4731-1-09 Cosmetic therapy curriculum requirements.

(A) To qualify to receive a certificate of good standing for a course of instruction in cosmetic therapy, a school's course of instruction shall:

(1) Consist of both practical and theoretical instruction covering a period of not less than one year and a minimum of six hundred clock hours. The course of instruction shall include a minimum of seven hundred and fifty clock hours covering a period of not less than nine months.

(2) Teach at least the minimum required hours in the following subjects in dedicated clock hours, as appropriate to cosmetic therapy:

(a) Anatomy and physiology; pathology: three hundred twenty-five clock hours;

(b) Cosmetic therapy theory and practical, including infection control and hygiene: three hundred twenty-five clock hours;

(c) Ethics: twenty-five clock hours, at least ten of which shall be in a class dedicated exclusively to ethics. For purposes of this rule, "ethics" shall be defined to include sexual boundary issues and impairment and chemical dependency issues;

(d) Business and law: twenty-five clock hours; and

(e) Such other subjects as the board deems necessary and appropriate to cosmetic therapy: fifty clock hours.

(B) Educational objectives shall be clearly defined and simply stated and shall indicate what the educational program can do for reasonably diligent students.

(C) The course of instruction shall be outlined in detail showing major subjects and clock hours devoted to each subject, entrance requirements and occupational objectives.

(D) A limited branch school shall submit for approval on an appropriate form its daily or weekly schedule of instruction. The approved schedule shall be made available whenever requested by the board.

(E) Students may be given credit for off-site clinical activities.

(1) Such credit may not exceed ten percent of the required clock hours in the theory and practical category of the program.

(2) The off-site clinical activities shall be conducted under the direction and on-site supervision of an appropriately licensed practitioner.

(3) The school shall be required to enter into a written affiliation agreement with a representative of the facility where the off-site clinical activities are being provided, and to maintain records of each student's clinical activities. Upon request of the board, schools shall forward those records to the board for review.

(4) The student participating in off-site clinical activities shall identify him or herself at all times as a cosmetic therapy student and shall obtain signed acknowledgement of receipt of that notice from the patient.

Effective: 01/24/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/18/2011 and 01/24/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4731.05 , 4731.15
Rule Amplifies: 4731.16 , 4731.19
Prior Effective Dates: 2/28/04