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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board
Board for Barbers and Cosmetology
chapter
Board for Barbers and Cosmetology Tattooing Regulations [18 VAC 41 ‑ 50]
Action:
General Review 2017 | Tattoo and Body-Piercing
 
General Information
Action Summary Changes in the body art industry, and the time elapsed since the last regulatory changes, warrant a general review of the tattooing and body-piercing regulations. The Board for Barbers and Cosmetology seeks to amend its current regulations to ensure they are as least intrusive and burdensome as possible, while still protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public. The regulations will be reviewed to make sure that they accurately reflect current professional and industry standards and are consistent, clearly written, and easily understandable. The Board will also consider amending current regulations to allow the tattoo and body-piercing apprenticeships to be administered by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry. The Board may make other changes it identifies as necessary during the regulatory review process.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 18 VAC 41-50 Board for Barbers and Cosmetology Tattooing Regulations Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  18 VAC 41 - 60 Board for Barbers and Cosmetology Body-Piercing Regulations 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  [005125]
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7966 NOIRA Comment period is underway and will end on 11/15/2017.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Demetrios J. Melis  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address: barbercosmo@dpor.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)367-8590    FAX: (804)527-4295    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.