North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 88A Electrolysis Practice Act

  • § 88A-1   Short title
    This Chapter may be cited as the "Electrolysis Practice Act." (1989 (Reg. Sess., 1990), c. 1033.)
  • § 88A-2   Purpose
    The purpose of this Chapter is to ensure minimum standards of competency, to protect the public from misrepresentation of status by persons who hold themselves...
  • § 88A-3   Definitions
    As used in this Chapter, unless the context requires otherwise: (1) "Board" means the North Carolina Board of Electrolysis Examiners. (2) "Electrolysis" means the permanent...
  • § 88A-4   Unlawful practice
    (a) It shall be unlawful to engage in the practice of electrolysis or laser, light source, or pulsed‑light treatments in this State without a license....
  • § 88A-5   Creation and membership of Board
    (a) The North Carolina Board of Electrolysis Examiners is created. The Board shall consist of five members as follows: (1) Three electrologists who have engaged...
  • § 88A-6   Powers and duties of the Board
    The Board shall have the following general powers and duties: (1) To administer and interpret this Chapter; (2) To adopt rules in the manner prescribed...
  • § 88A-7   Applicability of Executive Budget Act; audit oversight
    The Treasurer or the Executive Director shall deposit all fees payable to the Board with the State Treasurer, to be credited to the account of...
  • § 88A-8   The Board may accept contributions, etc
    The Board may accept grants, contributions, devises, bequests, and gifts that shall be kept in the same account as the funds deposited in accordance with...
  • § 88A-9   Expenses and fees
    (a) All salaries, compensation, and expenses incurred or allowed for the purpose of carrying out the purposes of this Chapter shall be paid by the...
  • § 88A-10   Requirements for licensure as an electrologist
    (a) Any person who desires to be licensed as an "electrologist" pursuant to this Chapter shall: (1) Submit an application on a form approved by...
  • § 88A-10.1   Temporary license
    The Board may issue a temporary license to practice electrology to an applicant who meets the requirements of G.S. 88A‑10(a)(1)‑(4). A temporary license may not...
  • § 88A-11   Licensure without examination
    The Board may issue a license to practice electrology, without examination, to an applicant: (1) Who was engaged in the practice of electrolysis in this...
  • § 88A-11.1   Requirements for licensure as a laser hair practitioner; limitations on licensed laser hair practitioners
    (a) Any person seeking licensure by the Board as a laser hair practitioner shall have met the following requirements at the time the license is...
  • § 88A-12   License renewal
    (a) Every electrologist license or laser hair practitioner license issued pursuant to this Chapter must be renewed annually. On or before the date the current...
  • § 88A-13   Continuing education
    (a) The Board shall determine the number of hours and subject matter of continuing education required as a condition of license renewal. The Board may...
  • § 88A-14   Inactive list
    Upon request by a licensee for inactive status, the Board shall place the licensee's name on the inactive list. While on the inactive list, the...
  • § 88A-15   Exemptions from licensure
    The following individuals shall be permitted to practice electrology without a license: (1) Any physician licensed in accordance with Article 1 and Article 11 of...
  • § 88A-15.1   Persons and practices not affected
    The requirements of this Chapter shall not apply to any person licensed or approved by the North Carolina Medical Board to practice medicine or perform...
  • § 88A-16   Permanent establishment required
    (a) Electrolysis shall be practiced by a licensed person only in a permanent establishment, hereafter referred to as an office. The Board may adopt reasonable...
  • § 88A-17   Requirements for certification as an electrology instructor
    (a) Any person who desires to be certified as an "electrology instructor" pursuant to this Chapter shall: (1) Submit an application on a form approved...
  • § 88A-17.1   Requirements for licensure as a laser hair practitioner instructor
    (a) Any person who desires licensure as a laser practitioner instructor pursuant to this Chapter shall meet the following requirements: (1) Submit an application on...
  • § 88A-18   Renewal of instructor's license
    An electrology or laser hair practitioner instructor's license shall be renewed annually. On or before the date the current license expires, the applicant must submit...
  • § 88A-19   Requirements for certification as a Board approved school of electrology
    (a) Any school in this State or another state that desires to be certified as a Board approved school of electrology shall: (1) Submit an...
  • § 88A-19.1   Requirements for certification as a Board-approved school of laser, light source, or pulsed-light treatments
    (a) Any school in this State or another state that desires to be certified as a Board‑approved school of laser, light source, or pulsed‑light treatments...
  • § 88A-20   Certification renewal
    Every certificate issued pursuant to G.S. 88A‑19 or G.S. 88A‑19.1 shall be renewed annually. On or before the date the current certificate expires, the applicant...
  • § 88A-21   Disciplinary authority of the Board
    (a) Grounds for disciplinary action shall include: (1) Conviction of, or finding of guilt with respect to, a crime in this State or any other...
  • § 88A-22   Enjoining illegal practices
    (a) If the Board finds that any person is violating any of the provisions of this Chapter, it may apply in its own name to...
  • § 88A-23   Reports and immunity from suit
    Any person who has reasonable cause to suspect misconduct or incapacity of a licensee, or who has reasonable cause to suspect that any person is...