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Public Act 096-0569




Public Act 096-0569
HB1329 Enrolled LRB096 05761 ASK 15834 b

    AN ACT concerning regulation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Electrologist Licensing Act is amended by
changing Sections 20, 23, and 33 as follows:
    (225 ILCS 412/20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
    Sec. 20. Exemptions. This Act does not prohibit:
        (1) A person licensed in this State under any other Act
    from engaging in the practice for which that person is
        (2) The practice of electrology by a person who is
    employed by the United States government or any bureau,
    division, or agency thereof while in the discharge of the
    employee's official duties.
        (3) The practice of electrology included in a program
    of study by students enrolled in schools or in refresher
    courses approved by the Department.
Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prevent a person who
is licensed under this Act and functioning as an assistant to a
person who is licensed to practice medicine in all of its
branches from providing delegated electrology services. Such
delegated services may not be performed by a person while
holding himself or herself out as an electrologist or in any
manner that indicates that the services are part of the
practice of electrology.
(Source: P.A. 92-750, eff. 1-1-03.)
    (225 ILCS 412/23)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
    Sec. 23. Scope of practice.
    (a) The scope of practice of an electrologist is limited to
the following:
        (1) The application of an antiseptic on the area of the
    individual's skin to which electrology will be applied.
        (2) The use of a sterile needle/probe electrode type
    epilation, which includes (i) electrolysis, known as
    direct current/DC, (ii) thermolysis, known as alternating
    current/AC, or (iii) a combination of both electrolysis and
    thermolysis, known as superimposed or sequential blend.
    (b) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize an
electrologist to perform use surgery including but not limited
to the use of any laser technology. Services involving laser
technology may only be performed if they are delegated by a
physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches
consistent with Section 20 of this Act and the Medical Practice
Act of 1987 and any rules promulgated thereto. An electrologist
shall refer to a licensed physician any individual whose
condition, at the time of evaluation or service, is determined
to be beyond the scope of practice of the electrologist, such
as an individual with signs of infection or bleeding.
(Source: P.A. 92-750, eff. 1-1-03.)
    (225 ILCS 412/33)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
    Sec. 33. Grandfather provision.
    (a) For a period of 12 months after the filing of the
original administrative rules adopted under this Act, the
Department may issue a license to any individual who, in
addition to meeting the requirements set forth in paragraphs
(1), (2), (3), and (4) of Section 30, can document employment
as an electrologist and has received remuneration for
practicing electrology for a period of 3 years and can show
proof of one of the following: (i) current board certification
by a national electrology certifying body approved by the
Department; or (ii) completion of 30 continuing education units
in electrology approved by the Department.
    (b) The Department may issue a license to an individual who
failed to apply for licensure under subsection (a) of this
Section on or before February 22, 2006 (one year after the
effective date of the rules adopted under this Act), but who
otherwise meets the qualifications set forth in subsection (a)
of this Section, provided that the individual submits a
completed application for licensure as required within 90 days
after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th
General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 92-750, eff. 1-1-03; 93-253, eff. 7-22-03.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/18/2009