SB 0292 Licensing of cosmetologists
Committee:FINALR Number:L0997.03T
Last Action:07/06/95 - Signed by Governor
Title:CCS/HCS/SB 292
Effective Date:August 28, 1995
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Current Bill Summary

CCS/HCS/SB 292 - This act makes numerous changes regarding the licensing of cosmetologists. Several pertinent changes are as follows:

(1) New definitions of cosmetologist, cosmetology, and the several classified occupations of cosmetology are included;

(2) Reciprocity provisions for applicants from other states whose requirements are not substantially equal to those in force in Missouri;

(3) Provisions pertaining to persons who are not in compliance with the requirements of this act;

(4) Provisions covering persons who hold a current valid license, certificate or permit and the retention of any existing legal status;

(5) Retail cosmetic salespersons are exempt from the registration requirement, but the State Board of Cosmetology may establish minimum sanitation standards for such persons and may inspect the establishments; and

(6) Adds Class E - Estheticians. This class includes the use of mechanical or electrical equipment for massaging, cleansing, stimulating, manipulating, etc. Until July 1, 1996, any Missouri licensed cosmetologist may be licensed as an esthetician without an exam if the person applies to the Board and pays a fee to be established by the Board. After July 1, 1996, a person shall be required to take a 750-hour course and pass an exam in order to be licensed as an esthetician. Certain provisions govern schools licensed to teach esthetics. RONALD J. LEONE