April 2017 - Oregon
The Health Licensing Office has moved to a new location in Salem. The office is now at 1430 Tandem Ave. Suite 180, Salem OR 97301. The new space features free and plentiful parking and will soon have more testing stations, which we hope will improve and speed up licensees’ and applicants’ visits. Please keep up with any other closures and other information by following our website at www.oregon.gov/oha/hlo as well as our HLO Facebook page and the Board of Cosmetology Facebook page.
Are you interested in getting involved with state service but unsure where to begin? Consider serving on one of Health Licensing Office’s regulatory boards. You don’t have to be a member of one of the regulated professions to serve. In fact, many of the openings are for public members. A public member is typically someone who represents a consumer’s point of view (and has no conflicts of interest in the board’s business).
Serving on a volunteer citizen board is a great way to dip a toe into the waters of state service. Board members participate in the rulemaking process, helping enact the laws adopted by the legislature and getting a better sense of how government works on the state level.
The Health Licensing Office has nine public member openings available at this time: one on the Nursing Home Administrators Board, one on the Board of Athletic Trainers, one on the Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians, one on the Board of Cosmetology, two on the Board of Denture Technology, one on the Board of Electrologists and Body Art Practitioners, one on the Board of Licensed Dietitians and one on the Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologist Licensing Board.
HLO boards typically meet in Salem, and frequency varies by board; one meets monthly, and most meet three or four times a year.
The HLO encourages candidates to apply but does not administer the appointment process.
Appointment to a board of an HLO-regulated profession is made by the Governor's Office of Executive Appointments (http://www.oregon.gov/gov/admin/Pages/How_To_Apply.aspx), as are appointments for approximately 200 other state boards.
The office continuously recruits qualified applicants, who undergo a thorough background and reference check before being recommended for appointment.
Please share if you know someone who might be interested in serving.
To apply, complete an application/interest form from the
Governor’s Office of Executive Appointments and submit it to:
Executive Appointments, Office of the Governor
900 Court St. NE Room 160, Salem, OR 97301-4047
Phone: (503) 378-3123 // Executive Appointments Private Fax (503) 373-0840
For more information
• HLO Board Vacancies page: http://www.oregon.gov/oha/hlo/Pages/Board-Vacancies.aspx
• Learn about HLO boards and regulated professions: http://www.oregon.gov/oha/hlo/Pages/Boards.aspx
• For inquiries on board membership or duties, please contact HLO Executive Support Specialist Amanda Schuck at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-373-1915.
• Please contact the Governor's Office of Executive Appointments (http://www.oregon.gov/gov/admin/Pages/How_To_Apply.aspx) if you have questions about the appointment process or the status of your application.
During the 2015 Legislative Session, House Bill 2642 was enacted, which created the Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians in Oregon. The purpose of the Board is to oversee and regulate the practice of advanced nonablative esthetics, including the use of lasers and other devices registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Administrative rules became effective on January 3, 2017.
For alternative formats please contact Samantha Patnode at (503) 373-1917 or email@example.com
The Health Licensing Office received the following questions: Is microblading in the scope of practice of esthetics? And is microblading in the scope of practice of tattooing?
The short answer is that it appears that microblading does not fit within the practice of esthetics but does fit within the practice of tattooing.
What is microblading?
It appears that microblading is the use of hand tools, consisting of fine needles, to create fine incisions in the skin of the eyebrows in which pigment is deposited into the dermis and epidermis to give the appearance of eyebrow hair. The pigment may fade overtime, as is true for traditional tattoos, but considered permanent.
Is it in the scope of practice of esthetics?
The practice of esthetics is defined in ORS 690.005(5) as follows:
“Esthetics” means any of the following skin care or facial care practices performed on the human body or face for the purpose of keeling the skin of the human body or face healthy and attractive and not for medical diagnosis or treatment of disease or physical or mental ailments:
(a) The use of the hands or mechanical or electric apparatuses or appliances for cleansing, stimulating, manipulating, exfoliating or applying lotions or creams.
(b) Temporary removal of hair.
(c) Makeup artistry.
(d) Eyelash services.
(e) Facial and body wrapping.
(f) Facial and body waxing
Due to limited scope of practice, it does not appear that microblading is in the scope of practice for an esthetician.
Is microblading in the scope of practice of tattooing?
ORS 690.350(9) defines “tattooing” as follows: “’Tattooing’ means the process by which a live human being is marked or colored by insertion of non-toxic dyes or pigments to form indelible marks for ornamentation or decoration.”
Based on the definition and the plain language of the statute it appears that microblading does not fit within the definition of esthetics, but does fit within the definition of tattooing.
Important Note: The Board and HLO do not provide personal legal advice to licensees or members of the public. The information provided here is specific to only those questions asked. Even slight changes in the scope or content of the question or matter may change the application of the above information in a different situation. Please consult your own attorney for legal advice regarding Oregon laws and administrative rules.
Please be aware, HLO will be closed to the public on the following dates for state holidays, training and our office relocation:
The current tentative meeting dates for 2017 are; always check our website to make sure they are still scheduled:
Meetings are held in the Rhoades Conference Room on the third floor of the Veterans Building in Salem, 700 Summer St. NE.
The meeting dates for 2017 are:
Meetings are held in the Rhoades Conference Room on the third floor of the Veterans Building in Salem, 700 Summer St. NE. At the October meeting, the board will approve its 2017 meeting dates.
The Health Licensing Office is looking for your feedback. To weigh in on staff’s timeliness, service, helpfulness, knowledge and expertise, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HLO2015.
Reminder: Being a licensee does not automatically add you to HLO’s contact list. If you want to stay informed about the doings of the Board of Cosmetology or the Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians, there are a couple of ways to get added to the list:
Cosmetology license numbers (as of March 13, 2017):
Hair Designers: 21,617
Nail Technicians: 13,188
Natural Hair Care: 89
Independent Contractors: 7,440
Freelance Authorizations: 508
Health Licensing Office
700 Summer Street NE, Suite 320 • Salem, OR 97301-1287
Licensing Office (503) 378-8667 • Enforcement Unit (503) 378-4294
HLO Agency Staff:
Holly Mercer, Director
Bob Bothwell, Regulatory Division Manager
Board of Cosmetology:
Peggy McJunkin, Salem
Heidi Zuniga, Springfield
Lisa Bonner Brown, Portland
Franklin Whatley, Portland
Roger Wert, Roseburg
Amber Starks, Portland
Michael Nurre, Portland