(A) A cosmetologist shall provide cosmetology services within an adequately licensed salon, and within the scope of practice of cosmetology for a cosmetologist as set forth in section 4731.01 of the Revised Code and the rules of the "Board".
(B) A cosmetologist shall maintain knowledge of the duties, responsibilities, and accountabilities of practice and shall practice in accordance with the following:
(1) The laws regulating the practice of cosmetology;
(2) The rules of the "Board";
(3) Any other applicable federal and state laws and rules; and
(4) Position statements, standards for practice, or guidelines for practice from nationally recognized professional cosmetology entities; provided these statements, standards, or guidelines are consistent with existing laws or rules.
(C) A cosmetologist shall demonstrate competence and accountability in all areas of practice in which the cosmetologist is engaged which includes, but is not limited to, the following:
(1) Consistent performance of all aspects of cosmetology services according to acceptable and prevailing standards; and
(2) Appropriate recognition, referral or consultation, and intervention, when a complication arises during or after the performance of a specific service or procedure.
(D) A cosmetologist may provide advanced cosmetology services provided:
(1) The cosmetologist obtains appropriate education, which emanates from a recognized body of knowledge relative to the cosmetology service to be provided;
(2) The cosmetologist demonstrates appropriate knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide the cosmetology service;
(3) The cosmetologist maintains documentation satisfactory to the "Board" of meeting the requirements set forth in paragraphs (D)(1) and (D)(2) of this rule;
(4) The cosmetology service does not involve a function or procedure, which is prohibited by any other law or rule and does not exceed the definition of the practice of cosmetology in section 4713.01 of Revised Code.
(E) Cosmetologists shall not provide any service that claims to have a medical or healing benefit. The scope of practice is limited to beautification and relaxation services only. The scope of practice is limited to non-invasive services only. Services offered using the term therapy shall be within the meaning defined in paragraph (C)(6) of rule 4713-8-01 of the Administrative Code.
(F) Cosmetologists may exfoliate stratum corneum cells only. With proper postgraduate training cosmetologists may use any chemical, mechanical or electrical service that only exfoliates cells of the stratum corneum. Proper graduate training from the manufacturer or the manufacturer's certified representative shall be required prior to service to the public. The manufacturer's certificate of training shall be displayed in a publicly conspicuous place.
(G) Cosmetologists may use a lancet to enhance the opening in a comedo or to create a small opening in the dead surface corneum to facilitate extraction of a milia in order to better extract the contents. Cosmetologists shall not pierce the stratum corneum or use a lancet for any other purpose. Cosmetologists shall not perform a comedo enhancement or milia extraction with a lancet unless they have had specific documented training for this procedure. Only sterile, one-use, disposable lancets shall be used and they shall be disposed of in a "sharps box" medical waste container.
(H) Cosmetologists may perform services that are unregulated by the state in salons upon completing postgraduate training for those services as established by policy of the "Board" and required by rule 4713-13-12 of the Administrative Code. These services include but are not limited to body wraps, ear piercing, hypnosis for relaxation, etc.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/13/2009 and 03/30/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: RC 4713.08(A)(1)
Rule Amplifies: RC 4713.01, 4713.15
Prior Effective Dates: 1/10/04a