Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Barbers and Cosmetology
Petition 355
Petition Information
Petition Title Amend bathroom sanitation and safety requirements for esthetics facilities
Date Filed 11/1/2021    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Christine Werne  
Petitioner's Request

To amend 18VAC41-70-270.C.4 to allow an esthetics facility to make use of bathroom space that is not exclusive to its clients, as long as the bathroom is geographically close to the facility and the facility takes responsibility for the sanitation and safety requirements of the bathroom.

Agency's Plan

The petition will be published on November 22, 2021, in the Register of Regulations for a 30-day public comment period ending December 22, 2021.

The Board will consider the petition and any comment received at its meeting on January 10, 2022.

Comment Period Began 11/22/2021    Ended 12/22/2021
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 11/1/2021
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 11/22/2021     Volume: 38  Issue: 7
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 1/20/2022
Decision Publication Date Published on: 2/14/2022     Volume: 38  Issue: 13
Agency Decision Summary

The Board agrees with the policy change suggested in the petition, but the petition excludes several professions that are also impacted by the petition's specified regulatory requirement. Because the petition as written would exclude four other professions from the benefits of the proposal, the Board rejects the petition.  The Board intends to reconsider this proposal, but encompassing all professions under the Board, at it's March 2022 meeting.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Stephen Kirschner  / Board Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, 23233
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