K.A.R. 69-15-5. Application for licensure by examination. (a) Before issuance of a license, each applicant for tattoo, cosmetic tattoo, or body piercing licensure shall have passed an examination as specified in K.A.R. 69-15-7.
(b) Each applicant for
licensure the tattoo, cosmetic tattoo, or body piercing examination shall apply on forms provided by the board and accompanied by the following:
(a) (1) The nonrefundable examination application fee, the written examination fee, and the practical examination fee;
(b) (2) proof verification of age of at least 18 years the applicant’s date of birth, including a copy of a valid driver’s license, passport, or birth certificate , if not included in school records;
(c) (3) a copy verification of the high school diploma, equivalent diploma (GED), or degree the applicant’s graduation from an accredited institution of higher education high school or completion of equivalent education, which shall mean any of the following:
(A) A general education development (GED) credential;
(B) proof of program completion and hours of instruction at a nonaccredited private secondary school registered with the state board of education of Kansas, or of the state in which instruction was completed;
(C) proof of a score in at least the 50th percentile on either the American college test (ACT) or the scholastic aptitude test (SAT); or
(D) proof of admission to a postsecondary state educational institution accredited by the Kansas state board of regents or by another accrediting body having minimum admission standards at least as stringent as those of the Kansas state board of regents; and
(d) (4) verification of the applicant’s completion of eight hours of continuing education in infection control and blood-borne pathogens within the previous 12-month period, in addition to the infection control requirements of the training program; and
(5) an official transcript from a school of
permanent color cosmetic tattooing, tattooing, or body piercing, or a final operating report from an approved a licensed trainer providing direct supervision of the applicant, showing documenting the applicant’s completion of a course of study training program equivalent to the requirements of K.A.R. 69-15-2. (Authorized by and K.S.A. 74-2702a; implementing L. 1996, Ch. 138, Sec. 4 K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 65-1943 and 65-1948; effective Aug. 22, 1997; amended P-_____________.)
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Economic Impact Statement for K.A.R. 69-15-5
I. Summary of Proposed Regulation, Including Its Purpose.
K.A.R. 69-15-5 outlines the requirements for applying for examination for the body art professions in Kansas: nonrefundable fees, date of birth, high school education or equivalent thereof, infection control education, and required training.
II. Reason(s) the Proposed Regulation is Required, Including Whether or Not the Regulation is Mandated by Federal Law.
This regulation is amended for language and terminology adjustments to align with the agency’s current policies and practices, as well as related regulations. The regulation is also amended to define what is meant by “equivalent education” to provide clarity. Subsection (b)(4) is added to require additional infection control training due to the fact that a significant number of applicants complete their training more than a year prior to application. This regulation is not mandated by federal law, and, therefore, the regulation does not exceed the requirements of federal law.
III. Anticipated Economic Impact upon the Kansas Board of Cosmetology.
The Board does not anticipate any economic impact.
IV. Anticipated Economic Impact upon Other Governmental Agencies.
The Board anticipates a possible increase in infection control training requested of and provided by other governmental agencies.
V. Anticipated Economic Impact upon Private Businesses, Individuals, and Consumers.
The Board anticipates an economic impact on applicants in the form of increased costs associated with eligibility for examination. However, many applicants are already required to participate in regulator infection control continuing education in conjunction with their out-of-state licensure so there will not be an additional cost to these individuals. Applicants who are not licensed elsewhere but have completed the requisite training more than one year prior to application may see the increased costs offset by their examination success rate and decreased need for re-take examinations and fees.
VI. Less Costly or Intrusive Methods That Were Considered, but Rejected, and the Reason for Rejection.
The Board does not find any less costly or intrusive methods.