passed bills or rule actions
Amended 2023 bill gives authority to the board to determine scope, antiquated language was left in statute and now administrative rules are essential to fix the problem with original bill.
Bill signed by govenor 6/7/23. Gives authority to NV Cosmetology Board to define medical esthetic devices and general scope of practice.
UPDATE: Statute that was passed was not ideal but opened the process for correction in administrative rules. Our NV Coalition was very vocal with multiple documents submitted. We will be expanding this outreach to other partners. These changes were supported by industry leaders such as Lightstim, Artemis & Hydrafacial. We will continue to work together to get this fixed.
2022 POSITION: This bill was worked on by NIMA (National Institute of Medical aesthetics) without industry involvement or support. The scope of practice outlined as well as requirements for getting this license do not meet current national standards and are poorly written.The opposition is from the medical community which also is using a safety argument without providing data or understanding what a master esthetician scope is.
We would support this bill with amendments and cooperation with the sponsor. We do not support private entities pushing a bill that will directly affect estheticians' livelihood while enriching that entity. Key changes requested: update the scope of practice to reflect a national standard. Clearly outline supervision guidelines and allow the state board to define educational requirements and specific modalities within the scope outline.Sponsors: Senator Lange Lobbyist: Carrara Nevada (working with NIMA)
NV COALITION RESPONSE SB249
Administrative rules process-it is essential you are involved!!