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Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Regulations Governing the Licensure of Nurse Practitioners [18 VAC 90 ‑ 30]
Supervision and direction of 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 Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005221]
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7988 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/1/2017.
8259 Proposed Comment period is underway and will end on 12/28/2018.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Sutie 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4520    FAX: (804)527-4455    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.