|Action||Amendments to Barbering and Cosmetology Regulations 2012|
|Comment Period||Ends 3/14/2012|
mandates to current regulations
I think Board Certified Cosmetologists should absolutely be required to complete any type of continuing education offered. I also think, more importantly, the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulations should mandate AND enforce a law along with a representative from every city in Virginia to bar and fine ANY INDIVIDUAL PRACTICING IN A SALON IN THIS INDUSTRY WITHOUT A CURRENT, UP TO DATE STATE LICENSE! This practice alone would raise extra money for the State, provided the fine is followed with a collection of the money owed. There are currently numerous individuals who practice in salons WITHOUT ANY TYPE OF LICENSURE WHO ARE OVERLOOKED DUE TO LACK OF MANPOWER IN THE FIELD and we end up having to pay for it. If you are to enforce safety and infection control issues, you have to crawl before you walk. Removing unlicensed individuals from current licensed salons would help with this matter. Furthermore, the licensee's picture should appear on the license itself, just like a drivers permit, so the license cannot be switched from station to station when needed. Safety and Infection control is one of the most important parts of any salon or school with the vast spread of the new "super bugs", so if strict codes aren't mandated and met, action should be taken and fines should be given. Thank you.