(A) The purpose of this chapter is to establish:
(1) Minimal acceptable standards of safe and effective cosmetology practice for a cosmetologist, hair designer, esthetician, natural hair stylist and manicurist in a salon;
(2) Criteria for the "Board" to evaluate:
(a) Safe and effective cosmetology practice; and
(b) Adherence to acceptable and prevailing standards of cosmetology practice.
(B) The "Board" may determine adherence to acceptable and prevailing standards of safe cosmetology practice by using:
(1) "Board" member expertise;
(2) An expert witness;
(3) Current cosmetology or related literature which emanates from a recognized body of knowledge;
(4) Position statements, standards for practice, or guidelines for practice from nationally recognized cosmetology entities; or
(5) Other recognized sources which may provide the appropriate expertise or information.
(6) When determining adherence the "Board" shall ensure that all practices are within the definition of that branch of cosmetology as defined in section 4713.01 of the Revised Code.
(C) For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:
(1) "Exfoliation" means the sloughing off of non-living (dead) skin cells by very superficial and non-invasive means.
(2) "Non-invasive" means confined to the nonliving cells of the epidermis specifically the stratum corneum layer. Living cells must never be altered, cut or damaged. During services performed by individuals licensed in this chapter at no time should the basal layers be compromised.
(3) "Client" means the recipient of cosmetology services, which may include an individual, a group, or a community.
(4) "Cosmetology Service" means any service provided to a client within the scope of practice of the individual license types of the "Board".
(5) "Advanced Practice" means any cosmetology service not taught in basic cosmetology school courses that require postgraduate training such as chemical or mechanical exfoliation, body treatments, clipper cuts, or other advanced manual, chemical or mechanical techniques.
(6) "Therapy" means a non-invasive, non-medical and non-healing service such as aroma therapy or other relaxation services.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/29/2005 and 03/31/2010
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: RC 4713.08(A)(1)
Prior Effective Dates: 1/10/04