Electrolysis regulation by state
Electrolysis is regulated in some states, meaning practitioners must be licensed by the state. This is usually determined by each state’s state medical board.
In 2002, a reader wote:
I noticed on your website that you indicate that, in most states, electrolysis licensing is decided by the medical boards.
I just wanted to let you know that medical boards regulate electrolysis in very FEW states. The most common boards or departments that regulate electrology are the Barbarering & Cosmetology Boards or the Health Boards. I will also say that thank goodness the medical boards are NOT usually involved. If they were, it would cost a lot more and require a lot less training (just like laser hair removal).
I just thought you might want to know.
State Electrolysis is regulated Alabama Yes Alaska Arizona Arkansas Yes California Yes Colorado Connecticut Yes Delaware: Yes District of Columbia Yes Florida Yes Georgia Hawaii Yes Idaho Yes Illinois Indiana Yes Iowa Yes Kansas Yes Kentucky Louisiana Yes Maine Yes Maryland Yes Massachusetts Yes Michigan Yes Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Yes Nebraska Yes Nevada Yes New Hampshire Yes New Jersey Yes New Mexico Yes New York North Carolina Yes North Dakota Yes Ohio Yes Oklahoma Yes Oregon Yes Pennsylvania Rhode Island Yes South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Yes Texas Utah Yes Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Yes Wyoming
Source: American Electrology Association