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House Bill 144 — Cosmetology in licensed facilities

House Bill 144 — Cosmetology in licensed facilities

Phil Haunschild
February 21, 2019

Bill description: HB 144 would exempt individuals who are working at assisted living facilities from having to be licensed as a barber or cosmetologist if they wish to help residents with personal grooming.

Rating: +1

Does it give government any new, additional, or expanded power to prohibit, restrict, or regulate activities in the free market? Conversely, does it eliminate or reduce government intervention in the market?

Under current law, nurses, health care professionals, assistants, and other employees of a licensed nursing, assisted living, or other long-term care facility are prohibited from providing services to residents that would otherwise be considered barbering or cosmetology. For example, an assistant at an assisted living facility might help a resident with their shaving or other basic grooming tasks. Some facilities have been told they must hire cosmetologists, estheticians, or other licensed individuals to perform these tasks.

HB 144 would allow individuals working at these facilities to provide this care without having to obtain a license.


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