Kansas Board of Cosmetology

Statutes & Regulations


Relating to:

Cosmetology, Nail Technology, Esthetics and Electrology


Tattoo, Body Piercing, and Permanent Cosmetics


Tanning Facilities

Please use the following links to access summaries of recent regulation changes that went into effect on February 14, 2014. 

Summary of Tanning Facility Regulation Changes

Summary of Cosmetology Regulation Changes

Summary of Body Art Regulation Changes


Board Approved Curricula:

Cosmetology, Manicuring, Esthetics, Electrology, Instructor




Statutes and Regulations

relating to

Cosmetology, Nail Technology, Esthetics, and Electrology


Printable Version

Laws Relating to the Examination and Registration of

Cosmetologists and Beauty Shops

65-1901. Definitions.

65-1902. Prohibited acts; exclusions from act; license as cosmetology technician; penalties for violations of section.

65-1903. Schools; licensure and fees; instructor's license; instructor-in-training permit.

65-1904. Licenses; application and examination; fees; reinstatement of expired license; effect of service in armed forces.

65-1904a. Salon or clinic license; application and fee; inspection and reinspection; practice in private residence; renewal; practice outside salon, clinic or private residence.

65-1904b. Licensure, reciprocity, conditions.

65-1905. Examinations; qualifications of applicants; temporary permit.

65-1906. Display of license, inspection report.

65-1907. Inspectors, duties and training; student requirements.

65-1908. Revocation, censure, limitation or condition, suspension, nonrenewal or refusal of license, assessment of fines; grounds; authority of inspectors.

65-1909. Violations; civil and criminal remedies.

65-1910. Invalidity of part.

65-1912. Apprentice license; practice as apprentice required prior to licensure; charge for services of apprentice.

65-1928. Braiding of hair; exemption of persons engaged therein from practice of cosmetology, requirements; duties of secretary of health and environment.

74-2701. Kansas state board of cosmetology; appointment; qualifications; terms; chairperson; executive director, treasurer; vacancies; oath.

74-2702. Meetings of board; records and register; seal; oaths; employees; inspectors, duties; salary of executive director; compensation and expenses of members.

74-2702a. Rules and regulations of board.

74-2703. Meetings of board; examination of applicants.

74-2704. Fees and moneys, disposition; cosmetology fee fund.

74-2705. Fiscal year of cosmetology board.

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Rules and Regulations -- Sanitation

Printable Verson of the Infection Control Regulations for Cosmetology Profession Practitioners and Facilities

28-24-1 Definitions.

28-24-2 Personal cleanliness.

28-24-3 Communicable diseases or conditions; universal precautions.

28-24-4 Towels, robes, and linens.

28-24-5 Headrests, shampoo bowls, treatment tables, and sinks.

28-24-6 Bottles and containers.

28-24-7 Products.

28-24-8 Instruments and supplies.

28-24-9 Pedicure equipment.

28-24-10 Disinfecting nonelectrical instruments and equipment.

28-24-11 Electrolysis instruments, equipment, and practices.

28-24-12 Sterilizing electrolysis instruments.

28-24-13 Physical facilities.

28-24-14 Prohibitions.

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Rules and Regulations -- Exams, Licensure, School, Facilities and Inspections

69-1-1 Application procedure.

69-1-2 Applicant required to appear for next regular examination unless unable.

69-1-4 Grades necessary to pass examinations; development and administration of licensure examinations.

69-1-8 Failure of examination.

69-3-1 Application procedure.

69-3-3 Facility requirements.

69-3-4 Number of instructors necessary.

69-3-6 Instructor limitation.

69-3-7 Student records.

69-3-8 Curriculum and credits.

69-3-9 Student services sign.

69-3-26 Transfer students.

69-3-27 Disenrolled students.

69-3-28 Enrollment agreement and refund policy.

69-3-29 Monthly reporting of student hours.

69-4-2 Student equipment and uniform.

69-4-9 Students; requirements for working on public.

69-4-12 Additional training license required to remain in school.

69-5-6 Curriculum and practical requirements.

69-5-14 Application procedure.

69-5-15 Student records.

69-5-16 Identification of student.

69-6-2 Sale or change of ownership.

69-6-3 Care of invalids.

69-6-5 Display of sign.

69-6-7 Establishment closing.

69-11-1 Fees.

69-11-2 Expiration date of practitioner license.

69-13-1 Definitions.

69-13-2 Inspections of establishments.

69-13-3 Inspection generated by a complaint.

69-13-4 Refusal to allow inspection.

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Statutes & Regulations

relating to

Tattoo, Body Piercing, and Cosmetic Tattoo


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Kansas Statutes

65-1940. Licensure of tattooing and body piercing; definitions.

65-1941. Same; license required to perform certain activities or engage in certain advertising; exceptions; penalty; action to enjoin unauthorized activities; cease and desist orders.

65-1942. Same; prohibited acts; penalty.

65-1943. Same; application for licensure; fees established by rules and regulations of board; requirements for licensure.

65-1944. Same; address of place of business, licensee to notify board in writing; license to be posted; record of address of licensed facility; notices to licensee; issuance of license.

65-1945. Same; expiration, renewal suspension and reactivation of licenses; continuing education; rules and regulations.

65-1946. Same; standards for licensure.

65-1947. Same; grounds for revocation, suspension, refusal to issue or renew licenses; probation of licensee.

65-1948. Same; powers and duties of board.

65-1949. Same; education and training standards prescribed for practice, rules and regulations; inspection of establishments.

65-1950. Same; licensure; fees, assessed by rules and regulations; qualifications; persons employed prior to effective date of act, examination.

65-1951. Same; moneys received by board deposited in state treasury; credited to state general fund and cosmetology fee fund.

65-1952.

65-1953. Same; performance of body piercing or tattooing on persons under 18, written and notarized consent; penalties.

65-1954. Same; penalties; civil fines; costs and attorney fees; disposition of proceeds.

74-2701. Kansas state board of cosmetology; appointment; qualifications; terms; chairperson; executive director, treasurer; vacancies; oath.

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Rules and Regulations

69-15-1 Definitions.

69-15-2 Approved course of study.

69-15-3 Cosmetic tattoo artist trainer, tattoo artist trainer, and body piercing trainer.

69-15-4 Out-of-state equivalent course of study.

69-15-5 Application for licensure by examination.

69-15-6 Application completion and deadlines.

69-15-7 Examination for cosmetic tattoo artists, tattoo artists, or body piercers.

69-15-8 Examination behavior.

69-15-9 Issuance and renewal of licenses.

69-15-10 Display of license and inspection certificate.

69-15-11 Inspections generated by a complaint.

69-15-12 Continuing education for license renewal.

69-15-13 Reporting continuing education.

69-15-14 Cosmetic tattoo, tattoo, and body piercing establishment licensing and renewal.

69-15-15 Cosmetic tattoo artist, tattoo artist, and body piercer practice standards; restrictions.

69-15-16 Facility standards.

69-15-17 Required equipment.

69-15-18 Cleaning methods prior to sterilization.

69-15-19 Instrument sterilization standards.

69-15-20 Approved sterilization modes.

69-15-21 Handwashing and protective gloves.

69-15-22 Linens.

69-15-23 Clean instruments and products storage.

69-15-24 Chemical storage.

69-15-25 Handling disposable materials.

69-15-26 Waste receptacles.

69-15-27 Permanent color and tattoo procedures.

69-15-28 Preparation and aftercare of treatment area on client.

69-15-29 Body piercing procedures.

69-15-30 Fees.

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Statutes and Regulations

relating to

Tanning Facilities

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Kansas Statutes

65-1920. Tanning facility licensing; definitions.

65-1921. Same; warnings.

65-1922. Same; warning signs; posting; dimensions.

65-1923. Same; promotional material.

65-1924. Same; presence of trained operator required; protective eyewear and physical aids; timer; maximum exposure time and interior temperature.

65-1925. Rules and regulations; inspections; violations; remedies.

65-1926. Licensure requirement; grounds for disciplinary action; fees.

65-1927. Penalties for violations.

65-1929. Tanning facility license required; remedies.


Rules and Regulations

28-24a-1 Definitions.

28-24a-2 Facility standards and practices.

28-24a-3 Protective eyewear.

69-12-1 Definitions.

69-12-2 Licenses.

69-12-3 Expiration of license; renewals; reinstatements.

69-12-4 Licenses on closed facilities returned to board.

69-12-5 Fees.

69-12-7 Tanning device operators.

69-12-8 Warnings.

69-12-9 Report of injuries.

69-12-10 Exposure schedule.

69-12-11 Timer.

69-12-12 Control device.

69-12-14 Protective barriers.

69-12-15 Stand-up booths.

69-12-16 Lamps.

69-12-17 Enforcement.

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Statutes and Regulations

relating to

Cosmetology, Nail Technology, Esthetics, and Electrology


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Laws Relating to the Examination and Registration

of Cosmetologists and Beauty Shops


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65-1901. Definitions.


As used in K.S.A. 65-1901 through 65-1912, and amendments thereto:

(a) "Apprentice" means any person engaged in learning the practice of cosmetology, nail technology, esthetics or electrology in a school of cosmetology, nail technology, esthetics or electrology licensed by the board, except until such time as an electrology school is established in this state apprenticing of electrology will be subject to approval by the board in a clinic or establishment.

(b) "Board" means the state board of cosmetology.

(c) "Cosmetologist" means any person, other than a mani

curist or esthetician, who practices the profession of cosmetology for compensation.

(d) (1) "Cosmetology" means the profession of:

(A) Arranging, dressing, permanently curling, curling, waving, cleansing, temporarily or permanently coloring, bleaching, relaxing, conditioning or cutting the hair;

(B) cleansing, stimulating or performing any other noninvasive beautifying process on any skin surface by means of hands or mechanical or electrical appliances, other than electric needles, provided for esthetic rather than medical purposes;

(C) temporary hair removal from the face or any part of the body by use of the hands or mechanical or electrical appliances other than electric needles;

(D) using cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, lotions, creams or other preparations in performing any of the practices described in paragraphs (A), (B) and (C) of this subsection (d)(1); or

(E) manicuring, pedicuring or sculpturing nails.

(2) "Cosmetology" shall not include a service that results in tension on hair strands or roots by twisting, wrapping, weaving, extending, locking, or braiding by hand or mechanical device so long as the service does not include the application of dyes, reactive chemicals or other preparations to alter the color of the hair or to straighten, curl or alter the structure of the hair and so long as the requirements of K.S.A. 65-1928, and amendments thereto are met. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to preclude a licensed cosmetologist from performing the service described in this paragraph.
(e) "Esthetician" means any person who, for compensation practices the profession of cosmetology only to the following extent:

(1) Eyebrow and eyelash services, cleansing, stimulating or performing any other noninvasive beautifying process on any skin surface by means of hands or mechanical or electrical appliances, other than electric needles, provided for esthetic rather than medical purposes;

(2) temporary hair removal from the face or any part of the body by use of the hands or mechanical or electrical appliances other than electric needles; or

(3) using cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, lotions, creams or other preparations in performing any of the practices described in in this subsection.

(f) "Manicurist" means any person who, for compensation practices the profession of cosmetology only to the extent of: (1) Nail technology;

(2) cleansing, stimulating or performing similar work on the arms, hands or ankles and feet by means of hands or mechanical or electrical appliances, other than electric needles; or

(3) using cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, lotions, creams or other preparations in performing any practice described in subsection (f)(2).

(g) "Nail technology" means manicuring, pedicuring and sculpturing nails.

(h) "Electrologist" means any person who, for compensation removes hair from, or destroys hair on, the human body for beautification by use of an electric needle only.

(i) "Person" means any individual, corporation, partnership, association or other entity.

(j) "Instructor-in-training" means a person who is a licensed cosmetologist and has met the board's training requiremen

ts for obtaining an instructor-in-training permit. (k) "Physician" means a person licensed to practice medicine and surgery by the state board of healing arts.

History: L. 1927, ch. 245, § 1; L. 1943, ch. 222, § 1; L. 1975, ch. 322, § 1; L. 1983, ch. 212, § 1; L. 1984, ch. 231, § 1; L. 1987, ch. 238, § 1; L. 1992, ch. 108, § 1; L. 1995, ch. 120, § 1; L. 1998, ch. 160, § 1; L. 2000, ch. 109, § 1; L. 2002, ch. 187, § 1; L. 2008, ch. 108, § 1; July 1.

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65-1902. Prohibited acts; exclusions from act; license as cosmetology technician; penalties for violations of section.

(a) Except as provided in subsection (b), no person shall:

(1) Engage in practice of cosmetology, esthetics, nail technology or electrology unless the person holds a valid license, issued by the board, to engage in that practice;

(2) engage in the practice of tattooing, cosmetic tattooing or body piercing unless the person holds a valid license, issued by the board, to engage in such practice;

(3) teach cosmetology in a licensed school unless the person holds a valid cosmetology instructor's license issued by the board;

(4) conduct a school for teaching nail technology unless the person holds a valid license, issued by the board, to conduct the school;

(5) teach nail technology in a licensed school unless the person holds a valid cosmetology or manicuring instructor's license issued by the board;

(6) conduct a school for teaching electrology unless the person holds a valid license, issued by the board, to conduct the school;

(7) teach electrology in a licensed school or clinic unless the person holds a valid electrology instructor's license issued by the board;

(8) conduct a school for teaching esthetics unless the person holds a valid license, issued by the board, to conduct the school;

(9) teach esthetics in a licensed school unless the person holds a valid cosmetology or esthetics instructor's license issued by the board;

(10) own or operate a school, salon or clinic where cosmetology, esthetics, nail technology or electrology is taught or practiced unless the person holds a valid school, salon or clinic license issued by the board;

(11) teach or practice cosmetology, esthetics, nail technology or electrology in a school, salon or clinic unless the owner or operator of the school, salon or clinic holds a valid school, salon or clinic license issued by the board; or

(12) provide a service constituting the practice of cosmetology, nail technology, esthetics or electrology by use of a medical device registered with the federal food and drug administration, or as defined in federal or state law which may be distributed only upon the order of a physician. This act does not prohibit a board of cosmetology licensee from providing services using a medical device upon the order and under the supervision of a physician and in a location maintained by the physician. (b) The provisions of this act shall not apply to:

(1) Any person licensed as a barber or apprentice barber;

(2) any person licensed to practice medicine and surgery, chiropractic, optometry, nursing or dentistry, while engaged in that practice;

(3) any person who is a licensed physical therapist or certified physical therapist assistant while engaged in that practice; or

(4) any teacher while engaged in instructing elementary or secondary school students in the proper care of their own persons.

(c) A person holding a license as a cosmetology technician on the day immediately preceding the effective date of this act shall continue to be a licensed cosmetology technician and perform the functions of a cosmetology technician, as such term was defined immediately prior to the effective date of this act, and may renew such license subject to the payment of fees and other conditions and limitations on the renewal of licenses under article 19 of chapter 65 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated and acts amendatory of the provisions thereof.

(d) If the board determines that an individual has violated subsection (a), in addition to any other penalties imposed by law, the board, in accordance with the Kansas administrative procedure act, may issue a cease and desist order against such individual or may assess such individual a fine of not to exceed $1,500, or may issue such order and assess such fine. In determining the amount of fine to be assessed, the board may consider the following factors: (1) Willfulness of the violation, (2) repetitions of the violation and (3) risk of harm to the public caused by the violation.

(e) A violation of subsection (a) of this section is a class C misdemeanor.

History: L. 1927, ch. 245, § 2; L. 1943, ch. 222, § 2; L. 1949, ch. 334, § 1; L. 1963, ch. 316, § 1; L. 1963, ch. 317, §1; L. 1970, ch. 256, § 1; L. 1972, ch. 232, § 1; L. 1975, ch. 322, § 2; L. 1983, ch. 212,§2; L. 1984, ch. 231, § 2; L. 1987, ch. 238, § 2; L. 1992, ch. 108, § 2; L. 1995, ch. 120, § 2; L. 1998, ch. 160, § 2; L. 2002, ch. 187, § 2; L. 2003, ch. 128, § 23; L. 2008, ch. 108, § 2; July 1.

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65-1903. Schools; licensure and fees; instructor's license; instructor-in-training permit.

(a) Licensed schools may be established and maintained in this state where the profession of cosmetology may be taught or acquired, under the following conditions and regulations:

(1) (A) Any person may apply to the board for a license for conducting a school for the teaching of the profession of cosmetology.

(B) The license shall be granted by the board upon proper and sufficient showing of competency of the applicant and assurance of compliance by the applicant with the requirements of this act, all reasonable rules and regulations adopted by the board for the proper conduct of the school and all applicable sanitation standards adopted by the secretary of health and environment pursuant to K.S.A. 65-1,148, and amendments thereto.

(C) Prior to issuance of the license, the applicant shall pay to the board the nonrefundable license application fee established under K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto.

(D) School licenses shall be renewed before July 1 of each year by submitting an application and payment of the nonrefundable license renewal fee established under K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto.

(E) Any license may be renewed by the applicant within 30 days after the expiration date of the last license upon payment of a delinquent renewal fee.

(F) No license fee shall be required of schools operating under the state board of regents or any tax-supported school.

(G) Nothing in this act shall prohibit any person who is a licensed electrologist, while acting as owner and manager of the person's clinic or establishment, from teaching electrology in the regular course of the person's business, but at no time shall any clinic or establishment have more than one apprentice or charge tuition for its teaching services.

(2) (A) Each school licensed under this subsection (a) shall remain under the constant supervision of the board.

(B) Before July 1, 2009, each licensed school at all times shall employ and maintain a sufficient number of instructors, duly licensed in the practices they teach, to provide at least one instructor for every 25 students. On and after July 1, 2009, each licensed school at all times shall employ and maintain a sufficient number of instructors, duly licensed in the practices they teach, to provide at least one instructor for every 25 students on the floor where the consumer services are provided in addition to one instructor for every 25 students in the instructional classroom.

(C) One instructor in training shall count as an instructor toward to the required ratio of instructors to students.

(D) (1) Each licensed school shall provide a course of instruction and practice in preparation for the profession of cosmetology.

(2) The course of instruction and practice shall require not less than 1,500 clock hours, or a licensed school may elect to base the course of instruction and practice on credit hours.

(3) The formula for conversion from clock hour to credit hour shall be provided by a recognized accrediting body which is approved by the United States department of education for the accreditation of schools of cosmetology and the licensed school applying the credit hour conversion must be accredited through the accrediting body providing the conversion formula.

(4) The formula for conversion from clock hour to credit hour shall be subject to review by the board.

(5) Each course of instruction and practice shall include those core areas of education as determined and defined by the board.

(6) Each licensed school of cosmetology shall cover a period of not less than nine nor more than 12 months of training for full-time students.

(E) (1) In addition, the school may provide a course of instruction and practice in preparation for the profession of nail technology.

(2) The course of instruction and practice shall require not less than 350 clock hours, or a licensed school may elect to base the course of instruction and practice on credit hours.

(3) The formula for conversion from clock hour to credit hour shall be provided by a recognized accrediting body which is approved by the United States department of education for the accreditation of schools of cosmetology and the licensed school applying the credit hour conversion must be accredited through the accrediting body providing the conversion formula.

(4) The formula for conversion from clock hour to credit hour shall be subject to review by the board

. (5) Each course of instruction and practice shall include those core areas of education as determined and defined by the board.

(F) (1) Each licensed school of cosmetology may provide instruction and practice in the profession of esthetics.

(2) Before July 1, 2009, the course of instruction and practice shall require not less than 650 clock hours, or a licensed school may elect to base the course of instruction and practice on credit hours. On and after July 1, 2009, the course of instruction and practice shall require not less than 1,000 clock hours, or a licensed school may elect to base the course of instruction and practice on credit hours.

(3) The formula for conversion from clock hour to credit hour shall be provided by a recognized accrediting body which is approved by the United States department of education for the accreditation of schools of cosmetology and the licensed school applying the credit hour conversion must be accredited through the accrediting body providing the conversion formula.

(4) The formula for conversion from clock hour to credit hour shall be subject to review by the board.

(5) Each course of instruction and practice shall include those core areas of education as determined by the board.

(6) (i) Such course of training shall include the practices of cosmetology for all major ethnic groups residing in the state, and the board shall require by rules and regulations that each school shall provide instruction for part-time students who are unable to attend a full schedule of classes each week because of part-time employment; enrollment in an accredited public or private school of secondary education by a student who is pursuing a course of study leading to a diploma from such school; enrollment in a cooperative industrial training program, approved by the division of vocational education of the state department of education, by a student who is working toward an occupational objective; or the principles or tenets of the student's religion preventing full-time attendance.

(ii) Instruction of a part-time student shall be completed by the student within 18 months after the student's enrollment in the school.

(b) Any person who teaches the profession of cosmetology in a licensed school of cosmetology shall be required to obtain a cosmetology instructor's license from the board. To qualify for a cosmetology instructor's license, the applicant must:

(1) Be licensed as a cosmetologist under this act;

(2) either (A) have practiced as a cosmetologist for one year prior to licensure and successfully completed 300 hours of instructor training or

(B) have successfully completed 450 hours of instructor training;

(3) pass a cosmetology instructor exam, administered by the board or the board's designee; and

(4) pay the nonrefundable instructor license application fee established by K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto.

A cosmetology instructor license shall be renewed every two years by furnishing satisfactory evidence that the applicant, except the first renewal period following licensure for applicants not holding a cosmetology instructor license on the effective date of this act, has completed 20 clock hours of continuing education approved by the board in the practice of cosmetology and teaching skills and methods, and by paying the nonrefundable license renewal fee established by K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto.

(c) Licensed schools may be established and maintained in this state where nail technology may be taught or acquired, under the following conditions and regulations:

(1) (A) Any person may apply to the board for a license for conducting a school for the teaching of nail technology.

(B) The license shall be granted by the board upon proper and sufficient showing of competency of the applicant and assurance of compliance by the applicant with the requirements of this act, all reasonable rules and regulations adopted by the board for the proper conduct of the school and all applicable sanitation standards adopted by the secretary of health and environment pursuant to K.S.A. 65-1,148, and amendments thereto.

(C) Prior to issuance of the license, the applicant shall pay to the board the nonrefundable license application fee established under K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto.

(D) School licenses shall be renewed before July 1 of each year by submitting an application and payment of the nonrefundable license renewal fee established under K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto.

(E) Any license may be renewed by the applicant within 30 days after the expiration date of the last license upon payment of a delinquent renewal fee.

(F) No license fee shall be required of schools operating under the state board of regents or any tax-supported school.

(2) (A) Each school licensed under this subsection (c) shall remain under the constant supervision of the board.

(B) Before July 1, 2009, each licensed school at all times shall employ and maintain a sufficient number of instructors, duly licensed in the practices they teach, to provide at least one instructor for every 25 students. On and after July 1, 2009, each licensed school at all times shall employ and maintain a sufficient number of instructors, duly licensed in the practices they teach, to provide at least one instructor for every 25 students on the floor where the consumer services are provided in addition to one instructor for every 25 students in the instructional classroom.

(C) Not more than one instructor in training shall count as an instructor toward the required ratio of instructors to students.

(D) Each licensed school shall provide a course of instruction and practice in preparation for the profession of manicurist.

(E) The course of instruction and practice shall require not less than 350 clock hours, or a licensed school may elect to base the course of instruction and practice on credit hours.

(F) The formula for conversion from clock hour to credit hour shall be provided by a recognized accrediting body which is approved by the United States department of education for the accreditation of schools of cosmetology and the licensed school applying the credit hour conversion must be accredited through the accrediting body providing the conversion formula.

(G) The formula for conversion from clock hour to credit hour shall be subject to review by the board.

(H) Each course of instruction and practice shall include those core areas of education as determined and defined by the board.

(3) (A) The board shall require by rules and regulations that each school shall provide instruction for part-time students who are unable to attend a full schedule of classes each week because of part-time employment; enrollment in an accredited public or private school of secondary education by a student who is pursuing a course of study leading to a diploma from such school; enrollment in a cooperative industrial training program, approved by the division of vocational education of the state department of education, by a student who is working toward an occupational objective; or the principles or tenets of the student's religion preventing full-time attendance.

(B) Instruction of all students shall be completed by the student within six months after the student's enrollment in the school.

(d) Any person who teaches nail technology in a licensed school of cosmetology or nail technology shall be required to obtain a manicuring instructor's license from the board, unless the person holds a valid cosmetology instructor's license issued under subsection (b). To qualify for a manicuring instructor's license, the applicant must:

(1) Be licensed as a cosmetologist or manicurist under this act;

(2) either (A) have practiced as a manicurist or cosmetologist for one year prior to licensure and successfully completed 300 hours of instructor training or

(B) have successfully completed 450 hours of instructor training;

(3) pass a manicuring instructor exam, administered by the board or the board's designee; and

(4) pay a nonrefundable instructor license application fee established by K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto.

A manicuring instructor license shall expire every two years and shall be renewed by furnishing satisfactory evidence that the applicant, except the first renewal period following licensure for applicants not holding a manicuring instructor license on the effective date of this act, has completed 20 clock hours of continuing education, approved by the board, in the practice of manicuring and teaching skills and methods and paying the nonrefundable license renewal fee established by K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto.

(e) Licensed schools may be established and maintained in this state where the profession of esthetics may be taught or acquired, under the following conditions and regulations:

(1) (A) Any person may apply to the board for a license for conducting a school for the teaching of the profession of esthetics.

(B) The license shall be granted by the board upon proper and sufficient showing of competency of the applicant and assurance of compliance by the applicant with the requirements of this act, all reasonable rules and regulations adopted by the board for proper conduct of the school and all applicable sanitation standards adopted by the secretary of health and environment pursuant to K.S.A. 65-1,148, and amendments thereto.

(C) Prior to issuance of the license, the applicant shall pay to the board the nonrefundable license application fee established under K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto.

(D) School licenses shall be renewed before July 1 of each year by submitting an application and payment of the nonrefundable license renewal fee established under K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto.

(E) Any license may be renewed by the applicant within 30 days after the date of expiration of the last license upon payment of a delinquent renewal fee.

(F) No license fee shall be required of schools operating under the state board of regents or any tax-supported school.

(2) (A) Each school licensed under this subsection (e) shall remain under the constant supervision of the board.

(B) Before July 1, 2009, each licensed school at all times shall employ and maintain a sufficient number of instructors, duly licensed in the practices they teach, to provide at least one full-time instructor for every 25 students. On and after July 1, 2009, each licensed school at all times shall employ and maintain a sufficient number of instructors, duly licensed in the practices they teach, to provide at least one instructor for every 25 students on the floor where the consumer services are provided in addition to one instructor for every 25 students in the instructional classroom.

(C) Not more than one instructor in training shall count as an instructor toward the required ratio of instructors to students.

(D) Each licensed school shall provide a course of instruction and practice in preparation for the profession of esthetics.

(E) Before July 1, 2009, the course of instruction and practice shall require not less than 650 clock hours, or a licensed school may elect to base the course of instruction and practice on credit hours. On and after July 1, 2009, the course of instruction and practice shall require not less than 1,000 clock hours, or a licensed school may elect to base the course of instruction and practice on credit hours.

(F) The formula for conversion from clock hour to credit hour shall be provided by a recognized accrediting body which is approved by the United States department of education for the accreditation of schools of cosmetology and the licensed school applying the credit hour conversion must be accredited through the accrediting body providing the conversion formula.

(G) The formula for conversion from clock hour to credit hour shall be subject to review by the board.

(H) Each course of instruction and practice shall include those core areas of education as determined and defined by the board.

(f) Any person who teaches esthetics in a licensed school of cosmetology or esthetics shall be required to obtain an esthetics instructor's license from the board, unless the person holds a valid cosmetology instructor's license issued under subsection (b). To qualify for an esthetics instructor's license, the applicant must:

(1) Be licensed as a cosmetologist or esthetician under this act;

(2) either (A) have practiced as an esthetician or cosmetologist for one year prior to licensure and successfully completed 300 hours of instructor training or

(B) have successfully completed 450 hours of instructor training;

(3) pass an esthetician instructor exam, administered by the board or the board's designee; and

(4) pay a nonrefundable license application fee established by K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto.

An esthetics instructor license shall expire every two years and shall be renewed by furnishing satisfactory evidence that the applicant, except the first renewal period following licensure for applicants not holding an esthetics instructor license on the effective date of this act, has completed 20 clock hours of continuing education, approved by the board, in the practice of esthetics and teaching skills and methods and by paying the nonrefundable license renewal fee established by K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto.

(g) Licensed schools may be established and maintained in this state where the profession of electrology may be taught or acquired, under the following conditions and regulations:

(1) (A) Any person may apply to the board for a license for conducting a school for the teaching of the profession of electrology.

(B) The license shall be granted by the board upon proper and sufficient showing of competency of the applicant and assurance of compliance by the applicant with the requirements of this act, all reasonable rules and regulations adopted by the board for the proper conduct of the school and all applicable sanitation standards adopted by the secretary of health and environment pursuant to K.S.A. 65-1,148, and amendments thereto.

(C) Prior to issuance of the license, the applicant shall pay to the board the nonrefundable license application fee established under K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto.

(D) School licenses shall be renewed before July 1 of each year by submitting an application and payment of the nonrefundable license renewal fee established under K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto.

(E) Any license may be renewed by the applicant within 30 days after the expiration date of the last license upon payment of a delinquent renewal fee.

(F) No license fee shall be required of schools operating under the state board of regents or any tax-supported school.

(G) Nothing in this act shall prohibit any person who is a licensed instructor of electrology or who is and has been for at least three years a licensed electrologist, while acting as owner and manager of the person's salon, clinic or establishment, from teaching electrology in the regular course of the person's business, but at no time shall any salon, clinic or establishment have more than one apprentice or charge tuition for its teaching services.

(2) (A) Each school licensed under this subsection (g) shall remain under the constant supervision of the board.

(B) Each licensed school at all times shall employ and maintain a sufficient number of instructors, duly licensed in the practices they teach, to provide at least one full-time instructor for every four students on the floor where the consumer services are provided in addition to one instructor for every four students in the instructional classroom.

(C) Each licensed school shall provide a course of instruction and practice in preparation for the profession of electrology.

(D) The course of instruction and practice shall require not less than 500 clock hours, or a licensed school may elect to base the course of instruction and practice on credit hours.

(E) The formula for conversion from clock hour to credit hour shall be provided by a recognized accrediting body which is approved by the United States department of education for the accreditation of schools of cosmetology and the licensed school applying the credit hour conversion must be accredited through the accrediting body providing the conversion formula.

(F) The formula for conversion from clock hour to credit hour shall be subject to review by the board

. (G) Each course of instruction and practice shall include those core areas of education as determined and defined by the board.

(h) Any person who teaches electrology in a licensed school of cosmetology or electrology shall be required to obtain an electrology instructor's license from the board. To qualify for an electrology instructor's license, the applicant must:

(1) Be licensed as an electrologist under this act;

(2) either (A) have practiced as an electrologist for one year prior to licensure and successfully completed 300 hours of instructor training or

(B) have successfully completed 450 hours of instructor training;

(3) pass an electrology instructor exam, administered by the board or the board's designee; and

(4) pay a nonrefundable instructor license application fee established under K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto.

Electrology instructor licenses shall expire every two years and may be renewed by furnishing satisfactory evidence that the applicant, except the first renewal period following licensure for applicants not holding an electrology instructor license on the effective date of this act, has completed 20 clock hours of continuing education, approved by the board, in the practice and teaching of electrology and paying the nonrefundable license renewal fee established under K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto.

To teach in a licensed salon, the electrologist is issued a license for the period of training for the student. To qualify they must:

(1) Be a licensed practicing electrologist for a three-year period and

(2) pay a nonrefundable instructor license application fee established under K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto.

(i) The board may adopt through rules and regulations a curriculum for cosmetology, nail technology, esthetics and electrology instructor training to be provided in a licensed school of cosmetology.

(j) Any instructor's license may be renewed by an applicant within one month after the date of expiration of the applicant's last license upon submission of proof, satisfactory to the board, of the applicants current hours and qualifications to renew practice as an instructor and payment of the applicable nonrefundable renewal fee and delinquent fee prescribed in K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto. Any applicant whose instructor's license has expired for more than one month may obtain a license in the same manner and on payment of the same nonrefundable fees as provided for an applicant for an original license.

(k) (1) The board shall provide by rules and regulations instructor-in-training permits for applicants wishing to become an instructor in any of the schools listed in subsections (a) through (i).

(2) To obtain an instructor-in-training permit the applicant shall:

(A) One week prior to starting the 100 clock hours of teaching skills and methodology required under (B)(ii) submit to the board a notice of intent to become an instructor-in-training and be enrolled in a board-approved instructor's training program. This notification shall be on the application form for the instructor-in-training permit and accompanied by a nonrefundable fee set by the board.

(B) Upon the applicant's submitting to the board proof, satisfactory to the board, of achieving the following terms the applicant shall obtain the instructor-in-training permit:

(i) Be licensed as a cosmetologist or licensed in the profession in which the application would be instructing;

(ii) have completed 100 clock hours of the required clock hours of teaching skills and methodology; and

(iii) pay the required nonrefundable application fee.

(3) The instructor-in-training permit shall be good for six months. If the student does not complete the required training, the board, upon good cause shown, may extend the permit for an additional six months.

(4) For purposes of the required student-to-instructor ratio, there shall be only one student with a student instructor permit who may be a student instructor on the school staff.

(5) At no time shall an instructor-in-training practice without the supervision of a licensed instructor.

(6) Failure to complete the instructor curriculum or to take the required exam within six months of the date of application will require the submission of a new instructor's application and the required number of clock hours of instructor's training.

History: L. 1927, ch. 245, § 3; L. 1943, ch. 222, § 3; L. 1951, ch. 361, § 1; L. 1963, ch. 316, § 2; L. 1965, ch. 381,§ 1; L. 1967, ch. 343, § 1; L. 1969, ch. 298, § 1; L. 1970, ch. 257,§ 1; L. 1970, ch. 256, § 2; L. 1971, ch. 210, § 1; L. 1972, ch. 232,§ 2; L. 1975, ch. 322, § 3; L. 1981, ch. 249, § 1; L. 1983, ch. 212,§3; L. 1984, ch. 231, § 3; L. 1987, ch. 238, § 3; L. 1989, ch. 195, § 5; L. 1992, ch. 108, § 3; L. 1995, ch. 120, § 3; L. 1998, ch. 160, § 3; L. 2002, ch. 187, § 3; L. 2008, ch. 108, § 3; July 1.

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65-1904. Licenses; application and examination; fees; reinstatement of expired license; effect of service in armed forces.

(a) Unless revoked for cause, all licenses of cosmetologists, cosmetology technicians, estheticians, electrologists and manicurists issued or renewed by the board shall expire on the expiration dates established by rules and regulations adopted by the board under this section. Subject to the other provisions of this subsection, each such license shall be renewable on a biennial basis upon the filing of a renewal application prior to the expiration of the license, payment of the nonrefundable license renewal fee established under this section and the filing of a successfully completed written renewal examination prescribed by the board under this subsection. For renewal applications the board shall prescribe a written renewal examination for each classification of licensee under this subsection which will test the applicant's understanding of the laws relating to the practice for which the applicant holds a license, will test the applicant's understanding of health and sanitation matters relating to the practice for which the applicant holds a license and will test the understanding of the applicant about safety matters relating to the practice for which the applicant holds a license. The board shall fix the score for the successful completion of a written renewal examination. At least 30 days prior to the expiration of a license, the board shall provide to the licensee notice of the date of expiration of the license.

(b) (1) Any cosmetologist's, cosmetology technician's, esthetician's, electrologist's or manicurist's license may be renewed by the applicant within six months after the date of expiration of the applicant's last license upon submission of proof, satisfactory to the board, of the applicant's qualifications to practice as a cosmetologist, cosmetology technician, esthetician, electrologist or manicurist, successfully completing the renewal exam and payment of the applicable nonrefundable renewal fee and delinquent fee prescribed pursuant to this section.

(2) Any applicant whose license as a cosmetologist, cosmetology technician, esthetician, electrologist or manicurist has been expired for more than six months may obtain reinstatement of such license upon application to the board, upon filing with the board a successfully completed written renewal examination and upon payment of the applicable nonrefundable delinquent renewal fee and a nonrefundable renewal penalty fee of $100.

(c) Any applicant for a license other than a renewal license shall make a verified application to the board on such forms as the board may require and, upon payment of the license application fee and the examination fee shall be examined by the board or their appointees and shall be issued a license, if found to be duly qualified to practice the profession of cosmetologist, esthetician, electrologist or manicurist.

(d) The board is hereby authorized to adopt rules and regulations fixing the amount of nonrefundable fees for the following items and to charge and collect the amounts so fixed, subject to the following limitations:

Cosmetologist license application fee, for two years—not more than $60

Cosmetologist license renewal fee 60

Delinquent cosmetologist renewal fee 25

Cosmetology technician license renewal fee, for two years—not more than 60

Delinquent cosmetology technician renewal fee 25

Electrologist license application fee, for two years—not more than 60

Electrologist license renewal fee 60

Delinquent electrologist renewal fee 25

Manicurist license application fee, for two years—not more than 60

Manicurist license renewal fee 60

Delinquent manicurist renewal fee 25

Esthetician license application fee, for two years—not more than 60

Esthetician license renewal fee 60

Delinquent esthetician renewal fee 25

Any apprentice license application fee—not more than 15

New school license application fee 150

School license renewal fee—not more than 75

Delinquent school license fee—not more than 50

New cosmetology services salon or electrology clinic license application fee—not more than 100

Cosmetology services salon or electrology clinic license renewal fee—not more than 50

Delinquent cosmetology services salon or electrology clinic renewal fee 30

Cosmetologist's examination—not more than 75

Electrologist's examination—not more than 75

Manicurist's examination—not more than 75

Esthetician examination—not more than 75

Instructor's examination—not more than 75

Reciprocity application fee—not more than 75

Verification of licensure 20

Any duplicate of license 25

Instructor's license application fee, for two years—not more than 100

Renewal of instructor's license fee 75

Delinquent instructor's renewal fee—not more than 75

Temporary permit fee 15

Statutes and regulations book 5

Instructor-in-training permit 505

(e) Whenever the board determines that the total amount of revenue derived from the fees collected pursuant to this section is insufficient to carry out the purposes for which the fees are collected, the board may amend its rules and regulations to increase the amount of the fee, except that the amount of the fee for any item shall not exceed the maximum amount authorized by this subsection. Whenever the amount of fees collected pursuant to this section provides revenue in excess of the amount necessary to carry out the purposes for which such fees are collected, it shall be the duty of the board to decrease the amount of the fee for one or more of the items listed in this subsection by amending the rules and regulations which fix the fees.

(f) Any person who failed to obtain a renewal license while in the armed forces of the United States shall be entitled to a renewal license upon filing application, paying the nonrefundable renewal fee for the current year during which the person has been discharged and successfully completing the renewal exam.

History: L. 1927, ch. 245, § 7; L. 1933, ch. 279, § 3; L. 1943, ch. 222, § 4; L. 1945, ch. 253, § 1; L. 1949, ch. 334, § 2; L. 1951, ch. 361, § 2; L. 1963, ch. 317, § 2; L. 1970, ch. 256, § 3; L. 1975, ch. 322, § 4; L. 1980, ch. 192, § 1; L. 1983, ch. 212, § 4; L. 1987, ch. 238, § 4; L. 1995, ch. 119, § 1; L. 1995, ch. 248, § 1; L. 1997, ch. 146, § 6; L. 1998, ch. 160, § 4; L. 2001, ch. 193, § 1; L. 2002, ch. 187, § 4; L. 2009, ch. 80, § 1; Apr. 23.

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65-1904a. Salon or clinic license; application and fee; inspection and reinspection; practice in private residence; renewal; practice outside salon, clinic or private residence.

(a) Any licensed cosmetologist, esthetician, electrologist, manicurist, or person desiring to establish a salon or clinic shall make application, on a form provided, to the Kansas state board of cosmetology, accompanied by the new salon or clinic license fee established under K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto. Upon filing of the application, the board shall inspect the equipment as to safety and sanitary condition of the premises and if the equipment and premises are found to comply with the rules and regulations of the secretary of health and environment and the rules and regulations of the Kansas state board of cosmetology, the board shall issue a new salon or clinic license.

(b) Nothing herein contained shall be construed as preventing any licensed cosmetologist, manicurist, esthetician or electrologist from practicing in the field for which licensed in such licensee's private home or residence if the home or residence complies with rules and regulations of the secretary and the state board. A licensed cosmetologist, manicurist, esthetician or electrologist may provide services in the field in which licensed in a place other than the licensed salon or clinic or a private home or residence of the licensed cosmetologist, manicurist, esthetician or electrologist. Excluding services provided by a licensed cosmetologist, manicurist, esthetician or electrologist in a health care facility, hospital or nursing home or in the residence of a person requiring home care arising from physical or mental disabilities, in order to provide such services, such licensed cosmetologist, manicurist, esthetician or electrologist shall be employed in a salon or clinic or in the licensed cosmetologist's, manicurist's, esthetician's or electrologist's private home or residence for at least 51% of the total hours per week employed; and shall attest by affidavit that such cosmetology, manicuring, esthetics or electrology services shall be provided only in the residence or office of the person receiving services.

(c) Licensed salons and clinics may be reinspected in accordance with a schedule determined by the board by rules and regulations or upon a complaint made to the board that such salon or clinic is not being maintained in compliance with rules and regulations of the board. The license shall expire on June 30 following its issuance. Any such license may be renewed upon application accompanied by the salon or clinic license renewal fee made to the board before July 1 of the year in which the license expires. Any license may be renewed by the applicant within 60 days after the date of expiration of the last license upon payment of a delinquent renewal fee.

History: L. 1943, ch. 222, § 5; L. 1945, ch. 253, § 2; L. 1949, ch. 334, § 3; L. 1963, ch. 317, § 3; L. 1970, ch. 256, § 4; L. 1975, ch. 322, § 5; L. 1987, ch. 238, § 5; L. 1998, ch. 160, § 5; L. 2000, ch. 109, § 3; L. 2002, ch. 187, § 5; July 1.

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65-1904b. Licensure, reciprocity, conditions.

(a) Upon application to the Kansas state board of cosmetology on a form provided for application for a cosmetologist, esthetician or electrologist license, accompanied by the application fee, a person practicing as a cosmetologist, esthetician or electrologist under the laws of another state or jurisdiction shall be granted a license entitling the person to practice in this state if:

(1) The person is not less than 17 years of age and a graduate of an accredited high school, or equivalent thereof;

(2) the person submits to the board verification of date of birth; and

(3) the person holds a current license in another state in the area of practice in which the person seeks a license and meets at least one of the following criteria:

(A) The person passes a written and a practical examination administered by the board relating to the area of practice in which the person seeks a license; or

(B) the person has the number of hours of training required for licensure in this state and passes the written examination administered for license renewal under subsection (a) of K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto.

(b) The renewal of a license issued pursuant to this section shall be in the manner provided in K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 1943, ch. 222, § 6; L. 1963, ch. 317, § 4; L. 1970, ch. 256, § 5; L. 1975, ch. 322, § 6; L. 1981, ch. 249, § 2; L. 1983, ch. 212, § 5; L. 1987, ch. 238, § 6; L. 1998, ch. 160, § 6; L. 2002, ch. 187, § 6; L. 2008, ch. 108, § 4; July 1.

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65-1905. Examinations; qualifications of applicants; temporary permit.

(a) All examinations held or conducted by the board shall be in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the board. The examinations shall include a written test administered at the completion of 1,000 hours of training. If the applicant has attended a licensed school electing to base the course of instruction and practice on credit hours as provided in K.S.A. 65-1903, and amendments thereto, the written test shall be administered at the completion of the credit hours which are the equivalent of 1,000 clock hours under the formula for conversion used by the licensed school. A practical test may be administered prior to licensure. Examinations to qualify for an instructor's license shall be limited to written tests.

(b) Each applicant for licensure by examination shall:

(1) Be at least 17 years of age;

(2) be a graduate of an accredited high school, or equivalent thereof. The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to any applicant who was at least 25 years of age and licensed as an apprentice on May 21, 1998;

(3) submit to the board verification of date of birth; and

(4) have served as an apprentice for the period of time provided by K.S.A. 65-1912, and amendments thereto.

(c) Any person making application who apparently possesses the necessary qualifications to take an examination provided herein, upon application and payment of the nonrefundable temporary permit fee, may be issued a temporary permit by the board to practice cosmetology until the next regular examination conducted by the board.

History: L. 1927, ch. 245, § 8; L. 1943, ch. 222, § 7; L. 1951, ch. 361, § 3; L. 1963, ch. 316, § 3; L. 1965, ch. 381, § 2; L. 1971, ch. 210, § 2; L. 1972, ch. 232, § 3; L. 1975, ch. 322, § 7; L. 1981, ch. 249, § 3; L. 1983, ch. 212, § 6; L. 1998, ch. 160, § 7; L. 1999, ch. 14, § 1; L. 2002, ch. 187, § 7; L. 2008, ch. 108, § 5; July 1.

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65-1906. Display of license, inspection report.

(a) Each licensed cosmetologist, cosmetology technician, esthetician, manicurist, electrologist and instructor shall display such person's license in a conspicuous place in the salon, clinic or school where the holder thereof is employed or working.

(b) Each holder of a salon, clinic or school license shall display the license and most recent inspection report and the sanitation standards prescribed by the secretary of health and environment pursuant to K.S.A. 65-1,148, and amendments thereto, in a conspicuous place in the salon, clinic or school.

History: L. 1927, ch. 245, § 9; L. 1943, ch. 222, § 8; L. 1949, ch. 334, § 4; L. 1998, ch. 160, § 8; L. 2008, ch. 108, § 6; July 1.

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65-1907. Inspectors, duties and training; student requirements.

The chairperson, with the approval of the board, shall employ inspectors to inspect schools, salons and clinics and the inspectors shall perform all of the inspection duties of the board, as required by this act, rules and regulations of the board and sanitation standards adopted by the secretary of health and environment pursuant to K.S.A. 65-1,148 and amendments thereto. The board shall provide training to the inspectors to enable the inspectors to provide current information to school, salon and clinic personnel regarding requirements of applicable statutes and regulations. It shall be the duty of the board to determine the number of hours and practice work required of students in each subject of cosmetology, nail technology, esthetics and electrology taught in a licensed school.

History: L. 1927, ch. 245, § 10; L. 1961, ch. 385, § 4; L. 1975, ch. 462, § 94; L. 1987, ch. 238, § 7; L. 1989, ch. 195, § 6; L. 1995, ch. 120, § 5; L. 1998, ch. 160, § 9; May 21.

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65-1908. Revocation, censure, limitation or condition, suspension, nonrenewal or refusal of license, assessment of fines; grounds; authority of inspectors.

(a) The board, in accordance with the provisions of the Kansas administrative procedure act, may refuse to issue or renew a license, or revoke, suspend, censure, limit or condition a license for any of the following reasons:

(1) Failure to comply with the sanitation standards prescribed by the secretary of health and environment pursuant to K.S.A. 65-1,148, and amendments thereto;

(2) failure to comply with any provision of this act, with the rules and regulations of the board of cosmetology or with any order issued by the board;

(3) has become a danger to the public by reason of alcohol or drug abuse;

(4) conviction of a felony unless the applicant or licensee is able to demonstrate to the board's satisfaction that such person has been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust;

(5) the obtaining of, or the attempt to obtain, a license by fraudulent misrepresentation or bribery;

(6) advertising by means of false or knowingly deceptive matter or statement;

(7) failure to display the annual license or inspection report as provided for in this act;

(8) gross negligence or unprofessional conduct as defined by rules and regulations of the board; or

(9) has had a license revoked, suspended or limited, or has had other disciplinary action taken, or an application for a license denied, by the proper regulatory authority of another state, territory, District of Columbia or another country, a certified copy of the record of the action of the other jurisdiction being conclusive evidence thereof.

(b) The board may order the remedying of any violations of rules and regulations of the board or any provision of this act, and the board may issue a cease and desist order upon board determination that the holder of a license or any person has violated any order of the board, any rules and regulations of the board or any provision of this act.

(c) Inspectors employed by the board shall have such powers as the board may prescribe by rules and regulations to make inspections, investigations, and inquiries, except that a permanent order for closing any establishment licensed by the board shall be issued only by the board.

(d) In addition to the board's authority to refuse licensure or impose discipline pursuant to subsection (a), the board shall have the authority to assess a fine not in excess of $1,000 against a licensee for each of the reasons specified in subsection (a). Such fine may be assessed in lieu of or in addition to such discipline.

History: L. 1927, ch. 245, § 11; L. 1961, ch. 385, § 5; L. 1975, ch. 322, § 8; L. 1984, ch. 313, § 116; L. 1989, ch. 195, § 7; L. 1992, ch. 108, § 4; L. 1995, ch. 119, § 2; L. 1998, ch. 160, § 10; L. 2002, ch. 187, § 8; L. 2008, ch. 108, § 7; July 1.

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65-1909. Violations; civil and criminal remedies.

(a) No person shall:

(1) Employ an individual or allow any individual to engage in any activity for which a license is required pursuant to K.S.A. 65-1902, and amendments thereto unless such individual holds a currently valid license issued to such individual;

(2) violate any order or ruling of the state board of cosmetology;

(3) fail or refuse to comply with rules and regulations prescribed by the board or applicable sanitation standards adopted by the secretary of health and environment pursuant to K.S.A. 65-1,148, and amendments thereto; or

(4) violate any of the provisions of article 19 of chapter 65 of Kansas Statutes Annotated.

(b) Violation of subsection (a) is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than $10 nor more than $100, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than 10 days nor more than 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

(c) The board may bring an action in its own name in a court of competent jurisdiction to enjoin any person from practicing or teaching cosmetology, esthetics, nail technology or electrology or from operating a salon, clinic or school where such courses are taught without a currently valid license. In any civil action brought under this section, it shall be presumed that irreparable damage will occur where the board alleges and proves a person committed a violation of such licensing laws. In addition to issuing an order for injunctive relief, the court also may assess a fine of not to exceed $1,500 against such person.

History: L. 1927, ch. 245, § 12; L. 1949, ch. 334, § 5; L. 1975, ch. 322, § 9; L. 1987, ch. 238, § 8; L. 1989, ch. 195, § 8; L. 1998, ch. 160, § 11; L. 2002, ch. 187, § 9; L. 2008, ch. 108, § 8; July 1.

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65-1910. Invalidity of part.

If any part or parts of this act be held to be unconstitutional, the remaining part or parts of this act shall be unaffected thereby.

History: L. 1927, ch. 245, § 14; June 1.

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65-1912. Apprentice license; practice as apprentice required prior to licensure; charge for services of apprentice.

(a) Any person desiring to practice as an apprentice shall be required to pay to the board the fee required pursuant to K.S.A. 65-1904, and amendments thereto, and obtain an apprentice license from the board. Application for an apprentice license allowing a person to practice in a licensed school shall be submitted to the board not more than 15 days after the person's enrollment in the school.

(b) (1) An applicant for examination and licensure as a cosmetologist shall be required to have practiced as an apprentice in a licensed school for not less than 1,500 clock hours or, if the applicant has attended a licensed school electing to base the course of instruction and practice on credit hours as provided in K.S.A. 65-1903, and amendments thereto, the applicant shall have practiced as an apprentice for not less than those credit hours which are the equivalent of 1,500 clock hours under the formula for conversion used by the licensed school.

(2) (A) Before July 1, 2009, an applicant for examination and licensure as an esthetician shall be required to have practiced as an apprentice in a licensed school for not less than 650 clock hours or, if the applicant has attended a licensed school electing to base the course of instruction and practice on credit hours as provided in K.S.A. 65-1903, and amendments thereto, the applicant shall have practiced as an apprentice for not less than those credit hours which are the equivalent of 650 clock hours under the formula for conversion used by the licensed school.

(B) On and after July 1, 2009, an applicant for examination and licensure as an esthetician shall be required to have practiced as an apprentice in a licensed school for not less than 1,000 clock hours, or, if the applicant has attended a licensed school electing to base the course of instruction and practice on credit hours as provided in K.S.A. 65-1903, and amendments thereto, the applicant shall have practiced as an apprentice for not less than those credit hours which are the equivalent of 1,000 clock hours under the formula for conversion used by the licensed school.

(3) An applicant for examination and licensure as a manicurist shall be required to have practiced as an apprentice in a licensed school of cosmetology or nail technology for not less than 350 clock hours or, if the applicant has attended a licensed school electing to base the course of instruction and practice on credit hours as provided in K.S.A. 65-1903, and amendments thereto, the applicant shall have practiced as an apprentice for not less than those credit hours which are the equivalent of 350 clock hours under the formula for conversion used by the licensed school.

(4) An applicant for examination and licensure as an electrologist shall be required to have practiced as an apprentice:

(A) In a licensed school of cosmetology or electrology for not less than 500 clock hours or, if the applicant has attended a licensed school electing to base the course of instruction and practice on credit hours as provided in K.S.A. 65-1903, and amendments thereto, the applicant shall have practiced as an apprentice for not less than those credit hours which are the equivalent of 500 clock hours under the formula for conversion used by the licensed school; or

(B) in a licensed clinic or establishment for not less than 1,000 clock hours of training. The duration of practice as an apprentice in a clinic or establishment must be in the clinic or establishment in which practice was commenced, except that the board may permit, upon written application and for good cause, the transfer of the apprentice to another clinic or establishment for completion of the term of apprenticeship. Any licensed cosmetologist who is practicing electrology in a licensed clinic or establishment on July 1, 1987, may apply for and be issued an electrologist's license without examination.

(c) No apprentice shall make any charge for the apprentice's services, but a licensed school of cosmetology, electrology or nail technology or a proprietor of a licensed clinic or establishment in which an apprentice of electrology practices may charge for services of the apprentice. (d) For purposes of subsection (b), a person is not required to have practiced as an apprentice continuously or without interruption in obtaining the required number of hours.

History: L. 1983, ch. 212, § 7; L. 1984, ch. 231, § 4; L. 1987, ch. 238, § 9; L. 1992, ch. 108, § 5; L. 1995, ch. 120, § 6; L. 1998, ch. 160, § 12; L. 2002, ch. 187, § 10; L. 2008, ch. 108, § 9; July 1.

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65-1928. Braiding of hair; exemption of persons engaged therein from practice of cosmetology, requirements; duties of secretary of health and environment.

The secretary of health and environment shall develop a brochure containing information about infection control techniques which are appropriate for hair braiding outside the salon setting. This brochure shall be made available through the department of health and environment's website or by mail, upon request, for a fee to cover the department of health and environment's printing costs. The brochure shall contain a self-test with questions on the information contained in the brochure. For an individual engaged in hair braiding to be exempt from the practice of cosmetology under K.S.A. 65-1901 and amendments thereto, such individual shall complete the self-test part of the brochure and keep the brochure and completed self-test available at the location at which the individual is braiding hair.

History: L. 2000, ch. 109, § 2; July 1.

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74-2701. Kansas state board of cosmetology; appointment; qualifications; terms; chairperson; executive director, treasurer; vacancies; oath.

(a) There is hereby created the Kansas state board of cosmetology, the members of which shall be appointed by the governor, to regulate the practice of the profession of cosmetology in Kansas. Not more than four members shall be of the same political party. Three members shall be licensed under the provisions of K.S.A. 65-1901 through 65-1912, and amendments thereto, at least two of whom shall be licensed cosmetologists; one member shall be a licensed permanent color technician and tattoo artist or a licensed body piercer; one member shall be an owner and licensed operator of a tanning facility; one member shall be a person who holds a valid school license issued by the board or a person who is engaged in the day-to-day operation of a school licensed by the board; and two members shall represent the general public interest. If none of the licensed cosmetologist members of the board is an African-American, at least one member representing the general public interest shall be an African-American. No manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer of cosmetic supplies or equipment used by the profession of cosmetology, or any representative of such manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer, shall become a member of the board.

(b) Members of the board serving prior to the effective date of this act may be reappointed as provided in this section. Of the members first appointed to the board on and after the effective date of this act, two members shall be appointed for terms of one year, two members shall be appointed for terms of two years and three members shall be appointed for terms of three years. Thereafter each member of the board shall be appointed for a term of three years, and until a successor is appointed and qualifies. The board shall annually select a chairperson from its membership.

(c) The governor shall appoint an executive director who shall serve at the pleasure of the governor. The executive director shall also be the treasurer of the board and shall keep a record of the proceedings and perform such other duties as the board shall direct.

(d) When a vacancy occurs by death or resignation, appointees to the board shall have the prescribed qualifications. All vacancies in the board shall be filled by the governor for the unexpired terms. The members of the board shall take the oath of office prescribed for public officers before entering upon the discharge of their duties.

History: L. 1927, ch. 245, § 4; L. 1961, ch. 385, § 1; L. 1963, ch. 316, § 4; L. 1967, ch. 434, § 34; L. 1969, ch. 370, § 1; L. 1978, ch. 308, § 60; L. 1981, ch. 249, § 4; L. 1992, ch. 262, § 10; L. 1996, ch. 138, § 16; L. 1998, ch. 160, § 13; L. 2002, ch. 187, § 16; July 1.

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74-2702. Meetings of board; records and register; seal; oaths; employees; inspectors, duties; salary of executive director; compensation and expenses of members.

(a) The Kansas state board of cosmetology shall meet immediately after appointment and determine policies of the board and conduct any business that may be before such board, and said officers thereafter shall meet as required by law, at times designated by the board and shall also meet on the call of the chairman. The executive director shall not be entitled to vote at such meetings. Said board shall keep a record of its proceedings and a register of the names of applicants for licenses, showing whether the licenses were granted or refused. Said board shall have a seal, and each of said members of said board shall have the authority and be empowered, for all purposes and duties of said board in connection therewith, to administer oaths. The chairman with the approval of the board shall have the power to appoint inspectors who shall perform all of the inspection duties of the board and may employ such additional help as may in his or her judgment be necessary to properly carry out the provisions of this act.

(b) All employees appointed as herein authorized, except the executive director, shall be within the classified service of the Kansas civil service act. The executive director shall be within the unclassified service of the Kansas civil service act and shall receive an annual salary to be fixed by the board, with the approval of the state finance council. Members of the state board of cosmetology attending meetings of such board, or attending a subcommittee meeting thereof authorized by such board, shall be paid compensation, subsistence allowances, mileage and other expenses as provided in K.S.A. 75-3223.

History: L. 1927, ch. 245, § 5; L. 1933, ch. 279, § 1; L. 1943, ch. 269, §16; L. 1945, ch. 253, § 3; L. 1951, ch. 361, § 4; L. 1961, ch. 385, § 2; L. 1965, ch. 458, § 12; L. 1967, ch. 443, § 11; L. 1969, ch. 370, § 2; L. 1974, ch. 348, § 57; L. 1975, ch. 322, § 10; July 1.

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74-2702a. Rules and regulations of board.

The Kansas state board of cosmetology may adopt rules and regulations as may be necessary for the administration of matters within the jurisdiction of the board.

History: L. 1969, ch. 370, § 3; L. 1995, ch. 119, § 3; July 1.

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74-2703. Meetings of board; examination of applicants.

It shall be the duty of such board to meet at least twice each year, and at such times and places as it may deem advisable, and shall at such times hold examinations of such applicants as shall have applied for licensure.

History: L. 1927, ch. 245, § 6; L. 1933, ch. 279, § 2; L. 1943, ch. 222, § 9; L. 1998, ch. 160, § 14; May 21.

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74-2704. Fees and moneys, disposition; cosmetology fee fund.

All fees and payments required to be paid by applicants for examinations or licenses, shall be paid to the executive director of the Kansas state board of cosmetology or the board's designee. The executive director, or the board's designee, shall remit all moneys received from fees, charges or penalties to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury. Ten percent of each such deposit shall be credited to the state general fund and the balance shall be credited to the cosmetology fee fund. All expenditures from such fund shall be made in accordance with appropriation acts upon warrants of the director of accounts and reports issued pursuant to vouchers approved by the executive director or by a person or persons designated by the board.

History: L. 1927, ch. 245, § 13; L. 1929, ch. 217, § 2; L. 1956, ch. 52, § 22; L. 1957, ch. 431, § 18; L. 1961, ch. 385, § 3; L. 1963, ch. 398, § 25; L. 1973, ch. 309, § 30; L. 1975, ch. 322, § 11; L. 1998, ch. 160, § 15; L. 2001, ch. 5, § 312; L. 2011, ch. 53, § 47; July 1

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74-2705. Fiscal year of cosmetology board.

On July 1, 1929, the fiscal year of business of the board of registration for cosmetologists shall, to conform with the fiscal business year of the state, begin with July 1 and end with June 30 of each year thereafter.

History: L. 1929, ch. 217, § 1; March 20.

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Rules and Regulations -- Sanitation


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28-24-1 Definitions.

a.``Apprentice’’ has the meaning specified in K.S.A. 65-1901, and amendments thereto.

b.``Bleach solution’’ means a mixture consisting of one part liquid bleach and nine parts water. The solution shall be kept in a closed container, and a fresh solution shall be made at least once every 24 hours.

c.``Board’’ means the Kansas board of cosmetology.

d.``Clean’’ means free from all soil and dirt and washed with soap or detergent.

e.``Communicable disease or condition’’ means a disease or condition that is diagnosed by a licensed health care professional as being contagious or transmissible and that can be transmitted in the practice of cosmetology, nail technology, electrology, or esthetics.

f.``Consumer’’ means a person who receives services from a licensed cosmetologist, electrologist, manicurist, esthetician, or cosmetology technician.

g.``EPA’’ means the United States environmental protection agency.

h.``Establishment’’ means any place licensed by the board of cosmetology where cosmetology, nail technology, electrology, or esthetics is practiced, other than a school.

i.``FDA’’ means the food and drug administration of the United States department of health and human services.

j.``Licensee’’ means any person licensed as a cosmetologist, cosmetology technician, manicurist, electrologist, esthetician, or instructor.

k.``Mobile establishment’’ means a self-contained, enclosed mobile unit licensed for the practice of one or more of the following:

1.Cosmetology;

2.nail technology;

3.esthetics; and

4.electrology.

l.``Noninvasive,’’ when used to describe procedures or services, means the procedures or services confined to the nonliving cells of the epidermis found in the stratum corneum layer of the skin. The practice of cosmetology, nail technology, or esthetics shall not alter, cut, or damage any living cells.

m.``Operator’’ means the person who is licensed to operate an establishment or school.

n.``Product’’ means any liquid, cream, powder, spray, or other material used on the consumer in the practice of cosmetology, electrology, nail technology, or esthetics.

o.``Protective gloves’’ means gloves made of vinyl or latex or of an alternate material that provides equivalent protection.

p.``School’’ means any place licensed by the board of cosmetology for the training of cosmetologists, manicurists, estheticians, electrologists, and instructors-in-training.

q.``Single-use,’’ when used to describe presterilized products or items, means presterilized products or items intended to be disposed of immediately after one use.

r.``Universal precautions’’ means the following guidelines and controls published by the centers for disease control (CDC), which are hereby adopted by reference:

1.``Guidelines for prevention of transmission of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis B virus to health-care and public-safety workers: a response to P.L. 100-607, the health omnibus programs extension act of 1988,’’ as published in morbidity and mortality weekly report (MMWR) on June 23, 1989, vol. 38, no. S-6; and

2.``recommendations for preventing transmission of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis B virus to patients during exposure-prone invasive procedures,’’ as published in morbidity and mortality weekly report (MMWR) on July 12, 1991, vol. 40, no. RR-08.

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28-24-2 Personal cleanliness.

a. Each licensee or apprentice shall thoroughly wash that person’s hands with liquid soap and water or with any equally effective cleansing solution before serving each consumer.

b. Each licensee or apprentice serving a consumer shall be clean at all times. This requirement shall include the uniform or attire worn by the licensee or apprentice.

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28-24-3 Communicable diseases or conditions; universal precautions.

a. No licensee or apprentice afflicted with a communicable disease or condition, as defined in K.A.R. 28-24-1, shall be permitted to work or train in a school or establishment.

b. Services shall not knowingly be performed on or by any person who has a communicable disease or condition or parasites that could be transmitted in the delivery of services under these regulations. Blood-borne diseases, including HIV infection, hepatitis B (HBV), and hepatitis C (HCV), shall not be considered infectious or contagious communicable diseases or conditions under this regulation.

c. If there is a likelihood of exposure to blood or body fluids while practicing cosmetology, nail technology, esthetics, or electrology, the apprentice or licensee shall wear single-use protective gloves and shall adhere to universal precautions when exposed to blood or body fluids.

d. If a blood spill occurs, the licensee or apprentice shall perform all of the following procedures:

1. Stop service immediately;

2. don protective gloves;

3. clean the injured area with an antiseptic solution and cover the wound with a sterile bandage to prevent further blood exposure;

4. double-bag and dispose of all contaminated items;

5. clean and disinfect all equipment, tools, and implements that have come in contact with the blood; and

6. clean the station with disinfectant.

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28-24-4 Towels, robes, and linens.

a. After a towel, robe, or linen has been used once, the licensee or apprentice shall deposit the item in a closed and labeled receptacle and shall not use the towel, robe, or linen again until the item has been properly laundered and sanitized.

b. Each licensee or apprentice shall launder used towels, robes, and linens using either regular commercial laundering or a noncommercial laundering process in which the towels, robes, and linens are immersed in water with a temperature of at least 140 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 15 minutes during the washing or rinsing operation.

c. Each licensee or apprentice shall store all clean towels, robes, and linens in a clean, closed, and labeled cabinet.

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28-24-5 Headrests, shampoo bowls, treatment tables, and sinks.

a. Each licensee or apprentice shall sanitize the shampoo bowls, back bars, service chairs, manicure and treatment tables, sinks, non-porous surfaces, and workstation areas before each consumer service. Each treatment table or manicure table shall be covered with a clean sheet of examination paper or a clean towel or linen for each consumer service. Each item, except for any single-use item, that comes into contact with skin shall be disinfected before the item is used in providing services to another consumer.

b. Each establishment shall have at least one shampoo bowl with a shampoo spray, in working order at all times, to be used with hot and cold running water.

c. Each school shall have at least two handwashing sinks with hot and cold running water in the work area.

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28-24-6 Bottles and containers.

Each licensee or apprentice shall ensure that each bottle and container in use shall be distinctly and correctly labeled to disclose the contents. In addition, each bottle or container containing any poisonous or caustic substance shall be distinctly marked as such and shall be stored in an area that is not open to the public.

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28-24-7 Products.

a. Each licensee or apprentice shall keep all products in properly labeled, clean, and closed containers.

b. When only a portion of a product is to be used on a consumer, the licensee or apprentice shall remove the product from a bulk supply container in a way that does not contaminate the unused portion. The licensee or apprentice shall discard any remaining portion that is not used during that consumer’s service.

c. Each licensee or apprentice shall maintain all products in a manner that keeps the products free of contaminants.

d. A licensee or apprentice shall not use in any establishment or school any product banned or restricted by the FDA for use in cosmetology, nail technology, esthetics, or electrology.

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28-24-8 Instruments and supplies.

a. Each licensee or apprentice shall use a sanitary neck strip or towel to keep the full-length protective covering from coming in direct contact with the neck of each consumer receiving cosmetology services.

b. Each licensee or apprentice shall dispose of any supplies or instruments that come in direct contact with a consumer and cannot be disinfected or sterilized. These supplies or instruments shall be disposed of in a covered waste receptacle immediately after the single use.

c. Each licensee or apprentice shall immediately dispose of any single-use material coming into contact with blood or other bodily fluids. The contaminated material shall be double-bagged, sealed, and disposed of. All needles and any other sharp items shall be disposed of in a sharps container.

d. Each sanding band used on an electric file shall be a single-use item. The licensee or apprentice shall dispose of each sanding band after it is used.

e. In the practice of electrology, all needles shall be single-use items. The licensee or apprentice shall dispose of each needle after it is used.

f. Each licensee or apprentice shall properly disinfect each metal bit for an electric file after each use on a consumer and then shall store the bit in a clean, closed, and labeled container until its next use.

g. No licensee or apprentice shall be permitted to carry any instrument or supplies in or on a garment or uniform, including an instrument belt and an instrument organizer.

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28-24-9 Pedicure equipment.

For the purposes of this regulation, the term ``pedicure equipment’’ shall mean any apparatus that holds water for the purpose of pedicure service. Each cosmetologist or manicurist and each apprentice of nail technology or cosmetology shall disinfect and maintain all pedicure equipment according to this regulation.

a. Each cosmetologist, cosmetology technician, or manicurist and each apprentice of nail technology or cosmetology shall perform all of the following:

1. Drain the pedicure equipment of all water and remove all debris from the equipment;

2. clean the surfaces and walls of the equipment with soap or detergent and rinse with clean warm water;

3. circulate a bleach solution or an EPA-registered disinfectant with demonstrated bactericidal, fungicidal, virucidal, and tuberculocidal activity used according to the manufacturer’s instructions through the equipment for 10 minutes and then drain and rinse the equipment with warm clean water; and

4. wipe the equipment dry with a clean towel.

b. At the end of each day, each cosmetologist, cosmetology technician, or manicurist and each apprentice of nail technology or cosmetology shall perform the following:

1. Drain the pedicure equipment of all water and remove all debris from the equipment;

2. remove all debris trapped behind any removable parts of the equipment;

3. A. Wash all removable parts and the inlet with soap or detergent and then with a bleach solution; or

B. totally immerse all removable parts and the inlet in an EPA-registered disinfectant with demonstrated bactericidal, fungicidal, virucidal, and tuberculocidal activity used according to the manufacturer’s instructions;

4. replace all removable parts; and

5. flush the equipment with soap and water for 10 minutes and then rinse, drain, and allow the equipment to air-dry.

c. Each week, each cosmetologist, cosmetology technician, or manicurist and each apprentice shall ensure that all of the following cleaning and disinfecting procedures are followed:

1. After the cleaning procedures specified in subsection (b) are followed, the pedicure equipment shall be filled with bleach solution, which shall be circulated through the system for five to 10 minutes before the jets are turned off.

2. The bleach solution shall be allowed to remain in the equipment for at least six hours. Then the equipment shall be drained and flushed with warm clean water.

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28-24-10 Disinfecting nonelectrical instruments and equipment.

a. Each licensee or apprentice shall disinfect each nonelectrical instrument or piece of equipment in the following manner before it is used on a consumer:

1. Clean the instrument or equipment with soap or detergent and with water;

2. rinse the instrument or equipment with clean water; and

3. use one of the following disinfection methods:

A. Totally immerse the instrument or equipment in an EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectant that has demonstrated bactericidal, fungicidal, and virucidal activity when used according to the manufacturer’s instructions and then rinse the instrument or equipment with clean water; or

B. totally immerse the instrument or equipment in bleach solution for 10 minutes and then rinse the instrument or equipment with clean water.

b. Each licensee or apprentice shall immediately disinfect each nonelectrical instrument or piece of equipment that has come in contact with blood or other body fluids. The instrument or equipment shall be disinfected in the following manner:

1. Clean with soap or detergent and with water;

2. rinse with clean water; and

3. totally immerse in an EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectant that has demonstrated bactericidal, fungicidal, virucidal, and tuber culocidal activity when used according to the manufacturer’s instructions and rinse with clean water.

c. Each licensee and apprentice shall ensure that the disinfectant solutions or bleach solution specified in subsections (a) and (b) are prepared, available for use, and covered at all times. EPA-registered disinfectants shall be changed at least once per week or more often if the solution becomes visibly cloudy or dirty. A bleach solution shall be prepared daily or more often if the solution becomes diluted or dirty.

d. For each disinfectant used as specified in subsections (a) and (b), one of the following shall be available at all times in the establishment or school and shall be provided upon request to the board of cosmetology or the board’s designee:

1. The manufacturer’s material safety data sheet (MSDS); or

2. the manufacturer-labeled container.

e. Each instrument that has been used on a consumer or soiled in any manner shall be placed in a properly labeled, covered receptacle until the instrument is disinfected.

f. All disinfected instruments shall be stored in a properly labeled, clean, enclosed cabinet or covered container reserved for clean instruments only.

g. The electrolysis instruments and equipment that are sterilized in accordance with K.A.R. 28-24-12 shall not be subject to the requirements of this regulation.

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28-24-11 Disinfecting electrical instruments.

a. Each licensee or apprentice shall disinfect each instrument in the following manner before providing any service to each consumer:

1. Remove all foreign matter from the instrument; and

2. use one of the following disinfection methods:

A. Completely saturate the portion of the electrical instrument that comes in contact with the consumer with a bleach solution or with a disinfectant liquid spray or foam that is EPA-registered and has demonstrated bactericidal, fungicidal, and virucidal activity when used according to the manufacturer’s instructions; or

B. with a bleach solution, completely saturate the portion of the electrical instrument that comes into contact with the consumer, and then rinse that portion of the electrical instrument with clean water.

b. All electrical instruments and equipment that have come in contact with blood or other body fluids shall be disinfected immediately in the following manner:

1. Remove all foreign matter from the instrument; and

2. use one of the following disinfection methods:

A. Completely saturate the portion of the electrical instrument that comes in contact with the consumer with a bleach solution or with a disinfectant liquid spray or foam that is EPA-registered and has demonstrated bactericidal, fungicidal, virucidal, and tuberculocidal activity when used according to the manufacturer’s instructions; or

B. with a bleach solution, completely saturate the portion of the electrical instrument that comes into contact with the consumer, and then rinse the instrument with clean water.

c. Each disinfected electrical instrument shall be stored in a properly labeled, clean enclosed cabinet or covered container reserved for clean instruments only.

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28-24-12 Electrolysis instruments, equipment, and practices.

Only single-use instruments or sterilized equipment shall be used on a consumer.

a. Each licensee or apprentice shall first clean all non-single-use nonelectrical instruments or equipment that comes in contact with an individual consumer by performing each of the following steps after each use with an individual consumer and before sterilization:

1. Clean the instruments or equipment with warm, soapy water with detergent to remove visible debris;

2. rinse and air-dry the instruments or equipment; and

3. immerse the instruments or equipment in an ultrasonic unit that is operated in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and that contains water and either a protein-dissolving detergent or an enzyme cleaner.

b. Each licensee or apprentice shall ensure that all non- single-use nonelectrical instruments and equipment are sterilized by adhering to either or both of the following practices:

1. Placing reuseable instruments in sterilization bags with color strip indicators and then placing the bags in a steam autoclave sterilizer or a dry-heat sterilizer that is approved and listed by the FDA and that is used, cleaned, and maintained according to the manufacturer’s directions; or

2. using single-use, prepackaged, sterilized instruments or equipment obtained from suppliers or manufacturers.

c. Each steam autoclave sterilizer and each dry-heat sterilizer shall meet the following requirements:

1. Be approved by the U.S. food and drug administration (FDA);

2. contain visible physical indicators, including a thermometer and a timer, necessary to ensure that the steam autoclave sterilizer is functioning properly during sterilization cycles;

3. be used with chemical indicators that change color after exposure to the sterilization process, to ensure that all sterilization requirements are met; and

4. be cleaned, used, and maintained according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

d. Each cleaned instrument or piece of equipment shall be sterilized in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions for each specific sterilizer and by utilizing one of the following:

1. Steam autoclave sterilizer. If a steam autoclave sterilizer is used, the instruments or equipment shall be sterilized for 15 to 20 minutes at 250 degrees Fahrenheit and the pressure shall consist of 15 to 20 pounds per square inch (psi).

2. Dry-heat sterilizer. If a dry-heat sterilizer is used, the instruments and equipment shall be sterilized for either 60 minutes at 340 degrees Fahrenheit or 120 minutes at 320 degrees Fahrenheit.

e. Each operator shall use a sterilization-monitoring service or laboratory using commercially prepared spores at least monthly to ensure that all microorganisms have been destroyed and sterilization has been achieved.

1. Each operator shall maintain a log at the establishment with the date and results of each monthly test for a minimum of three years and shall make the records available for review at any time by the board or the board’s designee.

2. A copy of the manufacturer’s procedural manual for operation of the steam autoclave sterilizer or dry-heat sterilizer shall be available for inspection by the board or the board’s designee.

f. Each licensee or apprentice shall place only the single-use instrument or sterilized equipment to be used for each consumer on a clean field and shall replace the clean field with a new clean field after each consumer.

g. Each licensee or apprentice shall dispose of each needle and any other sharp equipment in a puncture-resistant, leakproof container that can be securely closed for the handling, storage, transportation, and disposal of sharps. The container shall be red and shall be labeled with the biohazard symbol.

h. The surface of each counter, each piece of furniture, and each piece of equipment in each area where a consumer is served shall be made of smooth, nonporous materials. Each licensee or apprentice shall clean these surfaces using either an EPA-registered disinfectant according to the manufacturer’s instructions or a bleach solution.

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28-24-13 Physical facilities.

a. The operator of each school or establishment shall meet the following requirements:

1. Keep the school or establishment well lighted and well ventilated by natural or mechanical methods that remove or exhaust fumes, vapor, or dust to prevent hazardous conditions from occurring and to allow the free flow of air in a room in proportion to the size and the capacity of the room; and

2. keep the floors, walls, ceilings, furniture and other fixtures and apparatus, and all other exposed surfaces in each school or establishment clean, free of dust, hair and other debris, and in good repair at all times. All curtains shall be kept carefully laundered or chemically cleaned.

b. 1. Except as provided in paragraph (b)(2), if a room used for residential purposes is also used for or is adjacent to a room used for the practice of cosmetology, nail technology, esthetics, or electrology, then a solid partition shall separate the portion of the premises used for residential purposes from the licensed area. The partition may contain a door, if it remains closed, except for entering and leaving.

2. Each establishment that has an initial license issued on or after December 31, 2007 and that is located in a residence shall have a separate, outside entrance to the establishment.

c. If a room used for nonlicensed business purposes is also used for or is adjacent to a room used for the practice of cosmetology, nail technology, esthetics, or electrology and if the board of cosmetology, upon consultation with the secretary of health and environment, determines that the proximity of the licensed or nonlicensed activities poses a possible threat to the health of the employees, the consumers, or the public, then the operator of the school or establishment may be required by the board to meet one or both of the following requirements:

1. A solid partition shall separate the portion of the premises used for nonlicensed business purposes from the licensed area. The partition may contain a door, if it remains closed, except for entering and leaving.

2. A separate, outside entrance shall be provided for the school or establishment.

d. Each school or establishment shall have a safe water supply.

e. Each establishment shall have at least one restroom. Each restroom shall include at least one working toilet and one hand-washing sink, with a liquid soap dispenser and either disposable towels or an air dryer. The operator shall keep each restroom in a sanitary condition. Each restroom shall be located within the building in which the establishment is housed.

f. Each school shall have at least two restrooms. Each restroom shall have at least one working toilet and one hand-washing sink, with a liquid soap dispenser and either disposable towels or an air dryer. The operator shall keep each restroom in a sanitary condition.

g. The following requirements shall apply to each mobile establishment:

1. All equipment shall be securely anchored to the mobile establishment.

2. No services shall be performed while the mobile establishment is in motion.

3. Each mobile establishment shall have the following:

A. A hand-washing sink that has hot and cold running water;

B. a self-contained supply of potable water. The water tank shall have a capacity of at least 100 gallons, and the holding tanks shall have at least the same capacity; and

C. one or more self-contained, recirculating, flush chemical toilets with a holding tank.

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28-24-14 Prohibitions.

a. The following shall be prohibited in any area of an establishment or school in which consumers are provided service:

1. Smoking, eating, possessing or consuming alcoholic beverages, or preparing food;

2. using neck dusters or nail dusters;

3. possessing any animal in the establishment or school. This prohibition shall not apply to any assistance dog, as defined in K.S.A. 39-1113 and amendments thereto;

4. using a razor-type device to remove calluses or skin blemishes;

5. using invasive skin-removal techniques, products, and practices that remove viable cells that are deeper than the stratum corneum; and

6. placing waste in open waste containers.

b. The operator of a school or establishment shall not permit excessive amounts of waste, refuse, or any other items that could cause a hazard to accumulate on the premises of the school or establishment.

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Rules and Regulations -- Exams, Licensure, School, Facilities and Inspections


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69-1-1 Application procedure.

a. Any applicant desiring to become licensed as a cosmetologist, manicurist, esthetician or electrologist in the state of Kansas shall submit a written application for examination and licensure to the board on a form approved and furnished by the board no later than the 15th of the month before the date of the examination.

b. The application shall include the following:

1. A statement from the licensed school that the applicant has completed the apprentice and curriculum requirements and the date of completion. An applicant for an electrology license may submit a statement from a licensed school or a salon owner that the applicant has completed the apprentice and curriculum requirements and the date of completion; and

2. the non-refundable fee as required by K.A.R. 69-11-1.

(Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-1904, as amended by L. 1995, Ch. 248, Sec 1; 65-1905, 65-1912, as amended by L. 1995, Ch. 120, Sec. 6; effective Jan. 1, 1966; amended, E-70-24, July 1, 1970; amended Jan. 1, 1971; amended May 1, 1981; amended May 1, 1982; amended May 1, 1984; amended March 22, 1996.)

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69-1-2 Applicant required to appear for next regular examination unless unable.

a. An applicant who is unable to appear due to extenuating circumstances, shall provide written explanation and return the examination admission notice to the board. For good cause shown and upon approval by the board, the applicant shall then be granted a one-time privilege to take the next regularly scheduled examination without the payment of an additional fee.

b. "Extenuating circumstances" means conditions caused by unexpected events beyond the person's control which are sufficiently extreme in nature to result in the inability or inadvisability to begin and complete the exam.

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69-1-4 Grades necessary to pass examinations; development and administration of licensure examinations.

a. Any applicant taking the state board of cosmetology examinations shall be granted a license authorizing the practice of cosmetology, manicuring, esthetics, or electrology if the applicant achieves the following examination scores:

1. An average of at least 75 percent on the practical examination sections. However, each applicant shall be required to attain a score of at least 75 percent on the client protection section of the practical examination; and

2. at least 75 percent on the written examination.

b. Each applicant for licensure as an instructor shall be required to attain a score of at least 75 percent on the written examination for instructors, in addition to meeting the applicable requirements specified in K.S.A. 65-1903, and amendments thereto.

c. The licensure examinations shall be developed and administered by the board or by a board-approved examination provider.

(Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-1905; effective Jan. 1, 1966; amended May 1, 1981; amended Feb. 21, 1994; amended March 22, 1996; amended, T-69-12-29-04, Dec. 29, 2004; amended April 15, 2005.)

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69-1-8 Failure of examination.

An applicant who fails the written or demonstration and oral examination may re-take that examination upon payment of the examination fee. If the applicant retakes the examination within six months of the original date of application a doctor's statement is not required.

If the applicant fails written or demonstration and oral examination, the temporary permit previously issued to the applicant shall expire and shall not be renewed.

(Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-1905; effective Jan. 1, 1966; amended, E-70-24, July 1, 1970; amended Jan. 1, 1971; amended Jan. 1, 1973; amended March 22, 1996.)

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69-3-1 Application procedure.

An applicant for a license to conduct a school of cosmetology, esthetics, electrology or manicuring shall submit the following to the board at least 60 days before the proposed date of operation:

a. A written application upon a form approved and furnished by the board;

b. a descriptive floor plan to scale which demonstrates compliance with K.A.R. 69-3-3;

c. a curriculum which demonstrates compliance with K.A.R. 69-3-8;

d. a daily class schedule for full-time and part-time students;

e. an inventory of all instructional equipment to be provided and used in the operation of the school; and

f. a copy of the written enrollment agreement between the school and the student including the refund policy and the rules and regulations of the school.

(Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. Supp. 65-1903, as amended by L. 1995, Ch. 120, Sec. 3; effective Jan. 1, 1966; amended, T-85-44, Dec. 19, 1984; amended May 1, 1985; amended March 22, 1996.)

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69-3-3 Facility requirements.

a. A school of cosmetology shall have a minimum of 50 square feet of floor space per student present on the school premises, but not less than a total of 2,500 square feet of floor space.

b. A school of electrology, manicuring or esthetics shall have a minimum of 35 square feet of floor space per student present on school premises, but not less than a total of 1,500 square feet.

c. A school of cosmetology shall have adequate equipment in the clinic practice area in relationship to the number of students present including a minimum of:

1. 10 work stations;

2. six shampoo bowls and chairs;

3. six hairdryers;

4. one facial chair; and

5. one manicure table and chair.

d. A school of manicuring shall have the following:

1. At least 12 manicuring tables and chairs; and

2. a hand-washing sink in the clinic area.

e. A school of esthetics shall have the following:

1. At least six reclining facial chairs; and

2. a hand-washing sink in the clinic area.

f. A school of electrology shall have the following:

1. charts showing the muscles, nerves and circulatory systems of the face, head and neck and the hair shaft, follicle, root and other relevant components of hair;

2. one F.C.C. approved electrolysis machine, operator stool, and one lamp for each two students enrolled. This equipment shall be spaced at least four feet apart; and

3. a hand-washing sink in the clinic area.

g. All schools shall have the following:

1. A lecture and demonstration room;

2. a clinic practice area;

3. a library with resources which support the curriculum and prepare a student for the practice of cosmetology, manicuring, esthetics or electrology;

4. adequate storage area for student's personal belongings;

5. a reception area;

6. two rest rooms; and

7. a dispensary or supply room which includes a sink with hot and cold running water.

(Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-1903, as amended by L. 1995, Ch. 120, Sec. 3; effective Jan. 1, 1966; amended, E-67-9, June 16, 1967; amended May 1, 1981; amended, T-85-44, Dec. 19, 1984; amended May 1, 1985; amended March 22, 1996.)

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69-3-4 Number of instructors necessary.

a. A school of cosmetology shall maintain a ratio of instructors to students of not less than one to 25 in the classroom and one to 18 in the clinic practice area.

b. A school of nail technology or esthetics shall maintain a ratio of instructors to students of not less than one to 25 in the classroom and one to 20 in the clinic practice area.

(Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 1995 Supp. 65-1903; effective Jan. 1, 1966; amended March 22, 1996.)

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69-3-6 Instructor limitation.

A licensed instructor shall not provide cosmetology services to the patrons of the school where the instructor is employed for the profit of the school or instructor.

(Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-1903, as amended by L. 1995, Ch. 119, Sec. 3; effective Jan. 1, 1966; amended May 1, 1981; amended, T-85-44, Dec. 19, 1984; amended May 1, 1985; amended March 22, 1996.)

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69-3-7 Student records.

a. Each school shall maintain a daily student record which verifies attendance and practice services completed, and a final student record which verifies curriculum requirements and hours successfully completed by the student.

b. The school shall maintain the student's record in the school, on a form approved by the board for a reasonable period of time.

c. Subject to any contract between the school and the student, a licensed school shall provide a copy of the student's record to:

1. the board upon application by a student for a license or as part of an investigation;

2. another school upon the student's transfer; or

3. the student upon request.

(Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-1903, as amended by L. 1995, Ch. 119, Sec. 3; effective Jan. 1, 1966; amended May 1, 1981; amended March 22, 1996.)

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69-3-8 Curriculum and credits.

a. The curriculum requirements entitled "Cosmetology School Course Curriculums," as in effect on June 1, 1996, is adopted by reference.

b. Among other teaching tools used to provide a course of training, a school shall use a textbook which substantially covers the curriculum areas.

c. A person who has completed a course of manicuring training may receive 180 clock hours credit in manicuring which may apply toward completion of a course of cosmetology training.

d. A person who has completed a course in esthetics training may receive 150 clock hours credit in facials and make-up which may apply toward completion of a course of cosmetology training.

(Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-1907 and 65-1903, as amended by L. 1995, Ch. 120, Sec. 3; effective Jan. 1, 1966; amended, E-67-9, June 16, 1967; amended, E-69-19, Aug. 26, 1969; amended, E-70-12, Jan. 1, 1970; amended Jan. 1, 1971; amended May 1, 1981; amended May 1, 1982; amended, T-85-44, Dec. 19, 1984; amended May 1, 1985; amended June 7, 1996.)

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69-3-9 Student services sign.

Each school shall display a sign visible in the clinic practice area of the school stating that "ALL SERVICES IN THIS SCHOOL ARE PERFORMED BY STUDENTS."

(Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-1903, as amended by L. 1995, Ch. 120, Sec. 3; effective Jan. 1, 1966; amended March 22, 1996.)

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69-3-26 Transfer students.

a. Within 30 days after enrollment of a transfer student, a school shall obtain verification of the student's prior course of training including subjects, the number of hours, and practice services completed by the student.

b. A school shall obtain verification on a form approved and provided by the board from the state board or school in the state or jurisdiction where the transfer student completed the training.

c. The school shall determine the subjects, hours and practice services of the transfer student's prior course of training which conforms to the curriculum requirements in K.A.R. 69-3-8 and shall give the students credit for those subjects, hours and practice services.

(Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-1903; as amended by L. 1995, Ch. 20, Sec. 3; effective March 22, 1996.)

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69-3-27 Disenrolled students.

On or before the 10th day of each month, each school administrator shall submit to the board, on a form provided by the board, a list of each student who has been disenrolled in the previous month. The list shall include the following information for each disenrolled student:

a. The name;

b. the apprentice license number;

c. the date of birth;

d. the total number of hours earned; and

e. the social security number, to be used for administrative purposes as authorized by K.S.A. 74-148 and amendments thereto.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 2012 Supp. K.S.A. 65-1903 and K.S.A. 74-2702a; implementing K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 65-1903; effective March 22, 1996; amended Feb. 14, 2014.)

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69-3-28 Enrollment agreement and refund policy.

a. Within 45 days after the effective date of this regulation, each licensed school of cosmetology, esthetics, electrology or manicuring shall submit to the board a copy of its enrollment agreement between the school and the student including the refund policy and the rules and regulations of the school.

b. The licensee shall submit to the board any modification to these agreements within 30 days after the modification.

(Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-1903, as amended by L. 1995, Ch. 120, Sec. 3; effective March 22, 1996.)

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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 February 14, 2014.)

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69-4-2 Student equipment and uniform.

A school shall ensure that each student has a uniform and the equipment needed to complete the course of training for which the student is enrolled. A school may provide the equipment and uniform at its own expense or at the student's expense.

(Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-1903, as amended by L. 1995, Ch. 20, Sec. 3; effective Jan. 1, 1966; amended May 1, 1981; amended, T-85-44, Dec. 19, 1984; amended May 1, 1985; amended March 22, 1996.)

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69-4-9 Students; requirements for working on public.

a. A cosmetology student shall not work on the public until the student has completed 320 hours of training.

b. A manicuring student shall not work on the public until the student has completed 70 hours of training.

c. An esthetics student shall not work on the public until the student has completed 130 hours of training.

d. An electrology student shall not work on the public until the student has completed 100 hours of training.

(Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-1903, as amended by L. 1995, Ch. 20, Sec. 3; effective Jan. 1, 1966; amended, E-70-12, Jan. 1, 1970; amended Jan. 1, 1971; amended May 1, 1981; amended March 22, 1996.)

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69-4-12 Additional training license required to remain in school.

Any student who wishes to practice as an apprentice for more than the minimum training period, may make application and pay the fee for an additional training license.

(Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-1903, as amended by L. 1995, Ch. 20, Sec. 3; effective Jan. 1, 1966; amended, E-70-12, Jan. 1, 1970; amended Jan. 1, 1971; amended, E-76-44, Sept. 5, 1975; amended Feb. 15, 1977; amended March 22, 1996.)

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69-5-6 Curriculum and practical requirements.

a. An electrology shop apprentice:

1. shall be under the direct supervision of the instructor at all times; and

2. shall not work on the public until completion of 200 hours of instruction and training.

b. An electrology shop instructor shall instruct and train the student apprentice in compliance with the curriculum requirements of K.A.R. 69-3-8 (a)(4).

c. An electrology shop instructor shall have available the following:

1. charts showing the muscles, nerves and circulatory systems of the face, head and neck and the hair shaft, follicle, root and other relevant components of hair;

2. one F.C.C. approved electrolysis machine;

3. an operator stool; and

4. a magnifying lamp.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 74-2702a, as amended by L. 1995, Ch. 119, Sec. 3; implementing K.S.A. 65-1912, as amended by L. 1995, Ch. 120, Sec. 6; effective Jan. 1, 1966; amended May 1, 1981; amended March 22, 1996.)

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69-5-14 Application procedure.

An applicant for a license to instruct electrology in a shop shall submit the following to the board at least 10 days before beginning instruction and training:

a. A written application upon a form approved and furnished by the board;

b. a curriculum which demonstrates compliance with K.A.R. 69-3-8(a)(4);

c. a daily class schedule for a full-time or a part-time student; and

d. an inventory of all instructional equipment to be provided and used in the instruction and training.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 65-1907; implementing K.S.A. 65-1903 and 65-1907, as amended by L. 1995, Ch. 120, Sec. 3; effective March 22, 1996.)

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69-5-15 Student records.

a. Each electrology shop instructor shall maintain the following:

1. a daily student record which verifies attendance and practice services completed; and

2. a final student record which verifies curriculum requirements and hours successfully completed by the student.

b. The instructor shall maintain the student record for a reasonable period of time, on a form approved by the board.

c. Subject to any contract between the instructor and the student, the instructor shall provide a copy of the student's record to:

1. the board upon the student's application for a license or as part of an investigation;

2. a school or another electrology shop instructor upon the student's transfer; or

3. the student upon request.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 65-1907; implementing K.S.A. 65-1903, as amended by L. 1995, Ch. 120, Sec. 3; 65-1907; effective March 22, 1996.)

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69-5-16 Identification of student.

An electrology shop student apprentice shall wear identification which clearly indicates to the public that the person is in electrology training.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 74-2702a, as amended by L. 1995, Ch. 119, Sec. 3; implementing K.S.A. 65-1903, as amended by L. 1995, Ch. 120, Sec. 3; effective March 22, 1996.)

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69-6-2 Sale or change of ownership.

An establishment license shall be valid only for the premise named in the license. A licensee shall notify the board, in writing, within 15 days of a sale or other change of ownership of the establishment.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 74-2702a, as amended by L. 1995, Ch. 19, Sec. 3; implementing K.S.A. 65-1904a; effective Jan. 1, 1966; amended May 1, 1978; amended March 22, 1996.)

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69-6-3 Care of invalids.

A cosmetologist, apprentice or manicurist license shall be used only in a licensed beauty shop except that a licensed cosmetologist may perform cosmetology service in a licensed hospital, nursing home, rest home or at an invalid's home.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 1977 Supp. 65-1904a; effective Jan. 1, 1966; amended May 1, 1978.) 69-6-5 Display of

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69-6-5 Display of sign.

Each establishment shall display a sign, conspicuously posted as provided by the board, stating that any complaints concerning the establishment or its practitioners may be directed to the board. The sign shall include the current address and phone number of the board.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 74-2702a, as amended by L. 1995, Ch. 119, Sec. 3; implementing K.S.A. 65-1903; as amended by L. 1995, Ch. 20, Sec. 3; and 65-1904a; effective Jan. 1, 1966; amended Dec. 28, 1992; amended March 22, 1996.)

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69-6-7 Establishment closing.

When any establishment is permanently closed, the holder of the establishment license shall notify the board in writing, and surrender the establishment license within 10 days of closing.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 74-2702a, as amended by L. 1995, Ch. 19, Sec. 3; implementing K.S.A. 65-1904a; effective Jan. 1, 1966; amended March 22, 1996.)

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69-11-1 Fees.

The following fees shall be charged:
Cosmetologist examination fee................................................$  50.00
Cosmetologist license application fee.....................................$  45.00
Cosmetologist license renewal fee...........................................$  45.00
Delinquent cosmetologist renewal fee......................................$  25.00
Cosmetology technician license renewal fee...........................$  45.00
Delinquent cosmetology technician renewal fee......................$  25.00
Electrologist examination fee.....................................................$  50.00
Electrologist license application fee..........................................$  45.00
Electrologist license renewal fee................................................$  45.00
Delinquent electrologist renewal fee..........................................$  25.00
Manicurist examination fee.........................................................$  50.00
Manicurist license application fee..............................................$  45.00
Manicurist license renewal fee....................................................$  45.00
Delinquent manicurist renewal fee.............................................$  25.00
Esthetician examination fee........................................................$  50.00
Esthetician license application fee.............................................$  45.00
Esthetician license renewal fee...................................................$  45.00
Delinquent esthetician renewal fee.............................................$  25.00
Instructor-in-training permit fee....................................................$ 15.00
Instructor examination fee............................................................$  75.00
Instructor license application fee.................................................$  75.00
Instructor license renewal fee.......................................................$  50.00
Delinquent instructor renewal fee.................................................$  25.00
Any apprentice license application fee........................................$  15.00
New school license application fee..............................................$ 150.00
School license renewal fee............................................................$  75.00
Delinquent school license fee........................................................$  30.00
New salon or clinic application fee................................................$  50.00
Salon or clinic renewal fee..............................................................$  50.00
Delinquent salon or clinic renewal fee...........................................$  30.00
Reciprocity application fee ............................................................$  50.00
Verification of licensure fee............................................................$  20.00
Fee for a duplicate of any license..................................................$  25.00
Temporary permit fee......................................................................$  15.00

(Authorized by K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 65-1904 and¬ K.S.A. 74-2702a; implementing K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 65-1904; effective, E-76-44, Sept. 5, 1975; effective Feb. 15, 1977; amended May 1, 1978; amended May 1, 1981; amended May 1, 1982; amended, T-83-21, July 21, 1982; amended May 1, 1983; amended May 1, 1984; amended, T-88-60, Dec. 28, 1987; amended May 1, 1988; amended Jan. 1, 1993; amended Dec. 13, 1993; amended March 22, 1996; amended Nov. 6, 1998; amended April 3, 2009; amended Feb. 14, 2014.)

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69-11-2 Expiration date of practitioner license.

Each cosmetologist license, esthetician license, electrologist license, and manicurist license shall expire two years from the last day of the month in which the license was issued.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 65-1904 and K.S.A. 74-2702a; implementing K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 65-1904; effective, T-83-21, July 21, 1982; effective May 1, 1983; amended March 22, 1996; amended Feb. 14, 2014.)

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69-13-1 Definitions.

a. "Board" means the Kansas state board of cosmetology.

b. "Act" means Article 19 of Chapter 65 of the "Kansas Statutes Annotated," entitled "Examination and Registration of Cosmetologists and Beauty Shops."

c. "Establishment" means any place where cosmetology, manicuring, esthetics or electrology is taught or practiced.

(Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 74-2702a, as amended by L. 1995, Ch. 119, Sec. 3; effective Jan. 17, 1995; amended March 22, 1996.)

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69-13-2 Inspections of establishments.

a. Each establishment shall be subject to routine inspections, by the board or designated agents or employees of the board, to determine compliance with the act and all sanitary rules and regulations, at least once every two years.

b. An establishment may be subject to additional inspections if the establishment:

1. Had a violation in a previous inspection;

2. changed ownership in the previous year; or

3. did not timely renew the license.

c. Inspections shall be made between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., or anytime the instruction or practice of osmetology, manicuring, or electrology is being conducted, unless otherwise agreed by all interested persons or entities.

d. Inspections shall be made by board members, the executive director, employees, representatives or agents of the board.

e. Inspections of establishments may be authorized by the board or its executive director.

f. The authorized inspection may be conducted without notice to the licensee.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 65-1907, as amended by L. 1995, Ch. 120, Sec. 5; implementing K.S.A. 65-1907, as amended by L. 1995, Ch. 20, Sec. 5; and K.S.A. 74-2702; effective Jan. 17, 1995; amended March 22, 1996.)

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69-13-3 Inspection generated by a complaint.

a. Each establishment shall be subject to inspection by the board or its designee, to investigate a specific complaint filed with the board, for violation of sanitary rules and regulations or other violations of the act.

b. Any inspection generated by a complaint may be authorized by the board or its executive director at any time, but shall be limited as follows.

1. Inspections shall be made only between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. or anytime the practice or instruction of cosmetology, manicuring, or electrology is being conducted, unless agreed by all interested persons or entities.

2. Inspections may be conducted by board members, the executive director of the board, or employees of the board.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 65-1907; implementing K.S.A. 65-1907 and K.S.A. 74-2702; effective Jan. 17, 1995.)

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69-13-4 Refusal to allow inspection.

Refusal to allow, or interference with, any inspection by the board or its designees shall constitute a cause for disciplinary action.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 74-2702a; implementing K.S.A. 65-1907; effective Nov. 9, 2012.)

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Statutes & Regulations

relating to

Tattoo, Body Piercing, and Cosmetic Tattoo


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Kansas Statutes


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65-1940. Licensure of tattooing and body piercing; definitions.

As used in this act, unless the context otherwise requires:

(a) "Board" means the Kansas state board of cosmetology or its designee.

(b) "Director" means the executive director of the board.

(c) "Department" means the department of health and environment.

(d) "Secretary" means the secretary of health and environment.

(e) "Tattoo artist" and "cosmetic tattoo artist" mean a person who practices tattooing or cosmetic tattooing or both pursuant to this act.

(f) "Body piercer" means a person engaged in the practice of body piercing pursuant to this act.

(g) "Body piercing" means puncturing the skin of a person by aid of needles designed or used to puncture the skin for the purpose of inserting removable jewelry through the human body, except puncturing the external part of the human earlobe shall not be included in this definition. This act shall not be construed to authorize a licensed body piercer to implant or embed foreign objects into the human body or otherwise to engage in the practice of medicine and surgery.

(h) "Physician" means a person licensed to practice medicine and surgery by the state board of healing arts.

(i) "Tattooing" means the process by which the skin is marked or colored by insertion of nontoxic dyes or pigments by use of a needle into or under the subcutaneous portion of the skin so as to form indelible marks for cosmetic or figurative purposes.

(j) "Tattoo establishment" means any room or space or any part thereof where tattooing is practiced or where the business of tattooing is conducted.

(k) "Body piercing establishment" means any room space, or any part thereof, where body piercing is practiced or where the business of body piercing is conducted.

(l) "Cosmetic tattooing" means the process by which the skin is marked or colored by insertion of nontoxic dyes or pigments into or under the subcutaneous portion of the skin, by use of a needle, so as to form indelible marks for cosmetic or figurative purposes.

(m) "Cosmetic tattooing establishment" means any room, space, or any part thereof, where cosmetic tattooing is practiced or where the business of cosmetic tattooing is conducted.

(n) "Court appointed guardian" means one who is appointed by a court and has legal authority and duty to care for another person, especially because of the other's infancy, incapacity or disability.

(o) "Needle" means a sharp, pointed implement used for the purpose of tattooing, cosmetic tattooing or body piercing. The term "needle" does not include any implements or objects altered to be used as needles.

(p) "Trainer" means a licensed individual who guides another in tattooing, cosmetic tattooing or body piercing.

(q) "Apprentice" means any person licensed by the board to engage in learning the practice of tattooing, cosmetic tattooing or body piercing.

History: L. 1996, ch. 138, § 1; L. 2001, ch. 193, § 2; L. 2008, ch. 108, § 11; July 1.

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65-1941. Same; license required to perform certain activities or engage in certain advertising; exceptions; penalty; action to enjoin unauthorized activities; cease and desist orders.

(a) No person, including a tattoo artist, cosmetic tattoo artist or body piercer, shall perform tattooing, cosmetic tattooing or body piercing on another person, display a sign or in any other way advertise or purport to be a tattoo artist, cosmetic tattoo artist or body piercer unless that person holds a valid license issued by the board. This act does not prevent or affect the use of tattooing, cosmetic tattooing or body piercing by a physician, a person under the control and supervision of a physician, a licensed dentist, a person under the control and supervision of a licensed dentist, an individual performing tattooing, cosmetic tattooing or body piercing solely on such individual's body.

(b) Violation of subsection (a) is a class A nonperson misdemeanor.

(c) The board may bring an action to enjoin any person required to be licensed under K.S.A. 65-1940 through 65-1954, and amendments thereto, from practicing body piercing, tattooing or cosmetic tattooing if such person does not hold a currently valid license authorizing the person to engage in such practice. The board may bring an action to enjoin any person from operating an establishment required to be licensed under K.S.A. 65-1940 through 65-1954, and amendments thereto, if such person does not hold a currently valid establishment license.

(d) The board may order the remedying of any violations of rules and regulations of the board or any provision of this act and the board may issue a cease and desist order upon board determination that the holder of a license has violated any order of the board, any rules and regulations of the board or any provision of K.S.A. 65-1940 through 65-1954, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 1996, ch. 138, § 2; L. 2001, ch. 193, § 3; L. 2008, ch. 108, § 12; July 1.

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65-1942. Same; prohibited acts; penalty.

(a) No person shall:

(1) Sell, barter or offer to sell or barter a license;

(2) purchase or procure by barter a license with intent to use it as evidence of the person's qualification to practice tattooing, cosmetic tattooing or body piercing;

(3) alter materially a license with fraudulent intent;

(4) use or attempt to use as a valid license a license which has been purchased, fraudulently obtained, counterfeited or materially altered; or

(5) willfully make a false, material statement in an application for licensure or for renewal of a license.

(b) A violation of subsection (a), and amendments thereto, is a class A nonperson misdemeanor.

(c) No person shall:

(1) produce an indelible mark or figure on the body of another by scarring using scalpels or other related equipment;

(2) produce an indelible mark or figure on the body of another by branding using a hot iron or other instrument; or

(3) use any other instrument other than a needle, as defined in K.S.A. 65-1940, and amendments thereto, for the purpose of tattooing, cosmetic tattooing or body piercing.

(d) A violation of any of the prohibitions in subsection (c) is a class A misdemeanor.

History: L. 1996, ch. 138, § 3; L. 2001, ch. 193, § 4; L. 2008, ch. 108, § 13; July 1.

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65-1943. Same; application for licensure; fees established by rules and regulations of board; requirements for licensure.

(a) An applicant for licensure shall pay a non-refundable fee established by rules and regulations adopted by the board and shall show to the satisfaction of the board that the applicant:

(1) Has complied with the provisions of this act and the applicable rules and regulations of the secretary;

(2) is not less than 18 years of age;

(3) has a high school diploma or equivalent education;

(4) has submitted evidence of completion of education or training prescribed and approved by the board as follows:

(A) A training program under the direct supervision of a licensed tattoo artist, cosmetic tattoo artist or body piercer approved and licensed as a trainer by the board, or another state, in the area of practice in which the person seeks licensure;

(B) has performed at least 50 completed procedures;

(C) pays a non-refundable application fee set by the board;

(D) provides verification of training;

(E) completes eight hours of continuing education, approved by the board, in infection control and blood-borne pathogens, in addition to the infection control curriculum requirement; and

(F) has successfully completed an examination approved, administered or recognized by the board.

(b) As a condition of annual license renewal, licensees shall complete five hours of continuing education, approved by the board, in infection control and blood-borne pathogens, in addition to paying any non-refundable renewal fee set by the board. Successfully completing the exam is not a substitute for continuing education requirements.

(c) If an applicant seeks renewal within six months after the expiration of the practitioner's license, the license may be renewed by submitting, within the six month late renewal period:

(1) The non-refundable renewal fee;

(2) the non-refundable delinquent fee; and

(3) documentation of completion of eight hours of continuing education, approved by the board, in infection control and blood-borne pathogens.

(d) If an applicant seeks renewal more than six months after the expiration of a practitioner's license, the license may be renewed by submitting:

(1) The application and application fee;

(2) the renewal fee;

(3) the delinquent fee; and

(4) documentation of completion of eight hours of continuing education, approved by the board, in infection control and blood-borne pathogens. The continuing education hours shall have been obtained within two months of the submission of the application and fees.

(e) An applicant seeking a license as a trainer shall:

(1) Pay any fees set by the board;

(2) concurrently maintain a practitioner's license;

(3) have no more than one apprentice at any time; and

(4) maintain direct supervision of the apprentice.

(f) All application, renewal and delinquent fees shall be non-refundable.

History: L. 1996, ch. 138, § 4; L. 2008, ch. 108, § 14; July 1.

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65-1944. Same; address of place of business, licensee to notify board in writing; license to be posted; record of address of licensed facility; notices to licensee; issuance of license.

(a) A person who holds a license shall notify the board in writing of the regular address of the licensed establishment where the person performs or intends to perform tattooing, cosmetic tattooing or body piercing and shall keep the license conspicuously posted in the establishment at all times.

(b) The board shall keep a record of the place or places of business of each person who holds a license.

(c) Any notice required to be given by the board to a person who holds a license may be given by mailing the notice to the address of the last place of business of which the person has notified the board.

(d) The board shall issue to each qualified applicant a license to operate a tattooing, cosmetic tattooing or body piercing establishment and to advertise tattooing, cosmetic tattooing or body piercing services for which the establishment is licensed.

(e) Each establishment for tattooing, cosmetic tattooing or body piercing shall conspicuously post the establishment's license in the establishment at all times.

History: L. 1996, ch. 138, § 5; L. 2008, ch. 108, § 15; July 1.

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65-1945. Same; expiration, renewal suspension and reactivation of licenses; continuing education; rules and regulations.

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, a license issued under K.S.A. 65-1950, and amendments thereto, expires one year after the date of issue unless renewed by payment of the required non-refundable renewal fee. If payment is transmitted by postal service, the envelope must be postmarked on or before the expiration of the license.

(b) All tattoo artists, cosmetic tattoo artists and body piercers must participate in continuing education, with guidelines and effective date to be established by rules and regulations of the board.

History: L. 1996, ch. 138, § 6; L. 2008, ch. 108, § 16; July 1.

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65-1946. Same; standards for licensure.

Licensed practicing tattoo artists, cosmetic tattoo artists and body piercers shall meet the following standards and any others the board may adopt by rules and regulations:

(a) Tattoo artists, cosmetic tattoo artists and body piercers, and their establishments shall comply with all applicable sanitation standards adopted by the secretary pursuant to K.S.A. 65-1,148, and amendments thereto;

(b) practicing tattoo artists, cosmetic tattoo artists and body piercers shall be equipped with appropriate sterilizing equipment, with availability of hot and cold running water and a covered waste receptacle; and

(c) case history cards shall be kept for each client for a period of five years.

History: L. 1996, ch. 138, § 7; L. 2002, ch. 187, § 15; L. 2008, ch. 108, § 17; July 1.

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65-1947. Same; grounds for revocation, suspension, refusal to issue or renew licenses; probation of licensee.

(a) The board may revoke, censure, limit or condition, suspend, refuse to issue or renew any license issued under this act, or assess a fine, not to exceed $1,000 per violation, on any person or licensee upon proof that a person or licensee:

(1) Has been convicted of a violation under K.S.A. 65-1942, and amendments thereto;

(2) has been convicted of any felony offense in this or any other state and fails to demonstrate, to the board's satisfaction, that such person or licensee has been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public's trust. The board may make recommendations to an applicant as to what constitutes proof of rehabilitation;

(3) has misrepresented, misstated or failed to disclose personal qualifications or other information necessary to practice tattooing, cosmetic tattooing or body piercing in any communication to the board;

(4) has used, caused or promoted the use of any advertising matter, promotional literature, warranty, label, insignia or any other representation, however disseminated or published, that is false, misleading or deceptive;

(5) has deceived the public by acting in a manner as to mislead clients as to the person's professional status;

(6) has employed directly or indirectly any suspended or unlicensed person to perform any tattooing, cosmetic tattooing or body piercing covered by this act;

(7) has obtained or attempted to obtain a license through fraud, bribery, deceit, misrepresentation, or other misconduct;

(8) has practiced tattooing, cosmetic tattooing or body piercing under a false, misleading or deceptive name;

(9) has failed, if a licensed tattoo artist, cosmetic tattoo artist or body piercer, to maintain a business address and telephone number at which the licensee may be reached during business hours;

(10) has failed, if a nonpracticing tattoo artist, cosmetic tattoo artist or body piercer, to provide the board with a home address and telephone number;

(11) has failed to properly and reasonably accept responsibility for the actions of employees;

(12) has practiced tattooing, cosmetic tattooing or body piercing with a mental or physical illness that affects ability to perform or endangers the public;

(13) has demonstrated gross incompetence in performing tattooing, cosmetic tattooing or body piercing;

(14) has become a danger to the public by reason of alcohol or drug abuse; or

(15) has violated any of the provisions of this act or rules and regulations adopted by the board pursuant to this act.

History: L. 1996, ch. 138, § 8; L. 2008, ch. 108, § 18; July 1.

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65-1948. Same; powers and duties of board.

The powers and duties of the board as related to this act are as follows:

(a) To authorize all disbursements necessary to carry out the provisions of this act;

(b) to determine training and experience requirements for taking the examination and to supervise and administer examinations to test the knowledge of applicants for licensure;

(c) to license persons who apply to the board and who have qualified to practice tattooing, cosmetic tattooing or body piercing;

(d) to renew licenses;

(e) to appoint representatives to conduct or supervise the examination of applicants for licensure;

(f) to designate the time and place for examining applicants for licensure;

(g) to carry out, together with the department or separately, the periodic inspection of establishments of persons who are licensed to practice tattooing, cosmetic tattooing or body piercing;

(h) to issue a tattooing, cosmetic tattooing or body piercing establishment license to qualified applicants upon compliance with this act; and

(i) to appoint or employ subordinate employees.

History: L. 1996, ch. 138, § 9; L. 2008, ch. 108, § 19; July 1.

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65-1949. Same; education and training standards prescribed for practice, rules and regulations; inspection of establishments.

(a) The board shall adopt rules and regulations to prescribe education and training standards for each of the practices of tattooing, cosmetic tattooing and body piercing.

(b) An applicant seeking licensure as a tattoo artist, cosmetic tattoo artist or body piercer shall be required to demonstrate knowledge of safety and infection control techniques by means of a test conducted by the board.

(c) Each tattoo, cosmetic tattoo or body piercing establishment shall be inspected by the board to ensure that proper safety and infection control techniques are followed before an establishment license is issued.

History: L. 1996, ch. 138, § 10; L. 2008, ch. 108, § 20; July 1.

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65-1950. Same; licensure; fees, assessed by rules and regulations; qualifications; persons employed prior to effective date of act, examination.

(a) The board shall assess, by rules and regulations adopted by the board, such non-refundable fees as are necessary to carry out the provisions of this act.

(b) The board shall license each applicant, without discrimination, who proves to the satisfaction of the board, fitness for such licensure as required by this act and upon payment of a non-refundable fee established by the board under this section. Except as provided in K.S.A. 65-1945, and amendments thereto, the board shall issue to the applicant a license that expires one year after the date of issuance.

(c) The board shall establish all fees under this act. The fees and charges established under this section shall not exceed the cost of administering the regulatory program under this act pertaining to the purpose for which the fee or charge is established.

History: L. 1996, ch. 138, § 11; L. 2008, ch. 108, § 21; July 1.

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65-1951. Same; moneys received by board deposited in state treasury; credited to state general fund and cosmetology fee fund.



65-1952.

The board, the director or a person authorized by the board shall remit all moneys received by or for it from fees, charges or penalties to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 72-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury. Ten percent of each such deposit shall be credited to the state general fund and the balance shall be credited to the cosmetology fee fund.

History: L. 1996, ch. 138, § 12; L. 2001, ch. 5, § 233; L. 2011, ch. 53, § 30; July 1.

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65-1953. Same; performance of body piercing or tattooing on persons under 18, written and notarized consent; penalties.

No person shall perform body piercing, cosmetic tattooing or tattooing on or to any person under 18 years of age without the prior written and notarized consent of the parent or court appointed guardian of such person and the person giving such consent must be present during the body piercing, cosmetic tattooing or tattooing procedure. The written permission and a copy of the letters of guardianship when such permission is given by a guardian, shall be retained by the person administering such body piercing, cosmetic tattooing or tattooing for a period of five years. Violation of this section is a class A misdemeanor.

History: L. 1996, ch. 138, § 14; L. 2001, ch. 193, § 5; L. 2008, ch. 108, § 22; July 1.

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65-1954. Same; penalties; civil fines; costs and attorney fees; disposition of proceeds.

(a) The board, in addition to any other penalty prescribed under the act governing tattoo artists, cosmetic tattoo artists or body piercers, may assess civil fines and costs, including attorney fees, after proper notice and an opportunity to be heard, against any person or entity for a violation of the statutes, rules and regulations or orders enforceable by the board in an amount not to exceed $5,000 for the first violation, $10,000 for the second violation and $15,000 for the third violation and for each subsequent violation.

(b) In determining the amount of penalty to be assessed pursuant to this section, the board may consider the following factors among others: (1) Willfulness of the violation; (2) repetitions of the violation; and (3) magnitude of the risk of harm caused by the violation.

(c) In addition to a civil penalty and costs, the board may assess investigation and hearing costs against any individual required to be licensed, pursuant to this act, for proceedings which have resulted in a successful action by the board against the individual under K.S.A. 65-1947, and amendments thereto.

(d) All civil fines assessed and collected under this section shall be remitted to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the cosmetology fee fund. All costs assessed under this section shall be remitted to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the state general fund.

History: L. 1996, ch. 138, § 15; L. 2001, ch. 5, § 234; L. 2008, ch. 108, § 23; July 1.

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74-2701. Kansas state board of cosmetology; appointment; qualifications; terms; chairperson; executive director, treasurer; vacancies; oath.

(a) There is hereby created the Kansas state board of cosmetology, the members of which shall be appointed by the governor, to regulate the practice of the profession of cosmetology in Kansas. Not more than four members shall be of the same political party. Three members shall be licensed under the provisions of K.S.A. 65-1901 through 65-1912, and amendments thereto, at least two of whom shall be licensed cosmetologists; one member shall be a licensed permanent color technician and tattoo artist or a licensed body piercer; one member shall be an owner and licensed operator of a tanning facility; one member shall be a person who holds a valid school license issued by the board or a person who is engaged in the day-to-day operation of a school licensed by the board; and two members shall represent the general public interest. If none of the licensed cosmetologist members of the board is an African-American, at least one member representing the general public interest shall be an African-American. No manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer of cosmetic supplies or equipment used by the profession of cosmetology, or any representative of such manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer, shall become a member of the board.

(b) Members of the board serving prior to the effective date of this act may be reappointed as provided in this section. Of the members first appointed to the board on and after the effective date of this act, two members shall be appointed for terms of one year, two members shall be appointed for terms of two years and three members shall be appointed for terms of three years. Thereafter each member of the board shall be appointed for a term of three years, and until a successor is appointed and qualifies. The board shall annually select a chairperson from its membership.

(c) The governor shall appoint an executive director who shall serve at the pleasure of the governor. The executive director shall also be the treasurer of the board and shall keep a record of the proceedings and perform such other duties as the board shall direct.

(d) When a vacancy occurs by death or resignation, appointees to the board shall have the prescribed qualifications. All vacancies in the board shall be filled by the governor for the unexpired terms. The members of the board shall take the oath of office prescribed for public officers before entering upon the discharge of their duties.

History: L. 1927, ch. 245, § 4; L. 1961, ch. 385, § 1; L. 1963, ch. 316, § 4; L. 1967, ch. 434, § 34; L. 1969, ch. 370, § 1; L. 1978, ch. 308, § 60; L. 1981, ch. 249, § 4; L. 1992, ch. 262, § 10; L. 1996, ch. 138, § 16; L. 1998, ch. 160, § 13; L. 2002, ch. 187, § 16; July 1.

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69-15-1 Definitions.

The definitions of terms used in article 15 are as follows. a. "Antiseptic" means a product used to stop or inhibit the growth of bacteria.

b. "Clean" means the absence of soil and dirt.

c. "Closed book" means without aid from or availability of written material.

d. "Communicable disease or condition" means diseases or conditions diagnosed by a licensed physician as being contagious or transmissible, as defined in K.A.R. 28-1-2.

e. "Completed procedure" means, for the purposes of determining qualification for licensure, a tattoo that has been finished, including any touchups or additional work following initial healing, and releasing the client from service, as follows.

1. Figurative tattooing includes outlining and shading a new design on a client, or a different client, using different sizes or configurations of needles.

2. Cosmetic tattooing includes eyeliner, eyebrows, lip liner, full lip color, repigmentation, or camouflage but does not include beauty marks.

f. "Demonstration permit" means a license that has been issued to an applicant from another state for a period of time not to exceed 15 days, under which a person may practice in any licensed facility.

g. "Easily accessible" means having unrestricted use or availability, or easy to approach or enter.

h. "Enclosed storage area" means a separate room, closet, cupboard, or cabinet.

i. "Equivalent" means comparable but not identical, and covering the same subject matter.

j. "Gross incompetence" means a serious lack of ability, legal qualification, or fitness to perform one's duty effectively.

k. "High-level disinfectant" means a chemical agent that has demonstrated tuberculocidal activity.

l. "Instruments" means needles, probes, forceps, hemostats, or tweezers.

m. "Linens" means cloths or towels used for draping or protecting a table or similar functions.

n. "Low-level disinfectant" means a chemical agent that has demonstrated bactericidal, germicidal, fungicidal, and limited virucidal activity.

o. "Needle" means either of the following:

1. the implement used to insert dyes or pigments into the dermis of the skin during permanent color or tattoo procedures; or

2. the implement used to pierce or puncture a hole in any part of the human body for the purpose of inserting jewelry or other objects.

p. "Needle bar" means the metal or plastic device used to attach the needle to a tattoo machine.

q. "Official transcript" means a document certified by a school on a form approved and prescribed by the department of education or other regulating authority, indicating the hours and types of coursework, examinations, and scores that were completed by a student.

r. "One year of work experience" means a total of 12 full calendar months, but not necessarily within the same calendar year or consecutively.

s. "Operatory" means the isolated field in which treatment or services are provided.

t. "Piercing gun" means a hand-held tool manufactured exclusively for piercing the earlobe, into which studs and clutches are placed and inserted into the earlobe by a hand-squeezed or spring-loaded action to create a permanent hole. The tool shall be made of plastic, stainless steel, or other material that is able to be disinfected.

u. "Place or places of business" means each name, mailing address, and location, not a post office box, where the licensee or applicant for license performs services.

v. "Premises" means the entire building or structure within which services are performed.

w. "Probation" means continuation of licensure under special conditions set by the board.

x. "Protective gloves" means gloves made of vinyl or latex.

y. "Public view" means open to view and easy for the public to see.

z. "Reactivate" means to change an expired license to an active license.

aa. "Reciprocity" means eligibility for licensure based on board approval of a training program that an applicant completed in another state.

bb. "Renew" means to extend a current license for a year beyond expiration or to bring an inactive license to current, active status.

cc. "Repigmentation" means recoloration of the skin as a result of the following:

1. Use of dermabrasion, or chemical peels, or removal or resolution of birthmarks, vitiligo or other skin conditions that result in the loss of melanin to the skin;

2. Recoloration to scars as a result of surgical procedures, including face-lifts, mole or wart removal, or cauterization;

3. Recoloration to burn grafts and other skin irregularities resulting from burns or photo damage;

4. Recreation of an areola or nipple, following mastectomy; or

5. Use of cheek blush or other blending of pigments into skin in order to camouflage blotchy or irregularly pigmented skin.

dd. "Sharps" means any object that can penetrate the skin, including needles, scalpel blades, lancets, glass tubes that could be broken during handling, and syringes that have been removed from their original, sterile containers.

ee. "Sharps container" means a puncture-resistant, leak-proof container that can be closed for handling, storage, transportation, and disposal. The container shall be red and shall be labeled with the "Biohazard" symbol.

ff. "Single use" means products or items that are disposed of after each use, including cotton swabs or balls, tissues or paper products, paper or plastic cups, or gauze and sanitary coverings.

gg. "Sterilization" means destruction of all forms of microbiotic life, including spores.

hh. "Under direct supervision of a physician" means employed by and working in the office of a physician, with treatment ordered by and reimbursed to the physician.

ii. "Universal precautions" means a set of guidelines and controls, published by the center for disease control (CDC) as "guidelines for prevention of transmission of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis B virus to health-care and public-safety workers," in morbidity and mortality weekly report (MMWR), June 23, 1989, Vol. 38, No. S-6, and as "recommendations for preventing transmission of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis B virus to patients during exposure-prone invasive procedures," in MMWR, July 12, 1991, Vol. 40, No. RR-8. This method of infection control requires the employer and employee to assume that all human blood and specified human body fluids are infectious for HIV, HBV, and other blood pathogens. Precautions include hand washing, gloving, personal protective equipment, injury prevention, and proper handling and disposal of needles, other sharp instruments, and blood and body fluid contaminated products.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 74-2702a and 65-1948 and implementing K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 65-1946 and 65-1949; effective Aug. 22, 1997.)

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69-15-2 Approved course of study.

a. 1. To be approved by the board, a permanent color technician or tattoo artist training program shall include at least 600 hours of theory and practical experience that include 50 completed procedures, if completed in an approved school, or 1200 hours of theory and practical experience that include 50 completed procedures, if completed under the supervision of an approved trainer. A training program directly supervised by an approved trainer shall be limited to one trainee.

2. Each program of permanent cosmetics and tattooing shall include the following percentage of hours in its theory and practical experience:

Subject.................... Percentage of hours

Needles.................... 7

Tattoo machines, equipment, and supplies.................... 20

Safety, sanitation, sterilization, and blood-borne pathogens.................... 15

Basic color theory and pigments.................... 7

Placement of design.................... 7

Skin: Diseases, disorders, and conditions.................... 9

Client handling.................... 2

Business operations and Kansas statutes and regulations pertaining to permanent cosmetics and tattooing.................... 3

Clinical practice.................... 30

Total hours.................... 600 (In school).................... 1200 (Under a trainer)

b. 1. To be approved by the board, a basic body piercing technician training program shall include at least 600 hours of theory and practical experience that include 50 completed procedures, if completed in an approved school, or 1200 hours of theory and practical experience that include 50 completed procedures, if completed under the supervision of an approved trainer. In the basic body piercing training, the 50 completed procedures shall consist of at least five completed procedures for each of the following seven basic piercings in these areas:

A. Ears;

B. nose;

C. tongue;

D. nipple;

E. eyebrow;

F. navel; and

G. labrets (lips or around the mouth).

2. The following is the minimum course of study for basic body piercing:

Subject.................... Percentage of hours

Health and safety.................... 50

Sanitation, sterilization, and blood-borne pathogens

Skin: Diseases, disorders, and conditions

Anatomy

Universal precautions

First aid, C.P.R.

Clinical/Practical.................... 50

Needles, equipment and supplies

Jewelry and placement

Business operations and laws

Client relations

c. 1. An advanced training program for body piercing shall include, in addition to the hours required for the basic body piercing, 50 completed procedures within the advanced areas.

2. The advanced piercings shall include the following areas:

A. Male genitals;

B. female genitals;

C. multiple piercings in the same area; and

D. unusual piercings, including earl, which is surface-to-surface piercing located across the bridge of the nose, and madison, which is surface-to-surface piercing located near the clavical.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 74-2702a and implementing K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 65-1943 and 65-1949; effective Aug. 22, 1997.)

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69-15-3 Cosmetic tattoo artist trainer, tattoo artist trainer, and body piercing trainer.

a. Each applicant for licensure as a cosmetic tattoo artist trainer, tattoo artist trainer, or body piercing trainer shall apply on forms provided by the board and accompanied by the following:

1. The nonrefundable trainer license fee;

2. a valid Kansas cosmetic tattoo artist, body piercer, or tattoo artist license number;

3. documentation outlining the proposed training syllabus, which shall meet the requirements of K.A.R. 69-15-2(a), (b), or (c);

4. the name and address of the licensed establishment where training will be provided; and

5. verification of five years of full-time, active practice, consisting of at least 1,500 hours per year, as a licensed cosmetic tattoo artist, tattoo artist, or body piercer in any state.

b. In addition to meeting the requirements in subsection (a), each applicant seeking approval as an advanced body piercing trainer shall be licensed as an advanced body piercer.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 74-2702a; implementing K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 65-1943, 65-1948, and 65-1950; effective Aug. 27, 1997; amended Feb. 14, 2014.)

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69-15-4 Out-of-state equivalent course of study.

Each applicant who has completed a training program in another state or jurisdiction shall show that all of the following conditions are met, for that training program to be approved by the board:

a. During the applicant’s participation in the training program, the trainer was licensed and in good standing as a cosmetic tattoo artist, tattoo artist, or body piercer in the state or jurisdiction where the training occurred.

b. The applicant completed the training program under the direct supervision of the trainer or in a school.

c. The training program covered the areas of theory and practical experience specified in K.A.R. 69-15-2. If the training program completed in another state or jurisdiction included hours allotted to studying the laws and regulations of that state or jurisdiction, those hours may count toward the required number of hours allotted to studying Kansas statutes and regulations.

d. The training program included the total number of hours of theory and practical experience and the number of completed procedures specified in K.A.R. 69-15-2.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 65-1949 and K.S.A. 74-2702a; implementing K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 65-1948 and 65-1949; effective Aug. 22, 1997; amended Feb. 14, 2014.)

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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 the tattoo, cosmetic tattoo, or body piercing examination shall apply on forms provided by the board and accompanied by the following:

1. The nonrefundable examination application fee, the written examination fee, and the practical examination fee;

2. verification of the applicant’s date of birth, including a copy of a valid driver’s license, passport, or birth certificate;

3. verification of the applicant’s graduation from an accredited 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.

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 cosmetic tattooing, tattooing, or body piercing, or a final operating report from a licensed trainer providing direct supervision of the applicant, documenting the applicant’s completion of a training program equivalent to the requirements of K.A.R. 69-15-2.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 74-2702a; implementing K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 65-1943 and 65-1948; effective Aug. 22, 1997; Feb. 14, 2014.)

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69-15-6 Application completion and deadlines.

a. Applications for examination shall be received at least 30 calendar days before the next scheduled examination.

b. Any application submitted during the 30-day period immediately prior to the examination shall be reviewed, and if the applicant satisfies the requirements, that person shall be scheduled for the subsequent examination.

c. Applicants who fail to submit sufficient fees, complete documentation, and verification of training or experience, or both, shall be considered disqualified, and their application shall be closed. Examination fees may be carried forward one time to the next scheduled examination.

d. Any candidate for examination who fails to complete the examination process within the following time limits shall be required to submit a new application, documentation, and fees, according to this schedule:

1. One year from receipt of application, if the applicant does not meet the qualifications for examinations; or

2. one year from the date that the last section of the examination was attempted.

e. Any candidate who meets the requirements of the examination and is scheduled for the next examination may work in a licensed facility under the direct supervision of a licensed permanent cosmetic technician, tattoo artist, or body piercing technician until the candidate successfully passes the examination.

(Authorized by and implementing L. 1996, Ch. 138, Sec. 4; effective Aug. 22, 1997.)

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69-15-7 Examination for cosmetic tattoo artists, tattoo artists, or body piercers.

a. The examinations for tattoo, cosmetic tattoo, and body piercing shall consist of both a written examination and a practical examination on safety, sanitation, and standards of practice.

b. The examinations shall test the applicant’s knowledge of the following areas:

1. Basic principles of safety, sanitation, and sterilization;

2. Kansas laws and regulations;

3. chemical use and storage;

4. diseases and disorders including skin disease, HIV, hepatitis B, and infectious or contagious diseases;

5. equipment, supplies, tools, and implements;

6. practice standards;

7. establishment standards; and

8. definitions.

c. The written examination shall consist of no more than 150 multiple-choice questions and shall not exceed two hours in duration. The examination shall be closed-book and shall be presented and conducted in English. The examination shall consist of two sections, with one section composed entirely of questions related to Kansas law.

d. To test the applicant’s knowledge of infection-control practices and practice standards, the practical examination shall evaluate the following:

1. A setup for an actual procedure;

2. a mock demonstration of a procedure; and

3. a demonstration of the clean-up process for a procedure.

e. To be eligible for licensure, each applicant shall attain a score of at least 75 percent on each section of the written examination and a score of at least 75 percent on the practical examination.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 65-1943 and 65-1948 and K.S.A. 74-2702a; implementing K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 65-1943 and 65-1948; effective Aug. 22, 1997; amended Feb. 14, 2014.)

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69-15-8 Examination behavior.

a. Taking notes, textbooks, or notebooks into the examination room shall be prohibited.

b. An applicant shall be immediately disqualified during or after the examination for conduct that interferes with the examination. Such conduct may include the following behavior:

1. Giving or receiving aid, directly or indirectly during the examination process;

2. obtaining help or information from notes, books, or other individuals to answer questions;

3. removing or attempting to remove any secure, examination-related information or materials from the examination site;

4. failing to follow directions relative to the conduct of the examination; and

5. exhibiting behavior that impedes the normal progress of the examination.

c. Disqualification shall invalidate the examination and result in forfeiture of the examination and fee. The applicant shall be required to reapply, submit an additional examination fee, and schedule another examination at the date and time determined by the executive director. Reexamination shall be conducted at the board office.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 74-2702a and implementing K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 65-1948; effective Aug. 22, 1997.)

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69-15-9 Issuance and renewal of licenses.

a. Each individual license shall expire on the last day of the licensee's birth month. License fees shall be prorated at the rate of 1/12th of the license fee for each month of the original license.

b. A notice of renewal shall be mailed by the board to the last known address of the license holder.

c. The applicant shall apply for renewal in advance of the license expiration date of the prior license.

d. Renewal payments received in the board office or postmarked after the expiration date but within one year of expiration shall be assessed a late fee in addition to the annual renewal fee.

e. A license that has been expired for more than one year but less than three shall be deemed suspended and may be reactivated by payment of the following:

1. A suspended renewal fee for each year expired;

2. a reactivation fee; and

3. a renewal fee.

f. Any individual who fails to renew or reactivate a license within three years from the date of expiration shall reapply to take the exams, submit the examination fee and one-year licensee fee, and successfully pass all sections of the examination before a license is reissued.

(Authorized by and implementing L. 1996, Ch. 138, Sec. 6; effective Aug. 22, 1997.)

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69-15-10 Display of license and inspection certificate.

a. The practitioner shall post in public view in the lobby or waiting area of the place of business the current practitioner and facility license and a copy of the latest inspection certificate.

b. A licensee shall not post a reproduction of any license unless the board has issued and marked it "Duplicate."

c. A licensee shall not post a pocket identification card in lieu of a license.

(Authorized by and implementing L. 1996, Ch. 138, Sec. 5(a); effective Aug. 22, 1997.)

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69-15-11 Inspections generated by a complaint.

a. Each establishment shall be subject to inspection by the board or its designee, in order to investigate a specific complaint filed with the board, or to investigate any suspected violation of sanitary rules and regulations or other violations of the act.

b. An inspection generated by a complaint shall be authorized by the board or its executive director at any time, subject to the following limitations:

1. Inspections shall be made only between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. or anytime the practice or instruction of permanent color, tattooing, or body piercing is being conducted, unless agreed otherwise by all interested persons or entities.

2. Inspections shall be conducted by the board members, the executive director, employees, or agents of the board.

(Authorized by and implementing L. 1996, Ch. 138, Sec. 9(i); effective Aug. 22, 1997.)

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69-15-12 Continuing education for license renewal.

Each licensed cosmetic tattoo artist, tattoo artist, and body piercer shall participate in continuing education according to the following requirements:

a. Each individual shall biennially complete five clock-hours, either as one unit or a combination of units, not less than one hour each. 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 cosmetic tattoo artist, tattoo artist, and body piercer and shall consist of either of the following:

1. Participation in or attendance at an instructional program approved by the board; or

2. attendance at a meeting of the 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 individual’s continuing education as required by K.A.R. 69-15-13.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 65-1945 and K.S.A. 74-2702a; implementing K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 65-1943 and 65-1945; effective Aug. 22, 1997; amended Feb. 14, 2014.)

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69-15-13 Reporting continuing education.

a. Each tattoo licensee, cosmetic tattoo licensee, and body piercing licensee shall submit to the board the renewal application, renewal fee, and proof of five clock-hours of the required continuing education as a condition of renewal biennially. Proof of completion of the required continuing education shall consist of either of the following:

1. Submission to the board of evidence 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, 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.

b.1. The five clock-hours of continuing education shall be accumulated only in the most recent renewal period. The licensee shall retain the proof of continuing education until submitting the proof to the board at the time of renewal.

2. Hours of continuing education in excess of the requirement for renewal shall not be carried forward.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 74-2702a; implementing K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 65-1943 and 65-1945; effective Aug. 22, 1997; amended Feb. 14, 2014.)

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69-15-14 Cosmetic tattoo, tattoo, and body piercing establishment licensing and renewal.

a. Each applicant for an establishment license shall meet the following requirements before opening the establishment for business:

1. Apply on a form approved by the board and pay the nonrefundable establishment license fee;

2. comply with all applicable regulations of the board;

3. certify that application information is correct; and

4. provide a map or directions for locating the establishment, if the establishment is in a rural or an isolated area.

b. Each applicant for an establishment license for a mobile facility shall meet the following requirements before opening the mobile facility for business:

1. Apply on a form approved by the board and pay the nonrefundable mobile facility license fee;

2. comply with all applicable regulations of the board;

3. certify that the application information is correct;

4. provide the board with a permanent address for locating and inspecting the mobile facility; and

5. agree to provide the board with an updated address, map, or directions for locating the mobile facility at least five business days before operating at a location other than the permanent address.

c. Each establishment license shall expire one year from the last day of the month in which the license was issued.

d. Each establishment license holder shall be responsible for the cleanliness and sanitation of any common area of separately licensed establishments on the premises. Each violation found in the common area shall be cited against all establishment licenses issued and posted on the premises.

e. Each establishment license holder shall meet the following requirements:

1. Allow a board inspector to inspect the establishment when it is open for business;

2. not impede the normal progress of the inspection; and

3. prevent employees from impeding the normal progress of the inspection.

f. Establishment licenses shall not be transferable to a new location.

g. The ownership of establishment licenses shall not be transferred. A partial change in the ownership of any establishment license may be allowed if at least one original owner remains.

h. Each establishment licensee shall notify the board in writing and surrender the establishment license within 10 days of closure of the establishment.

i.1. Each applicant wanting to renew the establishment license shall submit an application and the establishment renewal fee before the expiration date of the current establishment license.

2. Any establishment licensee may renew the establishment license within 60 days after the expiration date of the prior establishment license upon submission of an application and payment of the establishment renewal fee and the delinquent establishment fee.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 74-2702a; implementing K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 65-1944, 65-1948, and 65-1950; effective Aug. 22, 1997; amended Feb. 14, 2014.)

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69-15-15 Cosmetic tatoo artist, tattoo artist, and body piercer practice standards; restrictions.

a. Cosmetic tattoo artists, tattoo artists, and body piercers shall not practice at any location other than a licensed establishment.

b. Each licensee shall keep an individual record of each client for at least five years. Each record shall include the name and address of the client, the date and duration of each service, the type of identification presented, and the type of services provided.

c. Each licensee shall give preservice information in written form to the client to advise of possible reactions, side effects, potential complications of the tattooing process, and any special instructions relating to the client’s medical or skin conditions, including the following:

1. Diabetes;

2. allergies;

3. cold sores and fever blisters;

4. epilepsy;

5. heart conditions;

6. hemophilia;

7. hepatitis;

8. HIV or AIDS;

9. medication that thins the blood;

10. moles or freckles at the site of service;

11. psoriasis or eczema;

12. pregnant or nursing women;

13. scarring; and

14. any other medical or skin conditions.

d. Each licensee shall give aftercare instructions to the client, both verbally and in writing after every service.

e. Each licensee providing tattoo or cosmetic tattoo services for corrective procedures shall take photographs before and after service. These photographs shall be maintained according to subsection (b).

f. Each licensee shall purchase ink, dyes, or pigments from a supplier or manufacturer. No licensee shall use products banned or restricted by the United States food and drug administration (FDA) for use in tattooing and permanent color.

g. A licensee shall not perform tattooing or body piercing for any of the following individuals:

1. A person who is inebriated or appears to be incapacitated by the use of alcohol or drugs;

2. any person who shows signs of recent intravenous drug use;

3. a person with sunburn or other skin diseases or disorders, including open lesions, rashes, wounds, or puncture marks; or

4. any person with psoriasis or eczema present in the treatment area.

h. Use of the piercing gun to pierce shall be prohibited on all parts of the body except the ear lobe.

i. Use of personal client jewelry or any apparatus or device presented by the client for use during the initial body piercing shall be prohibited. Each establishment shall provide presterilized jewelry, apparatuses, or devices, which shall have metallic content recognized as compatible with piercing services.

j. No licensee afflicted with an infectious or contagious disease, as defined in K.A.R. 69-15-1, shall be permitted to work or train in a school or an establishment.

k. No school or establishment shall knowingly require or permit a student or licensee to provide tattooing, cosmetic tattooing, or body piercing services for a person who has any infectious or contagious disease, as defined in K.A.R. 69-15-1.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 65-1946 and K.S.A. 74-2702a; implementing K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 65-1946; effective Aug. 22, 1997; amended Feb. 14, 2014.)

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69-15-16 Facility standards.

All facilities shall meet the following criteria.

a. All areas shall be kept clean and in good repair.

b. All surfaces, including counters, tables, equipment, client chairs, or recliners, that are in treatment and sterilization areas shall be made of smooth, nonabsorbent, and nonporous material.

c. Surfaces or blood spills shall be cleaned using an EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectant.

d. The water and plumbing fixtures in the facility shall include easy access to a sink with hot and cold running water, as part of the surrounding premises or adjacent to the facility but separate from a public restroom.

e. Toilet facilities shall be kept clean and in good working order at all times. Each toilet shall have a handwashing sink and a soap dispenser with disposable towels or an air dryer for hands.

f. The facility shall be equipped with adequate and sufficient artificial or natural lighting, providing at least 10 foot-candles of light at the work station or table, used at all times during which business is being conducted.

g. The facility shall be well ventilated with natural or mechanical methods that remove or exhaust fumes, vapors, or dust in order to prevent hazardous conditions from occurring or to allow the free flow of air in a room in proportion to the size of the room and the capacity of the room.

h. A proprietor or person in charge of the facility may designate the entire area as a nonsmoking area. A designated smoking area means any area set aside by a proprietor or person in charge of a public place where tobacco smoking is permitted and where a sign indicates the same. No person shall smoke or carry any lighted smoking device in a public place except in designated smoking areas. No facility shall be designated in its entirety as a smoking area. "Public place" means any enclosed indoor area open to and frequented by the public. "Open to and frequented by the public" means any area where the public can freely enter or move without special invitation.

i. If a room used for residential purposes is the same room or adjacent to a room used for the practice of permanent color, tattooing, or body piercing, then a solid partition shall separate the premises used for residential purposes from the tattooing and piercing area. The partition may contain a door, provided it remains closed, except for entering and leaving.

j. If a room used for any business purposes other than permanent color, tattooing, or body piercing is the same room or is adjacent to a room used for the practice of permanent color, tattooing, or body piercing, then the board may require that one or more of the following requirements be satisfied if there are conditions that the board considers a possible threat to the health of the employees, the customers, or the public:

1. A solid partition shall separate the premises used for other business purposes from the permanent color, tattooing, or body piercing area. The partition may contain a door, provided it remains closed except for entering and leaving.

2. A separate outside entrance shall be provided for the facility.

k. Pets or other animals shall not be permitted in the business facility. This prohibition shall not apply to registered therapy animals; trained guide animals for the disabled, sightless, or hearing impaired; or fish in aquariums.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 74-2702a and implementing K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 65-1946 and 65-1949; effective Aug. 22, 1997.)

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69-15-17 Required equipment.

a. Each cosmetic tattoo artist or tattoo artist shall maintain the following equipment at the establishment:

1. A tattoo machine or hand pieces of nonporous material that can be sanitized;

2. stainless steel or carbon needles and needle bars;

3. stainless steel, brass, or medical-grade plastic tubes that can be sterilized;

4. sterilization bags with color strip indicators, if the establishment does not use disposable implements;

5. single-use protective gloves;

6. single-use razors, or straight razors;

7. single-use towels, tissues, or paper products;

8. a sharps container and biohazard waste bags;

9. approved inks, dyes, and pigments, as required by K.A.R. 69-15-15;

10. approved equipment for cleaning and sterilizing instruments at the establishment, as required by K.A.R. 69-15-18 and 69-15-20;

11. spore tests, as required by K.A.R. 69-15-20; and

12. body arts industry-accepted ointment or lubricant.

b. Each body piercer shall maintain the following equipment at the establishment:

1. Single-use stainless steel needles;

2. sterilization bags with color strip indicators, if the establishment does not use disposable implements;

3. protective gloves;

4. single-use towels, tissues, or paper products;

5. a sharps container and biohazard waste bags;

6. approved equipment for cleaning and sterilizing instruments, as required by K.A.R. 69-15-18 and 69-15-20;

7. a piercing table or chair of nonporous material that can be sanitized;

8. a covered trash receptacle;

9. spore tests, as required by K.A.R. 69-15-20;

10. forceps that can be sterilized;

11. pliers of various sizes, made of material that can be sterilized;

12. bleach or hard-surface disinfectants;

13. antibacterial hand soap;

14. jewelry disinfectant; and

15. body arts industry-accepted ointment or lubricant

(Authorized by K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 65-1946 and K.S.A. 74-2702a; implementing K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 65-1946; effective Aug. 22, 1997; amended Feb. 14, 2014.)

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69-15-18 Cleaning methods prior to sterilization.

a. Each practitioner shall clean all nonelectrical instruments prior to sterilizing by brushing or swabbing to remove foreign material or debris, rinsing, and then performing either of the following steps:

1. Immersing them in detergent and water in an ultrasonic unit that operates at 40 to 60 hertz, followed by a thorough rinsing and wiping; or

2. submerging and soaking them in a protein-dissolving detergent or enzyme cleaner, followed by a thorough rinsing and wiping.

b. For all electrical instruments, each practitioner shall perform the following:

1. First remove all foreign matter; and

2. disinfect with an EPA-registered disinfectant with demonstrated bactericidal, fungicidal, and virucidal activity used according to manufacturer's instructions.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 74-2702a and implementing K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 65-1946 and 65-1949; effective Aug. 22, 1997.)

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69-15-19 Instrument sterilization standards.

a. The practitioner shall place cleaned instruments used in the practice of tattooing or piercing in sterile bags, with color strip indicators, and shall sterilize the instruments by exposure to one cycle of an approved sterilizer, in accordance with K.A.R. 69-15-20.

b. The provisions of this regulation shall not apply to electrical instruments.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 74-2702a and implementing K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 65-1946 and 65-1949; effective Aug. 22, 1997.)

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69-15-20 Approved sterilization modes.

a. Instruments used in the practice of permanent color, tattoo artist services, or body piercing shall be sterilized, using one of the following methods:

1. In a steam or chemical autoclave sterilizer, registered and listed with the federal food and drug administration, and used, cleaned, and maintained according to manufacturer's directions; or

2. with single-use, prepackaged, sterilized equipment obtained from reputable suppliers or manufacturers.

b. Practitioners shall sterilize all piercing instruments that have or may come in direct contact with a client's skin or be exposed to blood or body fluids. Piercing needles shall not be reused. All piercing needles shall be single use.

c. All sterilizing devices shall be tested on a regular basis for functionality and thorough sterilization by use of the following means:

1. Chemical indicators that change color, to assure sufficient temperature and proper functioning of equipment during the sterilization cycle; and

2. a biological monitoring system using commercially prepared spores, to assure that all microorganisms have been destroyed and sterilization has been achieved. This testing shall be performed every three months for tattoo and body piercing facilities.

d. Chemical and biological indicator test results shall be made available at the facility at all times for inspection by the board compliance officers.

e. Practicing permanent color, tattoo, and body piercing facilities shall submit to an inspection at least once every year, in order to determine compliance with requirements of the statute and with sanitation and sterilization practices.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 74-2702a and implementing K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 65-1946, 65-1948, and 65-1949; effective Aug. 22, 1997.)

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69-15-21 Handwashing and protective gloves.

a. Prior to and immediately following administering services to a client, all licensees and individuals being trained by licensed permanent color technicians, tattoo artists, and body piercing technicians shall thoroughly wash their hands and nails in hot, running water with soap and rinse them in clean, warm water.

b. All licensees and individuals being trained by licensed permanent color technicians, tattoo artists, and body piercing technicians shall wear protective gloves during services. Protective gloves shall be disposed of immediately following service.

(Authorized by and implementing L. 1996, Ch. 138, Sec. 7; effective Aug. 22, 1997.)

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69-15-22 Linens.

a. Each practitioner shall use clean linens for each client.

b. A common towel shall be prohibited.

c. Air blowers may be substituted for hand towels.

d. Each practitioner shall store clean linens, tissues, or single-use paper products in a clean, enclosed storage area until needed for immediate use.

e. Each practitioner shall dispose of or store used linens in a closed or covered container until laundered.

f. Each practitioner shall launder used linens either by a regular, commercial laundering or by a noncommercial laundering process that includes immersion in water at 160 degrees Fahrenheit for not less than 15 minutes during the washing and rinsing operations.

(Authorized by and implementing L. 1996, Ch. 138, Sec. 7; effective Aug. 22, 1997.)

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69-15-23 Clean instruments and products storage.

a. Before use, disposable products that come in contact with the areas to be treated shall be stored in clean containers that can be closed between treatments.

b. Clean, sterilized reusable instruments that come in contact with the areas to be treated shall be stored in clean, sterilized containers.

c. Clean, sterilized reusable transfer instruments, including forceps, trays, and tweezers, shall be stored in a clean, dry, sterilized container.

(Authorized by and implementing L. 1996, Ch. 138, Sec. 7; effective Aug. 22, 1997.)

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69-15-24 Chemical storage.

Each practitioner shall store chemicals in labeled, closed containers in an enclosed storage area. All bottles containing poisonous or caustic substances shall be additionally and distinctly marked as such and shall be stored in an area not open to the public.

(Authorized by and implementing L. 1996, Ch. 138, Sec. 7; effective Aug. 22, 1997.)

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69-15-25 Handling disposable materials.

a. Each practitioner shall dispose of disposable materials coming into contact with blood, body fluids, or both, in a sealable plastic bag that is separate from sealable trash or garbage liners or in a manner that protects not only the licensee and the client, but also others who may come into contact with the material, including sanitation workers.

b. Disposable, sharp objects that come in contact with blood or body fluids shall be disposed of in a sealable, rigid, puncture-proof container that is strong enough to protect the licensee, client, and others from accidental cuts or puncture wounds that could happen during the disposal process.

c. Licensees shall have either sealable plastic bags or sealable rigid containers available at the facility.

d. Each practitioner shall follow universal precautions in all cases.

(Authorized by and implementing L. 1996, Ch. 138, Sec. 7; effective Aug. 22, 1997.)

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69-15-26 Waste receptacles.

a. The practitioner shall deposit all waste material related to treatment in a covered container, following service for each client.

b. Waste disposed in a reception area and restrooms shall be limited only to materials that are not used in providing services to the client or are practice related.

c. Waste disposal containers shall be kept clean.

(Authorized by and implementing L. 1996, Ch. 138, Sec. 7; effective Aug. 22, 1997.)

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69-15-27 Permanent color and tattoo procedures.

a. Permanent color technicians and tattoo artists shall dispense all substances from containers in a manner that prevents contamination of the unused portion. A spray bottle to apply liquid to skin may be used. Single-use tubes or containers and applicators shall be discarded following the tattoo service.

b. Paper stencils and skin scribes shall be single use and shall be disposed of immediately following service.

c. The practitioner shall remove the tip of each body pencil used during a tattoo service, shall disinfect the body and tip of the pen, and shall sharpen the tip to remove the exposed edge.

d. The plastic or acetate stencil used to transfer the design to the client's skin shall be thoroughly cleansed and rinsed in an EPA-approved germicidal solution, according to the manufacturer's instructions, and then dried with a clean, single-use paper product.

e. Individual portions of inks, dyes, or pigments in clean, single-use containers shall be used for each client. Any remaining unused dye or pigments shall be discarded immediately following service.

f. Excess ink, dye, or pigment applied to the client's skin shall be removed with a clean, singleuse paper product obtained from a self-dispensing container.

g. Use of styptic pencils or alum solids to check any blood flow shall be prohibited.

h. Upon completion of tattooing, the practitioner shall cleanse the skin, excluding the area surrounding the eyes, with a clean, single-use paper product saturated with an EPA-approved germicidal solution.

i. A sanitary covering shall be placed over designs and adhered to the skin with suitable skin tape.

j. Each practitioner shall provide aftercare, which shall consist of both verbal and written instructions concerning proper care of the tattooed skin. Instructions shall specify the following information:

1. Care following service;

2. possible side effects; and

3. restrictions.

(Authorized by and implementing L. 1996, Ch. 138, Sec. 7; effective Aug. 22, 1997.)

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69-15-28 Preparation and aftercare of treatment area on client.

a. Permanent color technicians and tattoo artists shall cleanse the client's skin, excluding the areas surrounding the eyes, by washing with an EPA-approved germicidal solution applied with a clean, single-use paper product, before placing the design on the client's skin or beginning tattooing work.

b. If the area is to be shaved, the licensee shall use a single-use, disposable safety razor or sterilized straight-edged razor, and then rewash the client's skin.

c. Substances applied to the client's skin to transfer the design from stencil or paper shall be single use.

d. Aftercare shall be administered to each client following service, as stated in K.A.R. 69-15-27.

(Authorized by and implementing L. 1996, Ch. 138, Sec. 7; effective Aug. 22, 1997.)

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69-15-29 Body piercing procedures.

Body piercing technicians shall be responsible for adhering to the following standards while serving clients in the facility.

a. Each technician shall observe and follow thorough handwashing procedures with soap and water or an equivalent handwashing product before and after serving each client and as needed to prevent cross contamination or transmission of body fluids, infections or exposure to service-related wastes or chemicals.

b. Each technician shall cleanse the client's skin, excluding the areas surrounding the eyes, by washing it with an FDA-registered antiseptic solution applied with a clean, single-use paper product before and after piercing the client's skin.

c. All substances shall be dispensed from containers in a manner to prevent contamination of the unused portion. Single-use tubes or containers and applicators shall be discarded following the piercing service.

d. Any type of marking pen used by the technician shall be applied on cleansed skin only or shall be a surgical marking pen sanitized by design, including alcohol-based ink pens. The technician shall remove the tip of each body pencil used during a piercing, shall disinfect the body and the tip of the pencil, and shall sharpen the tip to remove the exposed edge.

e. Use of styptic pencils or alum solids to control blood flow shall be prohibited.

f. Aftercare shall be administered to each client following service. Aftercare shall consist of both verbal and written instructions concerning proper care of the pierced area. Instructions shall specify the following information:

1. Care following service;

2. possible side effects; and

3. restrictions.

g. Technicians who have open sores or bleeding lesions on their hands shall not have client contact until the lesions have healed to the scab phase. Each technician shall cover them with protective gloves or impervious bandages prior to contact with clients.

h. Technicians shall wear eye goggles, shields, or masks if spattering is likely to occur while providing services.

(Authorized by and implementing L. 1996, Ch. 138, Sec. 7; effective Aug. 22, 1997.)

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69-15-30 Fees.

The following fees shall be charged:

Exam application fee.......... $ 35.00

Examination fees

Written.......... $ 25.00

Practical.......... $ 50.00

License fee

Initial.......... $ 50.00

Annual renewal.......... $ 100.00

Late fee.......... $ 50.00

Duplicate license fee.......... $ 25.00

Facility license and renewal fee.......... $ 100.00

Facility late fee.......... $ 50.00

Demonstration license.......... $ 50.00

(Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 69-1950; effective Aug. 22, 1997.)

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Statutes and Regulations

relating to

Tanning Facilities


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Kansas Statutes


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65-1920. Tanning facility licensing; definitions.

(a) As used in this act:

(1) "Authorized agent" means an employee of the state board of cosmetology designated by the board to enforce this act.

(2) "Board" means the state board of cosmetology.

(3) "Phototherapy device" means equipment that emits ultraviolet radiation that is used in the treatment of disease or other medical use.

(4) "Tanning device" means equipment that emits electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths in the air that is used for tanning of human skin and includes any accompanying items incidental to operation of the tanning device.

(5) "Tanning facility" means any facility, whether independent or part of a salon, health spa or any other facility, which provides access to tanning devices but shall not include private residences if access to tanning devices is provided without charge.

(b) This act does not apply to use of a phototherapy device by or under supervision of a person licensed to practice medicine and surgery.

History: L. 1992, ch. 170, § 1; July 1.

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65-1921. Same; warnings.

A tanning facility shall give each customer a written statement warning that:

(a) Failure to use the eye protection provided to the customer by the tanning facility may result in damage to the eyes;

(b) overexposure to ultraviolet radiation causes burns;

(c) repeated exposure to ultraviolet radiation may result in premature aging of the skin and skin cancer;

(d) abnormal skin sensitivity or burning may be caused by reactions of ultraviolet radiation to certain: Foods; cosmetics; or medications, including: Tranquilizers; diuretics; antibiotics; high blood pressure medicines; or birth control pills; and

(e) any person taking a prescription or over-the-counter drug should consult a physician before using a tanning device.

History: L. 1992, ch. 170, § 2; July 1.

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65-1922. Same; warning signs; posting; dimensions.

(a) A tanning facility shall post a warning sign in a conspicuous location where it is readily visible by persons entering the establishment. The sign shall have dimensions of no less than eight inches by 10 inches and shall contain the following wording:

CAUTION: ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION

Repeated exposure to ultraviolet radiation may cause skin damage characterized by wrinkling, dryness, fragility and skin cancer.

Failure to use protective eyewear may result in severe burns or permanent injury to the eyes.

Medications or cosmetics may increase your sensitivity to ultraviolet radiation. Consult a physician before using a tanning device if you are using medications, have a history of skin problems or believe you are especially sensitive to sunlight. Pregnant women or women taking oral contraceptives who use this product may develop discolored skin.

IF YOU DO NOT TAN IN THE SUN, YOU WILL NOT TAN FROM USE OF AN ULTRAVIOLET DEVICE OR SUNLAMP

(b) A tanning facility shall post a warning sign, one for each tanning device, in a conspicuous location that is readily visible to a person about to use the device. The sign shall have dimensions of not less than eight inches by 10 inches and shall contain the following language:

CAUTION: ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION

1. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for use of this device.

2. Avoid too frequent or lengthy exposure. As with natural sunlight, exposure can cause serious eye and skin injuries and allergic reactions. Repeated exposure may cause skin cancer.

3. Wear protective eyewear. Failure to use protective eyewear may result in severe burns or permanent damage to the eyes.

4. Do not sunbathe before or after exposure to ultraviolet radiation.

5. Medications or cosmetics may increase your sensitivity to ultraviolet radiation. Consult a physician before using a sunlamp if you are using medication, have a history of skin problems or believe you are especially sensitive to sunlight. Pregnant women or women using oral contraceptives who use this product may develop discolored skin.

IF YOU DO NOT TAN IN THE SUN, YOU WILL NOT TAN FROM USE OF THIS DEVICE

History: L. 1992, ch. 170, § 3; July 1.

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65-1923. Same; promotional material.

A tanning facility shall not claim or distribute promotional materials that claim that using a tanning device is safe or free from risk.

History: L. 1992, ch. 170, § 4; July 1.

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65-1924. Same; presence of trained operator required; protective eyewear and physical aids; timer; maximum exposure time and interior temperature.

(a) A tanning facility shall have an operator present during operating hours. The operator must be trained in the correct operation of the tanning devices used at the facility that the operator may inform and assist each user in the proper use of the tanning devices.

(b) Before each use of a tanning device, the operator shall provide the customer with protective eyewear which meets the standards of title 21, part 1040.20 of the code of federal regulations. The operator may not allow a person to use a tanning device if that person does not use the protective eyewear. The operator shall also show each customer how to use suitable physical aids, such as handrails and markings on the floor, to maintain proper exposure distance as recommended by the manufacturer of the tanning device.

(c) The tanning facility shall use a timer with an accuracy of at least plus or minus 10% of any selected time interval. The facility shall limit the exposure time of a user on a tanning device to the maximum exposure time recommended by the manufacturer. The facility shall control the interior temperature of a tanning device so that it may not exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

History: L. 1992, ch. 170, § 5; July 1.

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65-1925. Rules and regulations; inspections; violations; remedies.

(a) The board may adopt rules and regulations to implement this act. The board, after consultation with the secretary of health and environment, shall adopt rules and regulations relating to the safe functioning of tanning devices. Pursuant to K.S.A. 65-1,148, and amendments thereto, the secretary of health and environment shall adopt sanitation standards for tanning facilities.

(b) An authorized agent shall have access at all reasonable times to any tanning facility to inspect the facility to determine compliance with this act.

(c) If an authorized agent finds that a person has violated, or is violating or threatening to violate this act and that the violation or threat of violation creates an immediate threat to the health and safety of the public, the authorized agent may petition the district court for a temporary restraining order to restrain the violation or threat of violation.

(d) If a person has violated or is violating or threatening to violate this act or rules and regulations adopted by the board or by the secretary of health and environment, as provided by this section, the board, after a hearing in accordance with the administrative procedure act, may suspend the license of a tanning facility until such time that the tanning facility can demonstrate to the board that it has corrected deficiencies and is in compliance with this act and rules and regulations adopted pursuant to this act.

(e) On application for injunctive relief and a finding that a person is violating or threatening to violate this act or rules and regulations adopted by the board or by the secretary of health and environment, as provided by this section, the district court shall grant any injunctive relief warranted by the facts.

History: L. 1992, ch. 170, § 6; L. 2002, ch. 187, § 11; July 1.

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65-1926. Licensure requirement; grounds for disciplinary action; fees.

(a) A person shall not operate a tanning facility without a valid license issued by the board.

(b) The license shall be displayed in a conspicuous place in the tanning facility.

(c) On application, on forms provided by the board, and on receipt of the appropriate fee, a license shall be renewed by the board.

(d) The board may adopt a system under which licenses expire on various dates during the year. As part of this system the annual renewal fee may be prorated on a monthly basis to reflect the actual number of months the license is valid.

(e) The board may deny, refuse to renew, revoke, cancel, suspend or place on probation a license to operate a tanning facility for any of the following reasons:

(1) A failure to pay a license fee or an annual renewal fee for a license;

(2) the applicant obtained or attempted to obtain a license by fraud or deception;

(3) a violation of any of the provisions of this act; or

(4) a violation of any rules and regulations adopted by the board or by the secretary of health and environment, as provided by K.S.A. 65-1925, and amendments thereto.

(f) The board shall establish appropriate licensure and renewal fees, not to exceed $100 per year for each tanning facility, by adoption of rules and regulations. The board may establish the fees based upon the number of beds used for tanning which the facility maintains. In addition to the fee for licensure and the fee for renewal of a license, the board may establish a fee not to exceed $150 for delinquent renewal of a license and a fee not to exceed $200 for reinstatement of a license.

(g) The executive director of the board shall remit all moneys received from fees under this act to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the manner specified under K.S.A. 74-2704, and amendments thereto.

(h) In addition to the board's authority to refuse licensure or impose discipline pursuant to subsection (a), the board shall have the authority to assess a fine not in excess of $1,000 against a licensee for each of the reasons specified in subsection (e). Such fine may be assessed in lieu of or in addition to such discipline.

History: L. 1992, ch. 170, § 7; L. 2001, ch. 5, § 232; L. 2002, ch. 187, § 12; L. 2008, ch. 108, § 10; July 1.

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65-1927. Penalties for violations.

Any person who operates an unlicensed tanning facility in this state or violates this act or any rules and regulations adopted by the board or by the secretary of health and environment, as provided by K.S.A. 65-1925, and amendments thereto, shall be guilty of a class C misdemeanor.

History: L. 1992, ch. 170, § 8; L. 2002, ch. 187, § 13; July 1.

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65-1929. Tanning facility license required; remedies.

(a) If the board determines that an individual or entity has operated a tanning facility without a valid license, in addition to any other penalties imposed by law, the board, in accordance with the Kansas administrative procedure act, may issue a cease and desist order against such individual or entity or may assess such individual or entity a fine of not to exceed $1,500 or may issue such order and assess such fine. In determining the amount of fine to be assessed, the board may consider the following factors:

(1) Willfulness of the violation,

(2) repetitions of the violation, and

(3) risk of harm to the public caused by the violation.

(b) The board may bring an action in its own name in a court of competent jurisdiction to enjoin any person from operating a tanning facility without a currently valid license. In any civil action brought under this section, it shall be presumed that irreparable damage will occur where the board alleges and proves a person committed a violation of such licensing laws. In addition to issuing an order for injunctive relief, the court may also assess a fine of not to exceed $1,500 against such person.

History: L. 2002, ch. 187, § 14; July 1.

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28-24a-1 Definitions.

a. ``Consumer’’ has the meaning specified in K.A.R. 69-12-1.

b. ``EPA’’ means the United States environmental protection agency.

c. ``FDA’’ means the United States food and drug administration.

d. ``Person’’ means an individual, association, corporation, or other legal entity.

e. ``Protective eyewear’’ means any device designed to be worn by users to reduce exposure of the eyes to the radiation emitted by the tanning device.

f. ``Tanning device operator’’ means an individual who controls operation of a tanning device and instructs and assists the consumer in the proper operation of the tanning device.

g. ``Tanning facility operator’’ means the person who is licensed to operate a tanning facility.

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28-24a-2 Facility standards and practices.

a. After each use of a tanning device, a tanning device operator shall disinfect the tanning device using an EPA-registered disinfectant with demonstrated bactericidal, fungicidal, tuberculocidal, and virucidal activity when used according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

b. Each tanning device operator shall ensure that each towel distributed to a consumer or any other individual is, upon its return, deposited in a closed receptacle and not used again until laundered and sanitized.

c. Each tanning facility operator shall ensure that the tanning facility is well lighted, well ventilated, and sanitary.

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28-24a-3 Protective eyewear.

Each tanning device operator shall disinfect the protective eyewear before each use. If single-use protective eyewear is used, the eyewear shall be disposed of in a covered waste receptacle immediately after use.

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69-12-1 Definitions.

a. "FDA" means the United States food and drug administration.

b. "Consumer" means any member of the public who is provided access to a tanning facility in exchange for a fee or other compensation, or any individual who, in exchange for a fee or other compensation, is afforded use of a tanning facility as a condition or benefit of membership or access.

c. "Tanning device operator" means an individual who controls operation of the tanning device and instructs and assists the consumer in the proper operation of the tanning device.

d. "Tanning facility operator" means the person who is licensed to operate a tanning facility.

e. "Person" means an individual, association, corporation or other legal entity.

(Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-1925; effective Dec. 13, 1993.)

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69-12-2 Licenses.

a. Prior to operating a tanning facility, a person shall make application, on forms provided by the board, to the Kansas state board of cosmetology for a tanning facility license. The application shall be accompanied by the applicable tanning facility license fee.

b. Prior to the issuance of a tanning facility license, the tanning facility and tanning devices shall be inspected by an authorized agent of the board for compliance with article 12 and K.S.A. 65-1920 et seq., and amendments thereto.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 65-1925 and implementing K.S.A. 65-1926; effective Dec. 13, 1993.)

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69-12-3 Expiration of licen; renewals; reinstatements.

a. Each tanning facility license shall expire one year from the last day of the month of its issuance unless renewed by payment of the annual renewal fee.

1. Each application for renewal of a tanning facility license shall be postmarked on or before the expiration date of the current license.

2. Each application for renewal of a tanning facility license shall be submitted on forms approved by the board and shall be accompanied by the applicable fee.

b. A tanning facility operator may renew the tanning facility license within 60 days after the expiration date of the prior license upon payment of the delinquent renewal fee.

c. A tanning facility operator may reinstate a tanning facility license within one year of the expiration date of the prior license upon payment of the reinstatement fee.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 65-1925; implementing K.S.A.

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69-12-4 Licenses on closed facilities returned to board.

When a tanning facility is permanently closed, the tanning facility operator shall immediately mail the tanning facility license to the Kansas state board of cosmetology.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 65-1925 and implementing K.S.A. 65-1926; effective Dec. 13, 1993.)

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69-12-5 Fees.

New tanning facility license fee.......... $100.00

Tanning facility license renewal fee.......... $75.00

Delinquent renewal fee.......... $100.00

Reinstatement fee.......... $200.00

(Authorized by K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 65-1926 and K.S.A. 74-2702a; implementing K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 65-1926; effective Dec. 13, 1993; amended Feb. 14, 2014.)

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69-12-7 Tanning device operators.

a. A tanning device operator shall be present when a tanning device is operated.

b. A tanning facility operator shall maintain verification of training for each tanning device operator. Training shall include knowledge in the following areas:

1. the requirements of these regulations;

2. procedures for correct operation of the facility;

3. recognition of injury or overexposure;

4. manufacturer's procedures for operation and maintenance of tanning equipment; and

5. emergency procedures in case of injury.

c. A tanning facility operator shall maintain a list of tanning device operators, trained in accordance with this section, which shall be available at the tanning facility.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 65-1925 and implementing K.S.A. 65-1924; effective Dec. 13, 1993.)

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69-12-8 Warnings.

a. The tanning facility operator shall post warning signs as specified in subsections (a) and (b) of K.S.A. 65-1922.

b. The tanning facility operator shall have available for inspection, written warning statements that are in compliance with K.S.A. 65-1921. The tanning device operator shall read the required information to any illiterate or visually handicapped consumer, in the presence of a witness.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 65-1925; implementing K.S.A. 65-1921 and K.S.A. 65-1922; effective Dec. 13, 1993.)

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69-12-9 Report of injuries.

a. The tanning facility operator shall forward to the board of cosmetology, a written report of any injury, within five working days of its occurrence or knowledge thereof. The report shall include:

1. the name of the affected individual;

2. the name and location of the tanning facility involved;

3. the nature of the injury; and

4. any other information considered relevant to the situation.

(Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-1925; effective Dec. 13, 1993.)

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69-12-10 Exposure schedule.

a. The recommended exposure schedule for each tanning device shall be displayed in a conspicuous place near the device.

b. The tanning device operator shall ensure that consumers do not exceed the tan time indicated by the manufacturer.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 65-1925 and implementing K.S.A. 65-1924; effective Dec. 13, 1993.)

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69-12-11 Timer.

Each tanning device shall have a timer which complies with the requirements of 21 CFR Part 1040, Section 1040.20 (c)(2) as in effect on September 6, 1985. The maximum timer interval shall not exceed the manufacturer's maximum recommended exposure time. No timer interval shall have an error greater than ± 10% of the maximum timer interval for the product.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 65-1925 and implementing K.S.A. 65-1924; effective Dec. 13, 1993.)

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69-12-12 Control device.

Each tanning device shall have a control that allows the consumer to turn off the device at any time.

(Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-1925; effective Dec. 13, 1993.)

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69-12-14 Protective barriers.

There shall be physical barriers to protect consumers from injury induced by touching or breaking the lamps.

(Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-1925; effective Dec. 13, 1993.)

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69-12-15 Stand-up booths.

a. For stand-up booths, there shall be physical barriers or other means such as handrails or floor markings to indicate the proper exposure distance between ultraviolet lamps and the consumer's skin.

b. The construction of each booth shall be such that it will withstand the stress of use and the impact of a falling person.

c. The entrance to each booth shall be of rigid construction. Doors shall open outwardly. Handrails and non-slip floors shall be provided.

(Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-1925; effective Dec. 13, 1993.)

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69-12-16 Lamps.

a. Each tanning facility shall use only tanning devices manufactured in accordance with the specifications set forth in 21 CFR Part 1040, Section 1040.20, as in effect on September 6, 1985, ``Sunlamp products and ultraviolet lamps intended for use in sunlamp products.''

b. Each sunlamp product or ultraviolet lamp used in these facilities shall not emit any measurable Ultraviolet C radiation.

c. Each ultraviolet lamp contained within the sunlamp product shall be shielded to avoid contact with the consumer.

d. Services and repair shall be carried out by a competent person in accordance with the information supplied with the device.

e. Defective or burned out tanning lamps or bulbs shall be replaced with a type intended for use in that device and shall be of the same ultraviolet range, A or B, as the manufacturer specifies, and shall be the original lamp type as specified by the manufacturer, or an equivalent lamp approved by the FDA.

(Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-1925; effective Dec. 13, 1993.)

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69-12-17 Enforcement.

a. A tanning facility operator shall be responsible for implementing and maintaining the tanning facility and tanning device in compliance with all applicable regulations and statutes both individually and jointly with all tanning device operators employed by or working in the tanning facility.

b. Refusal to permit, or interference with, an inspection by an authorized representative of the board of cosmetology during any time the facility is operating shall constitute cause for the board to revoke, cancel, suspend, or place the license on probation.

(Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-1925; effective Dec. 13, 1993.)

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