Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Barbers and Cosmetology
Barbering and Cosmetology Regulations [18 VAC 41 ‑ 20]
Update of disinfectant terminology
Action 5272
General Information
Action Summary Replaces the regulatory requirement for a tuberulocidal and hospital grade disinfectant with an “EPA registered disinfectant that is bactericidal, virucidal and fungicidal.” The terminology update is needed to adapt to changes in the industry related to disinfectant labeling by manufacturers, to ensure licensees are able to remain in compliance with regulatory requirements and that the public is protected.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 18 VAC 41-20 Barbering and Cosmetology Regulations Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  18 VAC 41 - 70 Esthetics Regulations Amend Existing Regulation
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005831]
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
8605 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/10/2020.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kelley Smith  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-8590    FAX: (866)245-9693    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.