K.A.R. 69-15-13. Reporting continuing education. (a)
Each licensee shall be responsible for submitting to the board proof of participation in required continuing education. Each tattoo licensee, cosmetic tattoo licensee, and body piercing licensee shall submit to the board the renewal
document application, renewal fee, and proof of 15 five clock-hours of the required continuing education as a condition of renewal every three years biennially. Proof of participation completion of the required continuing education shall consist of either of the following:
(1) Submission to the board of evidence
sustaining completion of self-study by means of correspondence courses or national home-study issues; review of publications, textbooks, printed material, or audiocassettes; or viewing of films, videos, or slides. The documentation shall indicate the type of study, describe its content, and state the date and duration in clock hours. Self-study shall relate to the subjects listed for the practice of permanent color, tattooing, or body piercing as stated in K.A.R. 69-15-2 documenting attendance at a meeting of the board; or
(2) submission to the board of a certificate of completion or verification, issued by the sponsoring organization or person, of attendance in a course, program, seminar, or lecture and showing the name of the sponsor, the title of the presentation, a description of its content, the name of the instructor or presenter, the date,
its the duration of the presentation in clock-hours, and any supplemental documentation to support that the sponsor and subject matter meet the requirements and relate to the practice as stated in K.A.R. 69-15-2.
(c) (b)(1) The 15 five clock-hours of continuing education shall be accumulated only in the most recent renewal period. The licensee shall hold retain the proof of continuing education until submitting it the proof to the board at the time of renewal ; and.
(2) Hours of continuing education in excess of the requirement for renewal
every three years shall not be carried forward. (Authorized by 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-_____________.)
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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.