I understand that the medical board says that, but all documentation points to "ELECTROLYSIS"
even on the link in regards ***** ***** and tattoos it says to read into "ELECTROLYSIS"
(2) Licensed electrologists may not use laser and light-based hair removal or reduction devices unless they:
(a) Have completed a continuing education training course approved by the Council pursuant to Rule 64B8- 52.004, F.A.C.;
(b) Have been certified in the use of laser and light-based devices for the removal or reduction of hair by a national certification organization approved by the Council and the Board;
(c) Are using only the laser and light-based hair removal or reduction devices upon which they have been trained; and
(d) Are operating under the direct supervision and responsibility of a physician properly trained in hair removal and licensed pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 458 or 459, F.S.
(3)(a) The supervising physician, initially upon assuming duties as the supervisor and semiannually thereafter, shall review and inspect the techniques, procedures, and equipment utilized by the electrologist in the performance of laser and light-based hair removal or reduction.
(b) The supervising physician shall ensure that the electrologist has received semi-annual training in the areas of infection control, sterilization, and emergency procedures.
(4)(a) The supervising physician and the electrologist shall develop jointly written protocols regarding the medical condition for individuals to receive laser and light-based hair removal or reduction treatment; specific conditions and the procedure for identifying conditions that require direct evaluation or specific consultation by the physician; treatment of routine minor problems resulting during or from laser and light-based hair removal or reduction; and detailed procedures to be followed in the event of emergency situations developing during the performance of or as a result of laser and light-based hair removal or reduction. These written protocols must be signed, dated, and maintained in a readily available location on the premises where the electrologist practices. One copy shall be maintained by the supervising physician and one copy must be filed with the Department of Health. The written protocols which are kept on the premises of the electrologist will be readily available for inspection and review by agents of the Department of Health or the Board of Medicine. The parties to a protocol must notify the Department within 30 days of the termination of their professional relationship.
(b) The written protocol shall include and require that the initial consultation with each patient must include an examination and assessment by a physic***** *****censed pursuant to Chapter 458 or 459, F.S.
(c) The written protocol shall include a statement that the electrologist does and will maintain professional liability coverage that includes coverage for incidents arising from laser usage in an amount not less than $100,000.
(5) Pursuant to Section 456.072(1)(i), F.S., any physician who knows that any electrologist is engaged in unsafe practice must report that electrologist to the Department of Health immediately.
(6) Any physician who provides supervision to an electrologist must keep the Board informed of the number of electrologists the physician is supervising. No physician is authorized to supervise more than four (4) electrologists at any one time.
Specific Authority 478.43 FS. Law Implemented 458.331(1)(v), 458.348(3), 478.42(5), 478.43(4) FS. History–New 9-12-01, Amended 2-28-02.
Now as you can read it says that a licensee can perform laser treatments, but has to be trained and licensed for ELECTROLYSIS.
even in this statue it does not cover tattoo removal but only hair removal.
and this is exactly what confuses me.