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.

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