House Bill 2642 Moved from Health Committee to Ways and Means

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The Oregon House Health Committee met yesterday and voted to send House Bill 2642 to the Ways and Means Committee for fiscal review. The current amended bill can be viewed here: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2015R1/Downloads/ProposedAmendment/4878

This bill would create a new board to oversee Certified Advanced Estheticians in Oregon. These advanced estheticians would be certified to perform non-ablative treatments using energy devices, such as lasers and radio frequency. For more information, contact Mary at mary@spectrumlasertraining.com or Rebecca@rebecca.exhale@gmail.com.

Amendments Coming to House Bill 2642

OREGONWe have a little bit of information on House Bill 2642, affecting Oregon estheticians’ scope of practice with lasers.  Revisions have been made and are in process of being written into ‘legalese’ by the Oregon Legislative Counsel office. Amendments include changing the name to Certified Advanced Esthetician and a clearer definition of non-ablative treatments that will be allowed under Oregon law. They include Skin Rejuvenation, Dyschromia Reduction, Laser Hair Removal, Pigmentation Reduction, Body Contouring, Cellulite Reduction, Photo Rejuvenation and Non-Ablative Tattoo Removal.

Grandfathering-in details are being proposed so those of you who are currently working with lasers and energy devices won’t have a break in your employment and can continue working.

Once the language is hammered out, this bill will have a ways to go still. Back to the Health Committee and then on to the Legislature for a vote.  Our gratitude to Speaker of the House, Val Hoyle, Representative Margaret Doherty and Representative John Huffman for sponsoring this bill that will keep estheticians employed, elevate the profession and ensure greater safety for consumers.

The amendments will be posted here when completed: We have a little bit of information on House Bill 2642, affecting Oregon estheticians’ scope of practice with lasers.  Revisions have been made and are in process of being written into ‘legalese’ by the Oregon Legislative Counsel office. Amendments include changing the name to Certified Advanced Esthetician and a clearer definition of non-ablative treatments that will be allowed under Oregon law. They include Skin Rejuvenation, Dyschromia Reduction, Laser Hair Removal, Pigmentation Reduction, Body Contouring, Cellulite Reduction, Photo Rejuvenation and Non-Ablative Tattoo Removal.

Grandfathering-in details are being proposed so those of you who are currently working with lasers and energy devices won’t have a break in your employment and can continue working.

Once the language is hammered out, this bill will have a ways to go still. Back to the Health Committee and then on to the Legislature for a vote.  Our gratitude to Speaker of the House, Val Hoyle, Representative Margaret Doherty and Representative John Huffman for sponsoring this bill that will keep estheticians employed, elevate the profession and ensure greater safety for consumers.

The amendments will be posted here when completed: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2015R1/Measures/Overview/HB2642

If you have questions, please contact Rebecca Covey at Rebecca.exhale@gmail.com or Mary Nielsen at mary@spectrumlasertraining.com.

Public Hearing Held for House Bill 2642 on February 18th

oregon-state-capitolFebruary was a historic day for Oregon estheticians besides the installation of a new governor. The Health Care Committee held a public hearing for House Bill 2642, the legislation that establishes a new board to govern a new certification for estheticians working with lasers and other light based energy devices. The hearing was very well attended and many public comments of support were entered by consumers, physicians and estheticians.

Amendments are being drafted to provide additional clarification to the Bill and they will be posted here once they are in their final form. They more clearly define the scope of practice, provide pathways for certification, ensure consumer safety and allow grandfathering in options for estheticians already working with lasers.

If you have questions, you can contact Rebecca Covey at Rebecca.exhale@gmail.com or mary@spectrumlasertraining.com.

House Bill 2642 Public Hearing Scheduled

Updated Info on Oregon House Bill 2642

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Rebecca Covey from Esthetix MD in Bend, and Mary Nielsen from Spectrum Advanced Aesthetics spent last Thursday meeting with legislative counsel, state attorneys, legislative aides and the Board of Cosmetology last Thursday to work on amendments to House Bill 2642. These amendments include grandfathering in pathways, medical collaboration requirements, equipment inspection, and better definition of the non-ablative device modalities. It was a really positive meeting and we are excited to see this bill come to the legislature for a vote.

Please email Mitch Greenlick, Chairman of the Health Committee and express your support of this bill. It will provide jobs for estheticians, elevate the profession, and mandate training and education for estheticians operating lasers and other advanced devices, like radio frequency, IPL, ultrasound and others.

Email Mitch Greenlick, in favor of House Bill 2642 here. Rep.MitchGreenlick@state.or.us
Contact Mary at mary@spectrumlasertraining.com or Rebecca at Rebeccaexhale@gmail.com for more information.