Running Out Of Time!

oregon-state-capitolHey Everyone! We are running out of time to get this Bill into a subcommittee on Ways and Means! We need some emails to the people listed below! If they represent you please contact them! WE ONLY HAVE TILL MID NEXT WEEK to get this to a subcommittee, otherwise it is DEAD!

Thanks.

Key Contacts:

Sen. Richard Devlin – tualatin, sherwood, west linn
Rep. Peter Buckley – ashland, talent

Rep. Debbie Boone – tillamook, seaside, astoria
Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer – ne portland
Rep. Nancy Nathanson – eugene, lane county
Rep. Andy Olson – albany
Rep. Duane Stark – central point
Sen. Alan Bates – ashland, medford, talent, grants pass
Sen. Elizabeth Steiner-Hayward – washington county, beavertonish
Sen. Jackie Winters – salem, turner

Talking Points:

For the past 18 months professional estheticians have been meeting and negotiating with the Health Licensing Agency and the Board of Cosmetology regarding the creation of a new licensure board for Certified Advanced Estheticians.

HB 2642 would ensure stringent education and training requirements, as well as licensure and accountability standards for the safety and welfare of the public when it comes to access and utilization of lasers for both cosmetic and health improvements.

Non-ablative procedures – meaning those that do not break the skin – are available to the Oregonians at this time through a few channels:

• Overly expensive visits to a surgeons office, where an esthetician who is not advanced certified to perform these procedures are conducting the practice “under supervision” of the physician.

• Amazon.com, or other online outlets, where the consumer is using these devices at home, by themselves, untrained and risking injury.

• Trained estheticians, who have had specific training in non ablative procedures.

Other states, including our neighbor to the north, are now requiring additional education and safety requirements surrounding the operation of cosmetic lasers. HB 2642 would establish this same level of education and safety for Oregonians.

This bill passed out of the House Health Care Committee unanimously and is now in Ways & Means, awaiting referral to the Human Services Sub-Committee.

There is NO impact to the General Fund with the passage of this bill. The Health Licensing Agency will use it’s pre-existing board funds to help get this board off the ground. In other words, using the funds it has saved due to administrative consolidation of the other boards the OHLA oversees, this board will be able to operate in the first biennium and then become self-funded through fees.

Please support HB 2642 and the creation of the Certified Advanced Estheticians Licensure Board.

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