K.A.R. 69-3-29. Monthly reporting of student hours. Each school administrator shall submit to the board a record of the number of hours earned in the previous month and the total number of hours accumulated through the previous month by each student, on a form approved by the board. The record shall include each student’s name, address, and apprentice license number and shall be submitted no later than the 10th day of each month. (Authorized by K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 65-1903 and K.S.A. 74-2702a; implementing K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 65-1903; effective P-_____________.)
Economic Impact Statement for K.A.R. 69-3-29
I. Summary of Proposed Regulation, Including Its Purpose.
K.A.R. 69-3-29 requires schools to monthly submit a student record of the total hours earned by each student. The purpose of this new regulation is to ensure that there is a record of student participation in a training program in the event that a school should close, and that the Board properly monitors schools that are under its supervision.
II. Reason(s) the Proposed Regulation is Required, Including Whether or Not the Regulation is Mandated by Federal Law.
This regulation is necessary to protect students in situations where a school closes, changes management or ownership, or fails to retain documentation of training. Additionally, the regulation ensures that enrolled students are tracked for appropriate licensure by the Board so that potential violations or unlicensed practice can be prevented. 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 anticipates that one office staff member would spend approximately two days per month collecting and monitoring the submissions, as well as contacting the appropriate individuals to fix any glitches or problems. The additional wage expense to the Board would be under $2,400 annually. The collection method would be electronic, so the Board will not incur additional expenses.
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 impact on schools would be minimal due to the fact that they are already required to maintain student records with this information. The only cost would be the time involved in submitting the monthly report to the Board. Students, however, would benefit from the Board’s awareness of their enrollment in training programs, which may prevent disciplinary action resulting from unlicensed practice or non-recognition of training hours earned for failure to timely apply for licensure.
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.