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OREGON HEALTH LICENSING AGENCY

 

DIVISION 910

ELECTROLOGY

331-910-0000

Definitions

The following definitions apply to OAR chapter 331, division 910:

(1) "Affidavit of Licensure" has the meaning set forth in OAR 331-030-0040.

(2) "Agency" means the Oregon Health Licensing Agency.

(3) “Direct supervision” means the supervisor or instructor is present in the facility and actively involved in direct oversight and training of students.

(4) “EPA” means United States Environmental Protection Agency.

(5) “FDA” means Food and Drug Administration.

(6) “Field of practice” has the definition set forth in ORS 690.350.

(7) "High-level disinfectant" means a chemical agent, registered with the EPA, which has demonstrated tuberculocidal activity.

(8) "Instruments" means equipment used during electrology services. Types of instruments include but are not limited to needles (filaments) and tweezers.

(9) "Sharps container" means a puncture-resistant, leak-proof container that can be closed for handling, storage, transportation, and disposal. The container must be labeled with the "Biohazard" symbol.

(10) “Official transcript” means:

(a) An original document authorized by the appropriate office in the Oregon Department of Education and certified by a career school licensed under ORS 345 indicating applicant identity information, field of practice(s) enrolled under, specific hour requirements for each field of practice if applicable, enrollment information and a signature by an authorized representative on file with the Agency. Original documents must be submitted directly to the Agency from the educational institution by United States Postal Service mail or other recognized mail service providers in a sealed envelope; or

(b) A document authorized by the appropriate office in the Oregon Department of Education and certified by career school licensed under ORS 345 indicating applicant identity information, field of practice(s) enrolled under, specific hour requirements for each field of practice if applicable, enrollment information and a signature by an authorized representative on file with the Agency. Non-original documents shall only be accepted when, and in the manner, approved by the Agency

(11) “Practitioner” means a person licensed to perform services included within a field of practice.

Stat. Auth: ORS 345, 676.607, 676.615, 676.625, 690.365, 690.370, 690.385, 690.390, 690, 405, 690.407, 690.410 & 690.415
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.607, 676.608, 676.612, 676.615, 676.625, 690.350, 690.360, 690.365, 690.370, 690.380, 390.385, 690.390, 690.405, 690.407, 690.410, 690.415 & 2011 OL Ch. 346 § 22 & 35
Hist.: HLA 16-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; HLA 10-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-12

331-910-0005

Approved Course of Study for Electrology

To be approved by the agency, a course of study must include, at least 600 hours of training instruction. The course must include at least 235 hours of theory and at least 365 hours of practical experience in the following areas:

(1) Oregon Laws and rules: 15 hours of training in theory.

(2) Bacteriology: 20 hours of training in theory.

(3) Infection control, safety and sterilization: 20 hours of training in theory and 15 hours of practical training.

(4) Anatomy and physiology: 20 hours of training in theory.

(5) Endocrinology: 20 hours of training in theory.

(6) Structure, dynamics and diseases of skin and hair: 30 hours of training in theory.

(7) Circulatory and nervous system: 20 hours of training in theory.

(8) Electricity: 15 hours of training in theory.

(9) Electrolysis (galvanic): 20 hours of training in theory and 115 hours of practical training.

(10) Thermolysis: 20 hours of training in theory and 115 hours of practical training.

(11) Combinations of electrolysis and thermolysis (blend): 20 hours of training in theory and 110 hours of practical training.

(12) Draping and positioning: 5 hours of training in theory and 5 hours of practical training.

(13) Professional ethics and business practices: 10 hours of training in theory and 5 hours of practical training.

(14) As part of the approved course of study, all hours of theory must be completed prior to practical work being performed on the general public.

(15) Training must be conducted by an Oregon licensed electrologist registered as a teacher by the Department of Education, Private Career Schools.

(16) A registered teacher must provide direct supervision of practical training on a one-to-one student/teacher ratio for students performing practical training while the student is working on the general public.

(17) For the purpose of this rule direct supervision means the teacher is present and actively involved in direct oversight and training of students.

Stat. Auth: ORS 345, 676.607, 676.615, 676.625, 690.365, 690.370, 690.385, 690.390, 690, 405, 690.407, 690.410 & 690.415
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.607, 676.608, 676.612, 676.615, 676.625, 690.350, 690.360, 690.365, 690.370, 690.380, 390.385, 690.390, 690.405, 690.407, 690.410, 690.415 & 2011 OL Ch. 346 § 22 & 35
Hist.: HLA 16-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; HLA 15-2013, f. 12-30-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

331-910-0010

Electrology Temporary License

(1) An electrology temporary license pursuant to ORS 690.365 is a temporary license to perform electrology services on a limited basis, not to exceed 15 consecutive calendar days. An electrology temporary license holder;

(a) May renew the license up to four times in a 12 month period from the date the Agency receives the initial application. License renewals can be done consecutively with no lapse in active license dates;

(b) Must submit all requests to revive a license on a form prescribed by the Agency and received 15 days before electrology services are provided unless otherwise approved by the Agency;

(c) Must submit notification of a change in work location at least 24 hours before services are performed on a form prescribed by the Agency; and

(d) Must work in a licensed facility.

(2) An electrology temporary license holder must adhere to standards within OAR 331-910-0065, 331-910-0070, 331-910-0075, 331-910-0080, 331-910-0085 and all applicable rules listed in OAR 331 division 925.

Stat. Auth: ORS 345, 676.607, 676.615, 676.625, 690.365, 690.370, 690.385, 690.390, 690, 405, 690.407, 690.410 & 690.415
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.607, 676.608, 676.612, 676.615, 676.625, 690.350, 690.360, 690.365, 690.370, 690.380, 390.385, 690.390, 690.405, 690.407, 690.410, 690.415 & 2011 OL Ch. 346 § 22 & 35
Hist.: HLA 16-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; HLA 2-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-1-12 thru 6-25-12; HLA 10-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-12; HLA 15-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-15-12 thru 4-12-13; HLA 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 1-16-13; HLA 15-2013, f. 12-30-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

331-910-0015

Application Requirements for Electrology Temporary License

An individual applying for a Electrology Temporary License must:

(1) Meet the requirements of OAR 331 division 30;

(2) Submit a completed application form prescribed by the Agency, which must contain the information listed in OAR 331-030-0000 and be accompanied by payment of the required application fees and must be received at least 15 days before electrology services are provided to clients;

(3) Submit proof of being 18 years of age. Documentation may include identification listed under OAR 331-030-0000;

(4) Submit proof of having a high school diploma or equivalent;

(5) Submit proof of current training in blood-borne pathogens; and

(6) Attest to six months of training or experience, within the last two years, performing electrology on a form prescribed by the Agency; or

(7) Submit affidavit of licensure pursuant to OAR 331-030-0040.

(8) For the purpose of this rule training or experience includes attendance or participation at an instructional program presented, recognized, or under the sponsorship of any permanently organized institution, agency, or professional organization or association recognized by the Agency.

Stat. Auth: ORS 345, 676.607, 676.615, 676.625, 690.365, 690.370, 690.385, 690.390, 690, 405, 690.407, 690.410 & 690.415
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.607, 676.608, 676.612, 676.615, 676.625, 690.350, 690.360, 690.365, 690.370, 690.380, 390.385, 690.390, 690.405, 690.407, 690.410, 690.415 & 2011 OL Ch. 346 § 22 & 35
Hist.: HLA 16-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; HLA 2-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-1-12 thru 6-25-12; HLA 10-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-12

331-910-0020

Electrology License

(1) An electrologist, licensed under ORS 690.365, may perform electrology services.

(2) An electrologist license is good for one year and becomes inactive on the last day of the month one year from the date of issuance.

(3) An electrology license holder must adhere to standards within OAR 331-910-0065, 331-910-0070, 331-910-0075, 331-910-0080, 331-910-0085 and all applicable rules listed in OAR 331 Division 925.

Stat. Auth: ORS 345, 676.607, 676.615, 676.625, 690.365, 690.370, 690.385, 690.390, 690, 405, 690.407, 690.410 & 690.415
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.607, 676.608, 676.612, 676.615, 676.625, 690.350, 690.360, 690.365, 690.370, 690.380, 390.385, 690.390, 690.405, 690.407, 690.410, 690.415 & 2011 OL Ch. 346 § 22 & 35
Hist.: HLA 16-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; HLA 2-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-1-12 thru 6-25-12; HLA 10-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-12; HLA 10-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-12

331-910-0025

Application Requirements for Electrology License

(1) An individual applying for licensure to practice electrology must:

(a) Meet the requirements of OAR 331 division 30;

(b) Submit a completed application form prescribed by the agency, which must contain the information listed in OAR 331-030-0000 and be accompanied by payment of the required application fees;

(c) Submit documentation showing proof of being 18 years of age documentation which may include identification listed under OAR 331-030-0000;

(d) Submit proof of having a high school diploma or equivalent; and

(e) Provide documentation of completing a qualifying pathway.

(2) License Pathway 1 – Graduate from a Oregon Licensed Career School for Electrology must:

(a) Submit official transcript from a licensed electrology school under ORS 345 showing proof of completion of required electrology curriculum as determined by the agency under OAR 331-910-0005;

(b) Pay examination fees;

(c) Submit passing score of an Agency approved written examination in accordance with OAR 331-910-0030(1)(a) within two years from the date of application;

(d) Submit passing score of an Agency approved practical examination in accordance with OAR 331-910-0030(1)(b) within two years from the date of application; and

(e) Upon passage of all required examinations and before issuance of license, applicant must pay all license fees.

(f) An applicant is not required to provide proof of official transcripts in a field of practice if the applicant was previously licensed as an electrologist in Oregon.

(3) License Pathway 2 – Individual Qualifying for Licensure Through Reciprocity must:

(a) Submit an affidavit of licensure pursuant to OAR 331-030-0040 demonstrating proof of holding a current electrology license, which is active with no current or pending disciplinary. The licensing requirements must be substantially equivalent to Oregon licensing requirements pursuant to ORS 690.365 or if not substantially equivalent the applicant must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Agency that the applicant has been employed or working as an electrologist full time for three of the last five years;

(b) Pay examination fees;

(c) Submit passing score of an Agency approved written examination in accordance with OAR 331-910-0030(1)(a) within two years from the date of application;

(d) Submit passing score of an Agency approved practical examination in accordance with OAR 331-910-0030(1)(b) within two years from the date of application; and

(e) Upon passage of all required examinations and before issuance of license, applicant must pay all license fees.

Stat. Auth: ORS 345, 676.607, 676.615, 676.625, 690.365, 690.370, 690.385, 690.390, 690, 405, 690.407, 690.410 & 690.415
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.607, 676.608, 676.612, 676.615, 676.625, 690.350, 690.360, 690.365, 690.370, 690.380, 390.385, 690.390, 690.405, 690.407, 690.410, 690.415 & 2011 OL Ch. 346 § 22 & 35
Hist.: HLA 16-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; HLA 2-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-1-12 thru 6-25-12; HLA 10-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-12; HLA 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 1-16-13

331-910-0030

Approved Examination for Electrology

The Agency has selected the following examinations for electrology:

(1) Written examination for electrology; and

(2) Oregon electrology practical examination.

Stat. Auth: ORS 345, 676.607, 676.615, 676.625, 690.365, 690.370, 690.385, 690.390, 690, 405, 690.407, 690.410 & 690.415
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.607, 676.608, 676.612, 676.615, 676.625, 690.350, 690.360, 690.365, 690.370, 690.380, 390.385, 690.390, 690.405, 690.407, 690.410, 690.415 & 2011 OL Ch. 346 § 22 & 35
Hist.: HLA 16-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

331-910-0035

General Examination Information

(1) To be eligible for examination, an applicant must meet identification requirements listed under OAR 331-030-0000.

(2) The examination is administered in English only, unless an Agency approved testing contractor or vendor provides the examination in languages other than English.

(3) Examination candidates may be electronically monitored during the course of testing.

(4) Examination candidates must adhere to the maximum time allowance for each section of the examination, as established by the Agency.

(5) Notes, note taking, textbooks, notebooks, electronic equipment and communication devices, such as personal computers, pagers and cellular telephones or any other devices deemed inappropriate by the agency, are prohibited in the examination area.

(6) Taking notes, textbooks or notebooks into the written examination area is prohibited.

(7) Electronic equipment and communication devices, such as personal computers, pagers and cellular telephones or any other devices deemed inappropriate by the agency, are prohibited in the written examination area.

(8) Candidate conduct that interferes with the examination may result in the candidate’s disqualification during or after the examination, the candidate’s examination being deemed invalid, and forfeiture of the candidate’s examination fees. Such conduct includes but is not limited to:

(a) Directly or indirectly giving, receiving, soliciting, and attempting to give, receive or solicit aid during the examination process;

(b) Violations of subsections (5), (6), or (7) of this rule;

(c) Removing or attempting to remove any examination-related information, notes or materials from the examination site;

(d) Failing to follow directions relative to the conduct of the examination; and

(e) Exhibiting behavior that impedes the normal progress of the examination.

(9) If the candidate is disqualified from taking the examination or the candidate’s examination is deemed invalid for reasons under subsection (8) of this rule, the candidate may be required to reapply, submit additional examination fees, and request in writing to schedule a new examination date, before being considered for another examination opportunity.

Stat. Auth: ORS 345, 676.607, 676.615, 676.625, 690.365, 690.370, 690.385, 690.390, 690, 405, 690.407, 690.410 & 690.415
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.607, 676.608, 676.612, 676.615, 676.625, 690.350, 690.360, 690.365, 690.370, 690.380, 390.385, 690.390, 690.405, 690.407, 690.410, 690.415 & 2011 OL Ch. 346 § 22 & 35
Hist.: HLA 16-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; HLA 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 1-16-13

331-910-0040

Written Examination Retake Requirements

(1) Failed sections of a written or examination may be retaken as follows:

(a) After first failed attempt — applicant may not retake for seven calendar days;

(b) After second failed attempt — applicant may not retake for seven calendar days;

(c) After third failed attempt — applicant may not retake for 30 calendar days, must pay all additional fees and must submit an official transcript certifying completion of an additional 100 hours of instruction in theory, focused on the approved curriculum outlined in OAR 331-910-0005 from a career school licensed under ORS 345 on a form prescribed by the Agency;

(d) After fourth failed attempt — applicant may not retake for seven calendar days;

(e) After fifth failed attempt — applicant may not retake for seven calendar days;

(f) After sixth failed attempt — applicant may not retake for 30 calendar days, must pay all additional fees and must submit an official transcript certifying completion of an additional 100 hours of instruction in theory, focused on the approved curriculum outlined in OAR 331-910-0005 from a career school licensed under ORS 345 on a form prescribed by the agency;

(g) After seventh failed attempt — ability to retake, requirements for retake, or both will be determined by the Agency on a case-by-case basis.

(2) Applicants retaking the examination must meet the requirements under OAR 331-030-0000.

Stat. Auth: ORS 345, 676.607, 676.615, 676.625, 690.365, 690.370, 690.385, 690.390, 690, 405, 690.407, 690.410 & 690.415
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.607, 676.608, 676.612, 676.615, 676.625, 690.350, 690.360, 690.365, 690.370, 690.380, 390.385, 690.390, 690.405, 690.407, 690.410, 690.415 & 2011 OL Ch. 346 § 22 & 35
Hist.: HLA 16-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; HLA 2-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-1-12 thru 6-25-12; HLA 10-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-12

331-910-0045

Practical Examination Retake Requirements

(1) Failed practical examinations may be retaken at a date and time determined by the Agency. Applicants retaking a failed practical must notify the Agency within 30 days before the next scheduled examination date and pay all examination fees.

(2) Applicants who fail to pass the practical examination for electrology after three attempts (initial examination plus two retakes):

(a) Must wait 30 calendar days to retake the practical examination;

(b) Must pay all additional fees;

(c) Must submit an official transcript certifying completion of an additional 100 hours of instruction in theory, focused on the approved curriculum outlined in OAR 331-910-0005 from a career school licensed under ORS 345 on a form prescribed by the agency;

(3) After third failed attempt — ability to retake, requirements for retake, or both will be determined by the Agency on a case-by-case basis.

Stat. Auth: ORS 345, 676.607, 676.615, 676.625, 690.365, 690.370, 690.385, 690.390, 690, 405, 690.407, 690.410 & 690.415
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.607, 676.608, 676.612, 676.615, 676.625, 690.350, 690.360, 690.365, 690.370, 690.380, 390.385, 690.390, 690.405, 690.407, 690.410, 690.415 & 2011 OL Ch. 346 § 22 & 35
Hist.: HLA 16-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; HLA 2-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-1-12 thru 6-25-12; HLA 10-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-12

331-910-0050

Renewal of Electrology License

(1) A licensee is subject to the provisions of OAR chapter 331, division 30 regarding the renewal of a license and provisions regarding authorization to practice, identification, and requirements for issuance of a duplicate license.

(2) Electrology renewal under this rule is valid for one year.

(3) LICENSE RENEWAL: To avoid delinquency penalties, an electrology license renewal must be made prior to the license entering inactive status. The licensee must submit the following:

(a) Renewal application form;

(b) Payment of required renewal fee pursuant to 331-940-0000; and

(c) Attestation of having obtained required annual continuing education under OAR 331-910-0055, on a form prescribed by the agency. Continuing education is required whether the license is current or inactive;

(4) INACTIVE LICENSE RENEWAL: An electrology license may be inactive for up to three years. A licensee who is inactive is not authorized to practice. When renewing after entering inactive status, the license holder must submit the following:

(a) Renewal application form;

(b) Payment of delinquency and license fees pursuant to OAR 331-940-0000; and

(c) Attestation of having obtained required annual continuing education under OAR 331-910-0055, on a form prescribed by the agency. Continuing education is required whether the license is current or inactive;

(5) EXPIRED LICENSE: An electrology license that has been inactive for more than three years is expired and the license holder must reapply and meet the requirements listed in OAR 331-910-0025.

Stat. Auth: ORS 345, 676.607, 676.615, 676.625, 690.365, 690.370, 690.385, 690.390, 690, 405, 690.407, 690.410 & 690.415
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.607, 676.608, 676.612, 676.615, 676.625, 690.350, 690.360, 690.365, 690.370, 690.380, 390.385, 690.390, 690.405, 690.407, 690.410, 690.415 & 2011 OL Ch. 346 § 22 & 35
Hist.: HLA 16-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; HLA 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 1-16-13

331-910-0055

Continuing Education for Electrology License

(1) To maintain licensure, a licensed electrologist must complete a minimum of eight hours of satisfactory continuing education every year.

(2) A licensee must document compliance with the continuing education requirement through attestation on the license renewal application. Licensees will be subject to the provisions of OAR 331-910-0060 pertaining to periodic audit of continuing education.

(3) Satisfactory continuing education must be obtained as follows:

(a) Four hours must be obtained by participation in or attendance at a course provided by:

(A) Institutions or programs accredited by a federally recognized accrediting agency;

(B) Institutions or programs approved by an agency within the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission;

(C) An organization offering continuing medical education opportunities, including Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education;

(D) Any additional board approved professional organization, or association, hospital, or health care clinic offering continuing education related to subject matter listed in (4) of this rule.

(b) Four hours may be self-study, where subject matter meets the requirements under subsection (4) of this rule, which may include the following:

(A) Correspondence courses including online courses through completion and certification by an approved national home study organization;

(B) Review of publications, textbooks, printed material, or audio cassette(s);

(C) Viewing of films, videos, or slides;

(4) The subject matter of the continuing education must be specifically related to electrology and as outlined in the approved course of study under OAR 331-910-0005 (1) through (13). Continuing education may include the laws and rules regulating licensed electrologists, infection control and sterilization, and professional ethics and business practices.

(5) In order to renew, continuing education requirements must be met every year, even if the license is inactive or suspended.

(6) Obtaining and maintaining proof of participation in required continuing education is the responsibility of the licensee. The licensee must ensure that adequate proof of attainment of required continuing education is available for audit or investigation or when otherwise requested by the agency. Adequate proof of participation is listed under OAR 331-910-0060(3).

(7) Documentation of participation in continuing education requirements must be maintained for a period of five years following renewal, and must be available to the agency upon request.

(8) A licensee may carry up to 8 hours of excess continuing education hours forward to the next renewal cycle.

(9) For the purpose of this rule continuing education hours mean actual academic, classroom, or course work time, including but not limited to workshops, symposiums, or seminars. Continuing education hours do not include travel time to or from the training site, registration or check-in periods, breaks or lunch periods.

Stat. Auth: ORS 345, 676.607, 676.615, 676.625, 690.365, 690.370, 690.385, 690.390, 690, 405, 690.407, 690.410 & 690.415
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.607, 676.608, 676.612, 676.615, 676.625, 690.350, 690.360, 690.365, 690.370, 690.380, 390.385, 690.390, 690.405, 690.407, 690.410, 690.415 & 2011 OL Ch. 346 § 22 & 35
Hist.: HLA 16-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; HLA 2-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-1-12 thru 6-25-12; HLA 10-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-12; HLA 15-2013, f. 12-30-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

331-910-0060

Continuing Education: Audit, Required Documentation and Sanctions

(1) The Oregon Health Licensing Agency will audit a select percentage of licenses to verify compliance with continuing education requirements.

(2) Licensees notified of selection for audit of continuing education attestation must submit to the Agency, within 30 calendar days from the date of the issuance of the notification, satisfactory evidence of participation in required continuing education in accordance with OAR 331-910-0055.

(3) Evidence of successful completion of the required continuing education must include the following:

(a) Name of continuing education sponsor/provider;

(b) Course agenda — including the date of the training and breakdown of hours for each agenda item, lunch and breaks;

(c) Course outline — including a detailed summary of each topic discussed and the learning objective or training goal of each agenda item; The content of the course must have a direct relationship between the course training and subject matter related to electrology as set forth in OAR 331-910-0055(4);

(d) Background resume of speakers or instructors; and

(e) Documentation of attendance or successful course completion. Examples include a certificate, transcript, sponsor statement or affidavit attesting to attendance, diploma.

(4) Documentation substantiating completion of continuing education through self-study, must show a direct relation to electrology as set forth in OAR 331-910-0055(4), be submitted on forms provided by the agency and include the following:

(a) Name of sponsor or source, type of study, description of content, date of completion and duration in clock hours;

(b) Name of approved correspondence courses or national home study issues;

(c) Name of publications, textbooks, printed material or audio-recorded material, including date of publication, publisher, and ISBN Identifier; and

(d) Name of films, videos, or slides, including date of production, name of sponsor or producer and catalog number.

(5) If documentation of continuing education is invalid or incomplete, the licensee has 30 calendar days from the date of the deficiency notice to correct the deficiency and submit further documentation of completion of the required continuing education.

(6) Misrepresentations of continuing education or failure to complete continuing education requirements may result in disciplinary action, which may include, but is not limited to assessment of a civil penalty and suspension or revocation of the license.

Stat. Auth: ORS 345, 676.607, 676.615, 676.625, 690.365, 690.370, 690.385, 690.390, 690, 405, 690.407, 690.410 & 690.415
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.607, 676.608, 676.612, 676.615, 676.625, 690.350, 690.360, 690.365, 690.370, 690.380, 390.385, 690.390, 690.405, 690.407, 690.410, 690.415 & 2011 OL Ch. 346 § 22 & 35
Hist.: HLA 16-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; HLA 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 1-16-13; HLA 15-2013, f. 12-30-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

331-910-0065

Electrology Practice Standards and Prohibitions

(1) Electrologists are prohibited from performing services on treatment areas with high propensity towards bacterial colonization, such as nostrils and ear canals.

(2) Electrologists must first obtain written authorization from a physician licensed under ORS 677 when any of the following exists:

(a) Request for hair removal from moles;

(b) Removal of eyelashes; or

(c) The client has a pacemaker, implantable neuromodulators or other implantable electronic devices;

(4) An electrologist may use towels and linens when providing electrology services. When using towels and linens the following standards must be met:

(a) Clean linens must be used for each client;

(b) Use of a common towel is prohibited;

(c) Clean towels and linens must be enclosed in a clean storage area or in a closed container until needed;

(d) Used linens must be disposed of or stored in a closed or covered container until laundered; and

(e) Used linens must be laundered either by a regular commercial laundering or by a noncommercial laundering process which includes use of commercial laundry detergent manufactured for the specific purpose of cleaning clothes, linens or other washable fabric, and immersion in hot water during the wash cycle.

Stat. Auth: ORS 345, 676.607, 676.615, 676.625, 690.365, 690.370, 690.385, 690.390, 690, 405, 690.407, 690.410 & 690.415
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.607, 676.608, 676.612, 676.615, 676.625, 690.350, 690.360, 690.365, 690.370, 690.380, 390.385, 690.390, 690.405, 690.407, 690.410, 690.415 & 2011 OL Ch. 346 § 22 & 35
Hist.: HLA 16-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; HLA 2-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-1-12 thru 6-25-12; HLA 10-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-12

331-910-0070

Standards for Client Services for Electrology

(1) An electrologist must observe and adhere to the following hand washing and disposable glove standards when servicing clients:

(a) HAND WASHING: Hands must be washed or treated with an antibacterial hand sanitizer before and after treatment of each client, and before putting on disposable gloves and immediately after disposable gloves are removed; and

(b) Hand washing must include thoroughly washing the hands in warm, running water with liquid soap using friction on all surfaces of the hands and wrists, then rinsing hands and drying hands with a clean, disposable paper towel, or by using an antibacterial hand sanitizer by using friction on all surfaces of the hands and wrists. Use of bar soap is prohibited.

(2) An electrologist must observe and adhere to the following protective disposable glove standards when servicing clients:

(a) PROTECTIVE DISPOSABLE GLOVES: A new pair of disposable gloves must be worn during the treatment of each client;

(b) Hands must be washed in accordance with hand washing instructions listed in Subsection (1) of this rule before putting on disposable gloves and immediately after disposable gloves are removed;

(c) When a treatment session is interrupted disposable gloves must be removed and discarded. A new pair of disposable gloves must be put on when returning to the electrology service area;

(d) When a licensee leaves the electrology procedure area in the middle of an electrology procedure, gloves must be removed before leaving the procedure area, hand washing instructions listed in Subsection (1) of this rule must be followed and a new pair of gloves put on when returning to the procedure area;

(e) Disposable gloves must be removed before leaving the area where electrology services are performed;.

(f) Torn or perforated gloves must be removed immediately, and hand washing instructions listed in Subsection (1) of this rule must be followed and gloves changed following hand washing; and

(g) The use of disposable gloves does not preclude or substitute for hand washing instructions listed in subsection (1) of this rule.

(3) Disposable gloves must be worn during pre-cleaning, cleaning, rinsing, sterilizing and drying of equipment and instruments and disinfecting of surfaces;

(4) A client’s skin must be thoroughly cleaned with an astringent. If flammable the astringent should be allowed to dry.

(5) A licensee is prohibited from wearing jewelry under gloves.

Stat. Auth: ORS 676.607 & 676.615
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.606, 676.607, 690.350, 690.365, 690.390 & 690.405
Hist.: HLA 2-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-1-12 thru 6-25-12; HLA 10-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-12; HLA 15-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-15-12 thru 4-12-13; HLA 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 1-16-13

331-910-0075

Sterilization Standards for Electrology

(1) Needles (filaments) must be single use, used on one client, then properly disposed of in an approved sharps container defined under OAR 331-910-0000.

(2) All non-sterilized instruments or reusable instruments that come in direct contact with a client's skin or are exposed to blood or bodily fluid must be cleaned, disinfected and sterilized before use on a client or re-use on another client.

(3) New gloves must be worn during any sterilization procedure.

(4) The cleaning, disinfection and sterilization process listed in Subsection (5) of this rule is not required if single-use prepackaged sterilized instruments, obtained from suppliers or manufacturers are used.

(5) Approved cleaning, disinfection and sterilization process for non-sterilized instruments or reusable instruments includes the following ordered method after each use:

(a) Clean non-sterilized instruments or reusable instruments by manually brushing or swabbing visible foreign matter and rinsing the instruments with warm water and an appropriate detergent solution to remove blood and bodily fluids;

(b) Disinfect non-sterilized instruments or reusable instruments by immersing instruments in a high level disinfectant. Instruments must be fully submerged to ensure contact with all surfaces for an amount of time specified in the manufacturer’s instructions. If the electrologist is using an autoclave listed in subsection (e) of this rule the electrologist is not required to immerse instruments in a high level disinfectant.

(c) Clean and disinfected non-sterilized instruments or reusable instruments must be rinsed and placed in an ultrasonic unit that operates at 40 to 60 hertz which is filled with an appropriate ultrasonic solution including but not limited to an enzymatic cleaner, or rinsed, patted dry and submerged and soaked in a protein dissolving detergent or enzyme cleaner, followed by a thorough rinse. The ultrasonic cleaner must remain covered when in use;

(d) Remove non-sterilized instruments or reusable instruments from the ultrasonic unit or protein dissolving detergent or enzyme cleaner. All instruments must be rinsed, air dried, and individually packaged in sterilization pouches that include use of a chemical indicator strip to assure sufficient temperature during each sterilization cycle. The date the sterilization was performed must be applied to the sterilization pouch;

(e) Individually packaged non-sterilized instruments or reusable instruments must be sterilized by using autoclave sterilizer (steam or chemical), or dry heat sterilizer registered and listed with the FDA;

(f) After sterilization, the sterilized instruments must be stored in a dry, disinfected, closed cabinet or other tightly-covered container reserved for the storage of such instruments.

(6) Use of a biological monitoring system (“spore tests”) must be done at least once a month, verified through an independent laboratory, to assure all microorganisms have been destroyed and sterilization achieved.

(7) All sterilization pouches listed in Subsection (5)(d) of this rule must contain a color indicator strip which measures temperature control and general functioning of the equipment.

(8) The ultrasonic unit listed in subsection (5)(c) of this rule must be used, cleaned, and maintained in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and a copy of the manufacturer’s recommended procedures for the operation of the ultrasonic unit must be kept on file at the body art facility.

(9) The autoclave sterilizer (steam or chemical), or dry heat sterilizer listed in Subsection (5)(e) of this rule must be used, cleaned, and maintained in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and a copy of the manufacturer’s recommended procedures for the operation of the autoclave sterilizer (steam or chemical), or dry heat sterilizer must be kept on file at the facility.

(10) Biological spore test results listed in subsection (6) of this rule must be immediately available at all times for inspection by the Agency and kept at facility premises for a minimum of two years. Biological spore test results must be on laboratory letterhead and must contain the test date, and the name, model and serial number (if applicable) of the sterilizer tested.

(11) The expiration date for sterilized instruments is one year from the date of sterilization unless the integrity of the package is compromised.

(12) Sterilized instruments may not be used if the package integrity has been breached is wet or stained, or the expiration date has exceeded without first meeting the requirements listed in Subsection (5) of this rule.

(13) All sterilized instruments used during electrology services must remain stored in sterile packages and in a dry, disinfected, closed cabinet or other tightly covered container reserved for the storage of such instruments until just prior to the performance of an electrology procedure.

(14) If a biological spore test listed in subsection (6) of this rule, result is positive, a licensee must discontinue the use of that autoclave sterilizer (steam or chemical), or dry heat sterilizer until it has been serviced and a negative spore test has been recorded before putting that sterilizer back into service. Until a negative spore test has been received, the licensee must:

(a) Use an alternative autoclave sterilizer (steam or chemical), or dry heat sterilizer;

(b) Use only sterilized instruments that have a sterilization date before the date the last negative spore test was recorded; or

(c) Use only single use instruments.

(15) Following a negative biological spore test reusable instruments which were sterilized following the receipt of the negative spore test must be repackaged and sterilized pursuant to Subsection (5) of this rule, before use.

(17) Following a negative spore test the licensee or facility must contact all clients in writing who may have received services prior to receiving the negative spore test results.

Stat. Auth: ORS 676.607 & 676.615
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.606, 676.607, 690.350, 690.365, 690.390 & 690.405
Hist.: HLA 2-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-1-12 thru 6-25-12; HLA 10-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-12

331-910-0080

General Standards

(1) The cleanliness of any common in a facility is the responsibility of each license holder. All license holders may be cited for violations found in the common area.

(2) An electrologist licensed to perform services or a licensed facility owner must:

(a) Use and maintain appropriate equipment and instruments for providing services in a field of practice at the place of business;

(b) Use equipment and instruments in a manner described in the manufacturer’s instructions which is consistent with the manufacturer’s intended use of the device by the FDA;

(c) Use equipment and instruments that are not prohibited for use in a field of practice by the Agency or the FDA;

(d) Ensure a high-level disinfectant is used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions to disinfect surfaces where services are performed;

(e) Ensure chemicals are stored in labeled, closed containers;

(f) Ensure that single-use disposable paper products, single-use needles (filaments) and protective gloves are used for each client;

(g) Ensure lavatories located within the facility are kept clean and in good working order at all times. Air blowers within lavatories can be substituted for disposable hand towels;

(h) Ensure all waste material related to a service in a field of practice be deposited in a covered container following service for each client;

(i) Ensure pets or other animals not be permitted in the business facility. This prohibition does not apply to service animals recognized by the American with Disabilities Act or to fish in aquariums or nonpoisonous reptiles in terrariums;

(j) Ensure all disinfecting solutions or agents be kept at adequate strengths to maintain effectiveness, be free of foreign material and be available for immediate use at all times the facility is open for business;

(k) Ensure all waste or garbage is disposed of in a covered container with a garbage liner;

(l) Ensure all waste which contains blood or other potentially infectious materials be enclosed and secured in a glove or bag then disposed of in a covered container with a garbage liner immediately following the service;

(m) Ensure disposable sharp objects that come in contact with blood or must be disposed of in a sharps container;

(n) Ensure biohazard labels or red biohazard bags are available on the facility premises;

(o) Adhere to all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Standards;

(p) Have unrestricted access or availability to a sink with hot and cold running water, as part of surrounding premises or adjacent to the facility. If the sink is located within a restroom the licensee must ensure that the sink is disinfected with a high level disinfectant upon completion of a electrology procedure or following the sterilization of equipment; and

(q) Ensure that all instruments that come in direct contact with client’s skin are handled using gloves.

(3) An electrologist licensee must wear eye goggles, shields or a mask if spattering is possible while providing services.

(4) Cross contaminating from touch or air particulates in any procedure area which comes in direct contact with client is prohibited.

Stat. Auth: ORS 676.607 & 676.615
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.606, 676.607, 690.350, 690.365, 690.390 & 690.405
Hist.: HLA 2-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-1-12 thru 6-25-12; HLA 10-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-12; HLA 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 1-16-13

331-910-0085

Client Records

(1) A licensee is responsible for maintaining and keeping copies of all client records. If client records are maintained by the facility the facility owner must provide the licensee with copies of those client records upon request. The record must include the following for each client:

(a) Name, address, telephone number and date of birth of client;

(b) Date of each service, procedure location on the body;

(c) Name and license number of the licensee providing service. If more than one licensee is providing services on one client the licensee must initial the date of each service performed;

(d) Special instructions or notations relating to the client's medical or skin conditions including but not limited to diabetes, cold sores and fever blisters, psoriasis or eczema, pregnancy or breast-feeding/nursing;

(e) Complete list of the client’s sensitivities to medicines or topical solutions;

(f) History of the client's bleeding disorders;

(g) Description of complications during procedure(s); and

(h) Signature from the client that they have received the following information in writing and verbally:

(A) All information related to the electrology service including possible reactions, side effects and potential complications of the service and consent to obtaining the electrology service; and

(B) After care instructions including care following service, possible side effects and complications and restrictions.

(2) A licensee may obtain advice from a physician regarding medical information needed to safeguard client and licensee. Advice from the physician must be documented in the client record.

(3) For the purpose of (1) and (2) of this rule records must be maintained at facility premises for a minimum of three years and must be made immediately available to the agency upon request.

(4) Client records must be typed or printed in a legible format. Client records, which are not legible to the Agency, will be treated as incomplete.

Stat. Auth: ORS 676.607 & 676.615
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.606, 676.607, 690.350, 690.365, 690.390 & 690.405
Hist.: HLA 2-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-1-12 thru 6-25-12; HLA 10-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-12; HLA 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 1-16-13

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