K.A.R. 69-15-12. Continuing education for license renewal.
To maintain licensure in the field in which they are licensed to practice, permanent color technicians Each licensed cosmetic tattoo artist, tattoo artists artist, and body piercing technicians piercer shall participate in continuing education according to these criteria the following requirements:
(a) Each individual shall biennially complete
15 five clock-hours, either as one unit or a combination of units, not less than one hour each , every three years. Each individual who fails to renew the license before its expiration shall meet the additional continuing education requirements pursuant to K.S.A. 65-1943, and amendments thereto.
(b) Continuing education courses shall be of the same subject matter relating to the practice as the required curricula for training as a
permanent color technician cosmetic tattoo artist, tattoo artist, and body piercing technician piercer and shall consist of either of the following:
(1) Participation in or attendance at an instructional program
presented, recognized, or conducted under the auspices of any permanently organized institution, agency, or association approved by the board; or
self-study, participation, or attendance at a program not covered by paragraph (b)(1) of this regulation, comprising up to six hours of the total requirement; or
(3) attendance at a meeting of the advisory council for permanent color technicians, tattoo artists and body piercing technicians for a maximum of three hours per meeting, totaling no more than six hours in a three-year period board, comprising up to one hour of the total requirement, which shall not include the public comment portion of the meeting.
(c) Each licensee seeking credit for attendance at or participation in an educational program that was not previously approved by the board shall submit to the board a request for credit, which shall include the following information:
(1) The location of the program;
(2) the date of the program;
(3) the start and end times of the program;
(4) a detailed description of the subject covered;
(5) the name of each instructor and the instructor’s qualifications; and
(6) a sign-in sheet or certificate of attendance, which shall include the date, the program title, and the signature of the instructor.
(d) A license shall not be renewed without the board’s receipt and approval of the
required individual’s continuing education report as required by K.A.R. 69-15-13.
(d) Each licensee failing to obtain 15 clock hours of continuing education every three years shall successfully pass a written examination in order to have the license renewed. (Authorized by K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 65-1945 and K.S.A. 74-2702a; implementing L. 1996, Ch. 138, Sec. 6(d) K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 65-1943 and 65-1945; effective Aug. 22, 1997; amended P-_____________.)
** Strike-through text denotes text that is currently in the regulation but is proposed to be removed. **
** Underlined text denotes text that is proposed to be added to the regulation.**
Economic Impact Statement for
K.A.R. 69-15-12 and 13
I. Summary of Proposed Regulation, Including Its Purpose.
K.A.R. 69-15-12 and K.A.R. 69-15-13, as amended, require only 5 hours of continuing education for each body art license renewal period, instead of 15 hours every 3 years. The purpose is to require licensees to maintain professional standards of practice. Additionally, K.A.R. 69-15-12, as amended, provides the procedure for a practitioner to receive continuing education credit for a program that was not previously approved by the Board.
II. Reason(s) the Proposed Regulation is Required, Including Whether or Not the Regulation is Mandated by Federal Law.
This regulation is being amended to more routinely monitor and verify practical continuing education requirements among licensees. Additionally, amendment of the regulation is necessary to provide greater uniformity among the Board’s governed professions regarding individual licensure and professional standards of practice. The addition of a procedure for gaining Board approval of a continuing education program provides clarity for licensees. These regulations are not mandated by federal law, and, therefore, do not exceed the requirements of federal law.
III. Anticipated Economic Impact upon the Kansas Board of Cosmetology.
The Board does not anticipate economic impact on its own resources.
IV. Anticipated Economic Impact upon Other Governmental Agencies.
The Board does not anticipate economic impact on other governmental agencies.
V. Anticipated Economic Impact upon Private Businesses, Individuals, and Consumers.
The Board anticipates an economic impact on licensees in the form of costs associated with obtaining continuing education. Such costs may include loss of income while in attendance at continuing education, travel costs, enrollment or registration fees, and time. Costs vary depending on the nature and format of continuing education sought. Additionally, the Board has made provision for continuing education hours to be earned through attendance at Board meetings, at no cost to the licensee. Also, the Board has clarified its policies and procedures for approving continuing education and lists pre-approved continuing education options on the Board website. Any additional economic impact would be the result of these costs being passed on to consumers or private businesses.
VI. Less Costly or Intrusive Methods That Were Considered, but Rejected, and the Reason for Rejection.
The Board did not consider any less costly or intrusive methods.