KANSAS BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY

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DISCLAIMER:  Go to the KBOC Statutes & Regulations to check for updates in the statutes and regulations.  This page is information gathered as of November, 2009, is not complete and may not reflect current regulations.  The Kansas Association of Professional Electrologists (KAPE) encourages you to call the state board office at 785.296.3155 for the most up-to-date information. The KAPE and it's members are not responsible for any errors found on this page.

Definitions as used in K.S.A. 65-1901 through 65-1912, and amendments thereto:

Regulations highlighted for the practice of ELECTROLYSIS:

"Apprentice" means any person engaged in learning the practice of cosmetology, nail technology, esthetics or electrology in a school of cosmetology, nail technology, esthetics or electrology licensed by the board, except until such time as an electrology school is established in this state apprenticing of electrology will be subject to approval by the board in a clinic or establishment.

"Board" means the state board of cosmetology.


"Electrologist" means any person who, for compensation removes hair from, or destroys hair on, the human body for beautification by use of an electric needle only.


PROHIBITED ACTS.


NO PERSON SHALL:


Engage in practice of cosmetology, esthetics, nail technology or electrology unless the person holds a valid license, issued by the board, to engage in that practice;


Conduct a school for teaching electrology unless the person holds a valid license, issued by the board, to conduct the school;


Teach electrology in a licensed school or clinic unless the person holds a valid electrology instructor's license issued by the board;


Own or operate a school, salon or clinic where cosmetology, esthetics, nail technology or electrology is taught or practiced unless the person holds a valid school, salon or clinic license issued by the board;


Teach or practice cosmetology, esthetics, nail technology or electrology in a school, salon or clinic unless the owner or operator of the school, salon or clinic holds a valid school, salon or clinic license issued by the board; or


Provide a service constituting the practice of cosmetology, nail technology, esthetics or electrology by use of a medical device registered with the federal food and drug administration, or as defined in federal or state law which may be distributed only upon the order of a physician. This act does not prohibit a board of cosmetology licensee from providing services using a medical device upon the order and under the supervision of a physician and in a location maintained by the physician.
                                                 

The provisions of this act shall not apply to
any person licensed to practice medicine and surgery, chiropractic, optometry, nursing or dentistry, while engaged in that practice.

Nothing in this act shall prohibit any person who is a licensed electrologist, while acting as owner and manager of the person's clinic or establishment, from teaching electrology in the regular course of the person's business, but at no time shall any clinic or establishment have more than one apprentice or charge tuition for its teaching services.


Licensed schools may be established and maintained in this state where the profession of cosmetology may be taught or acquired, under the following conditions and regulations:Schools; licensure and fees; courses of instruction; instructor's license; instructor-in-training permit.

Any person may apply to the board for a license for conducting a school for the teaching of the profession of electrology. Licensed schools may be established and maintained in this state where the profession of electrology may be taught or acquired, under the following conditions and regulations:


The license shall be granted by the board upon proper and sufficient showing of competency of the applicant and assurance of compliance by the application with the requirements of this act, all reasonable rules and all reasonable rules and regulations adopted by the board for the proper conduct of the school and all applicable sanitation standards adopted by the secretary and health and environment pursuant to K.S.A. 65-1, 148, and amendments thereto.

Nothing in this act shall prohibit any person who is a licensed instructor of electrology or who is and has been for at least three years a licensed electrologist, while acting as owner and manager of the person's salon, clinic or establishment, from teaching electrology in the regular course of the person's business, but at no time shall any salon, clinic or establishment have more than one apprentice or charge tuition for its teaching services.


Each school licensed under this subsection (g) shall remain under the constant supervision of the board.


Licenses; application and examination; fees; effect of service in armed forces.


The board is hereby authorized to adopt rules and regulations fixing the amount of nonrefundable fees for the following items and to charge and collect the amounts so fixed, subject to the following limitations:


Electrologist license application fee, for not more than two years - $60.00


Electrologist license renewal fee - $60.00


Delinquent electrologist renewal fee - $25.00


Any apprentice license application fee - $15.00


New school license fee - $150.00


School license fee - $75.00


Delinquent school license fee - $50.00


New electrology clinic license application fee - $100.00


Electrologist examination - $75.00


Verification of licensure - $20.00


Any duplicate of license - $25.00


Statutes and regulations book $5.00


Any person who failed to obtain a renewal license while in the armed forces of the United States shall be entitled to a renewal license upon filing application, paying the nonrefundable renewal fee for the current year during which the person has been discharged and successfully completing the renewal exam.


Salon or clinic license; application and fee; inspection and reinspection; practice in private residence; renewal; practice outside salon, clinic or private residence.


Any licensed cosmetologist, esthetician, electrologist, manicurist, or person desiring to establish a salon or clinic shall make application, on a form provided, to the Kansas state board of cosmetology, accompanied by the new salon or clinic license fee established under K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto. Upon filing of the application, the board shall inspect the equipment as to safety and sanitary condition of the premises and if the equipment and premises are found to comply with the rules and regulations of the secretary of health and environment and the rules and regulations of the Kansas state board of cosmetology, the board shall issue a new salon or clinic license.


Nothing herein contained shall be construed as preventing any licensed cosmetologist, manicurist, esthetician or electrologist from practicing in the field for which licensed in such licensee's private home or residence if the home or residence complies with rules and regulations of the secretary and the state board. A licensed cosmetologist, manicurist, esthetician or electrologist may provide services in the field in which licensed in a place other than the licensed salon or clinic or a private home or residence of the licensed cosmetologist, manicurist, esthetician or electrologist. Excluding services provided by a licensed cosmetologist, manicurist, esthetician or electrologist in a health care facility, hospital or nursing home or in the residence of a person requiring home care arising from physical or mental disabilities, in order to provide such services, such licensed cosmetologist, manicurist, esthetician or electrologist shall be employed in a salon or clinic or in the licensed cosmetologist's, manicurist's, esthetician's or electrologist's private home or residence for at least 51% of the total hours per week employed; and shall attest by affidavit that such cosmetology, manicuring, esthetics or electrology services shall be provided only in the residence or office of the person receiving services.


Licensed salons and clinics may be reinspected in accordance with a schedule determined by the board by rules and regulations or upon a complaint made to the board that such salon or clinic is not being maintained in compliance with rules and regulations of the board. The license shall expire on June 30 following its issuance. Any such license may be renewed upon application accompanied by the salon or clinic license renewal fee made to the board before July 1 of the year in which the license expires
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Any license may be renewed by the applicant within 60 days after the date of expiration of the last license upon payment of a delinquent renewal fee.


Licensure, reciprocity, conditions.


Upon application to the Kansas state board of cosmetology on a form provided for application for a cosmetologist, esthetician or electrologist license, accompanied by the application fee, a person practicing as a cosmetologist, esthetician or electrologist under the laws of another state or jurisdiction shall be granted a license entitling the person to practice in this state if:

The person is not less than 17 years of age and a graduate of an accredited high school, or equivalent thereof;

The person submits to the board verification of date of birth; and

The person holds a current license in another state in the area of practice in which the person seeks a license and meets at least one of the following criteria:


The person passes a written and a practical examination administered by the board relating to the area of practice in which the person seeks a license; or


The person has the number of hours of training required for licensure in this state and passes the written examination administered for license renewal under subsection (a) of K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto.


Display of license, inspection report and sanitation standards.


Each licensed cosmetologist, cosmetology technician, esthetician, manicurist, electrologist and instructor shall display such person's license in a conspicuous place in the salon, clinic or school where the holder thereof is employed or working.

Each holder of a salon, clinic or school license shall display the license and most recent inspection report and the sanitation standards prescribed by the secretary of health and environment pursuant to K.S.A. 65-1,148, and amendments thereto, in a conspicuous place in the salon, clinic or school.

Inspectors, duties and training; student requirements.

The chairperson, with the approval of the board, shall employ inspectors to inspect schools, salons and clinics and the inspectors shall perform all of the inspection duties of the board, as required by this act, rules and regulations of the board and sanitation standards adopted by the secretary of health and environment pursuant to K.S.A. 65-1,148 and amendments thereto. The board shall provide training to the inspectors to enable the inspectors to provide current information to school, salon and clinic personnel regarding requirements of applicable statutes and regulations. It shall be the duty of the board to determine the number of hours and practice work required of students in each subject of cosmetology, nail technology, esthetics and electrology taught in a licensed school.

Apprentice license; practice as apprentice required prior to licensure; charge for services of apprentice.

Any person desiring to practice as an apprentice shall be required to pay to the board the fee required pursuant to K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto, and obtain an apprentice license from the board. Application for an apprentice license allowing a person to practice in a licensed school shall be submitted to the board not more than 15 days after the person's enrollment in the school.

An applicant for examination and licensure as an electrologist shall be required to have practiced as an apprentice:

(A) In a licensed school of cosmetology or electrology for not less than 500 clock hours or, if the applicant has attended a licensed school electing to base the course of instruction and practice on credit hours as provided in K.S.A. 65-1903, and amendments thereto, the applicant shall have practiced as an apprentice for not less than those credit hours which are the equivalent of 500 clock hours under the formula for conversion used by the licensed school; or

(B) in a licensed clinic or establishment for not less than 1,000 clock hours of training. The duration of practice as an apprentice in a clinic or establishment must be in the clinic or establishment in which practice was commenced, except that the board may permit, upon written application and for good cause, the transfer of the apprentice to another clinic or establishment for completion of the term of apprenticeship. Any licensed cosmetologist who is practicing electrology in a licensed clinic or establishment on July 1, 1987, may apply for and be issued an electrologist's license without examination.

No apprentice shall make any charge for the apprentice's services, but a licensed school of cosmetology, electrology or nail technology or a proprietor of a licensed clinic or establishment in which an apprentice of electrology practices may charge for services of the apprentice.

A person is not required to have practiced as an apprentice continuously or without interruption in obtaining the required number of hours.