Electrology regulations by state


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