Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Health Professions
Board
Board of Medicine
chapter
Regulations Governing the Practice of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatry, and Chiropractic [18 VAC 85 ‑ 20]
Action:
Supervision and direction for laser hair removal
 
General Information
Action Summary Consistent with provisions of HB2119 of the 2017 General Assembly, laser hair removal must be performed by a “properly trained person” who is a licensee or by a “properly trained person under the direction and supervision” of a doctor, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner. The intent of this action is to provide a regulatory framework for “direction and supervision” so the laser hair technician, the supervising practitioner and the public will understand the scope of responsibility for such direction and supervision.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 18 VAC 85-20 Regulations Governing the Practice of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatry, and Chiropractic Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  18 VAC 85 - 50 Regulations Governing the Practice of Physician Assistants Amend Existing Regulation
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005269]
Associated Mandates Oversight of laser hair removal
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7984 NOIRA Comment period is underway and will end on 11/1/2017.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address: william.harp@dhp.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)367-4621    FAX: (804)527-4429    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.