Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 64B8-52.004 - Requirements for Approval of Training Courses for Laser and Light-Based Hair Removal or Reduction

Current through Reg. 47, No. 249; December 28, 2021

The Electrolysis Council will approve laser and light-based hair removal or reduction continuing education training courses upon application if the following requirements are met:

(1) Continuing education providers seeking initial approval by the Council shall pay a fee of $250, and shall apply through the Department of Health's contracted continuing education system, CE broker, at www.cebroker.com. Continuing education providers seeking renewal of provider status shall also pay a $250 fee each biennium. To receive Council approval, a continuing education program:
(a) Shall be submitted for the Council's approval not less than 60 days nor more than 360 days prior to the date the offering is scheduled;
(b) Shall have its sponsor submit to the Council at least the following:
1. A statement of the educational goals and objectives of the program;
2. A detailed course outline or syllabus, including such items as method of instruction, testing materials, if any;
3. A current curriculum vitae of the course instructor(s);
4. The procedure to be used for recording attendance of those attendees seeking to apply for continuing education credit and the procedure for certification by the course's registrar of attendance;
5. A sample certificate of completion; and
6. A copy of the electrology facility license and the most recent Department of Health inspection sheet from the location where the continuing education training course is offered demonstrating compliance with paragraph 64B8-51.006(3)(g), F.A.C.
(2) The course consists of thirty (30) hours of instruction, which may include 15 hours of home-study didactic training, in the use of laser and light-based hair removal or reduction devices, including:
(a) Biology of hair;
(b) Laser and light-based device terminology;
(c) Basic electricity;
(d) Laser and light-based hair removal physics, including:
1. The theory of traditional light.
2. The theory of coherent light.
3. The electromagnetic spectrum.
4. The different types of laser and light-based hair removal devices.
5. The history of laser and light-based device development.
6. The history of medical laser and light-based device development.
7. Understanding photonic principles and how a laser and light-based device works.
8. Hair removal laser and light-based device delivery systems.
(e) Safety and precautions, including:
1. Federal and quasi-federal regulatory agencies and their roles in safety.
2. Treatment room considerations.
3. Eye safety for the operator and the patient.
4. Fire safety.
(f) Laser and light based tissue interaction, including:
1. Grotthuss-Draper law.
2. Reflection, transmission, scatter and absorption.
3. The melanin and hemoglobin absorption curve at various hair removal device wavelengths.
4. Depth of penetration and wavelength.
5. Possible effects of absorption of light energy.
6. Selective photothermolysis, including:
a. Wavelength.
b. Pulse duration.
c. Energy fluence.
d. Spot size.
(g) Sanitation;
(h) Fitzpatrick skin typing;
(i) The patient intake form;
(j) The consultation;
(k) Proper documentation of patient case history and consent forms;
(l) Pre-treatment patient preparation including test spot considerations and the Nikolski sign;
(m) Treatment contra-indications including the recognition of disease conditions of the skin;
(n) Handpiece and spot size considerations;
(o) Fluence setting;
(p) Stretch technique;
(q) Use of grid stamp;
(r) Post-treatment procedures, including:
1. Application of ice and medication.
2. Instructions to patients.
(s) Expected outcomes including erythema and edema;
(t) Possible adverse outcomes;
(u) Follow-up care;
(v) The concept of using needle-type epilators to complement laser and light-based hair removal or reduction devices; and
(w) At least five (5) hours of hands-on experience with laser and light-based devices to include hair removal or reduction from all areas of the body.
(3) The instructors of each laser and light-based hair removal course have one year of experience using laser or light-based devices for hair removal after having passed the Society for Clinical and Medical Hair Removal test for certification as a Certified Medical Electrologist. Verifiable documentation of this experience must be submitted to the Council with the application.


Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 64B8-52.004

Rulemaking Authority 456.025(7), 478.43(1), (4) FS. Law Implemented 456.025(7), 478.42(5), 478.43(3), (4), 478.50 478.51 FS.

New 10-3-00, Amended 12-24-01, 12-26-02, 8-17-04, 7-3-06, 2-18-09, Amended by Florida Register Volume 40, Number 237, December 9, 2014 effective 12-21-14, Amended by Florida Register Volume 43, Number 020, January 31, 2017 effective 2-15-17.

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