Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Regulations Governing the Licensure of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses [18 VAC 90 ‑ 30]
Supervision and direction of laser hair removal
Action 4863
General Information
Action Summary Consistent with provisions of HB2119 of the 2017 General Assembly, laser hair removal must be performed by a “properly trained person” who is a licensee or by a “properly trained person under the direction and supervision” of a doctor, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner. The intent of this action is to provide a regulatory framework for “direction and supervision” so the laser hair technician, the supervising practitioner and the public will understand the scope of responsibility for such direction and supervision.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005221]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7988 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/01/2017.
8259 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/28/2018.
8537 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/07/2019.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Sutie 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4520    FAX: (804)527-4455    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.