities: (1) skin rejuvenation; (2) photo rejuvenation; (3) body contouring; (4) dyschoromia reduction; (5) cellulite reduction; (6) hair removal or reduction and (7) nonablative tattoo removal.