WSR 17-10-015
[Filed April 24, 2017, 10:45 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 308-20 WAC, Cosmetology, barber, manicurist, esthetician rules.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.16.030 and 43.24.023.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department will amend rules for schools to clarify requirements for initial school licensure, facilities, school closure, school catalogs, enrollment contracts, and cancellation and refund policies. We will also update language by adding the words hair design and master esthetician throughout the chapter to be consistent with chapter 18.16 RCW.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Direct notice will be made to stakeholder and all active licensees under chapter 18.16 RCW. Details will be posted on our web site and distributed through the cosmetology listserv.
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Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Cameron Dalmas, Business and Professions Division, Cosmetology Program, Department of Licensing, P.O. Box 9026, Olympia, WA 98507, phone (360) 664-6651, email, fax (360) 664-2550. Additional information will be posted on the cosmetology web site as it becomes available at
April 24, 2017
Damon Monroe
Rules Coordinator