DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING
[Filed November 19, 2020, 2:43 p.m., effective November 19, 2020, 2:43 p.m.]
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately upon filing.
Purpose: The department of licensing is adopting emergency rules to change the requirement that prohibits cosmetology schools from offering more than fifty percent of training online; this requirement will be extended to seventy-five percent to provide schools more flexibility to safely accommodate students and staff during COVID-19.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 308-20-010.
Other Authority: Not applicable.
Under RCW 34.05.350
the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest.
Reasons for this Finding: This emergency change is to limit in-person class training to assist with COVID-19 response efforts.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: November 19, 2020.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 20-21-002, filed 10/8/20, effective 11/8/20)
(1) "Chemical compounds formulated for professional use only" are those compounds containing hazardous chemicals in a form not generally sold to the public; including but not limited to, bulk concentrates of permanent wave solution, neutralizers, chemical relaxers, oxidizing agents, flammable substances, facial creams, or approved chemical compounds. These compounds must be designated for use on the hair, face, neck, skin, or scalp.
(2) "Monthly student report" are forms provided by the school, approved by the department, preprinted with the school name. The report must include the month, year and daily activities of the student in each subject, (i.e., number of shampoos, haircuts, perms, colors, etc.) within each course (i.e., barbering, manicuring, cosmetology, hair design, esthetics, master esthetics, or instructor-trainee).
(3) "Completed and graduated" is the completion of the school curriculum and the state approved minimum hourly course of training.
(4) "Apprentice salon/shop" is a location certified by the Washington state apprenticeship and training council, that provides training for individuals accepted into the apprenticeship program. Apprentice salon/shops shall not receive payment from the apprentice for training.
(5) "Apprentice trainer" is a person that is currently licensed and in good standing. This person provides training in a licensed shop approved for the apprenticeship program, who must have received journey level training and have held a license in the curriculum for which he or she is providing training for a minimum of three years.
(6) "Journey level training" is the completion of three years working as a licensed cosmetologist, hair designer, barber, manicurist, esthetician, or master esthetician.
(7) "Completion of the apprenticeship training" is the completion of the apprentice salon/shop curriculum that includes the state approved hourly course of training as described in WAC 308-20-080.
(8) "Monthly apprentice report" forms provided by the apprentice shop, approved by the department, printed with the shop name, for use in recording apprentice training hours and activities.
(9) "Online training" means an approved electronic learning environment through a licensed school in which a student is enrolled. Online training may be used for up to ((fifty))seventy-five percent of the approved course of study.
(10) "Accreditation" is a status granted to a postsecondary school by one or more of the accrediting organizations recognized and approved by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Accreditation is voluntary and does not imply automatic transfer of credits from one postsecondary school to another.
(11) "Admission requirements" means the specific minimum criteria a school must use when accepting a student into the school.