If the new disciplinary law passes the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology will be able to immediately suspend any license without advance hearing.
In the Golden State, a new disciplinary law, fine structure, and foot spa cleaning requirements are pending. Assembly Bill 409, authored by Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/Daly City), was approved by the California State Assembly on Aug. 30. As of press time, the bill was on Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s desk; he had until Sept. 30 to sign or veto the bill. Check the news section of www.nailsmag.com to see if the bill is now a law. If signed, the bill goes into effect immediately (unlike most bills, which don’t take effect until January 1).
If the new disciplinary law passes:
* The Board of Barbering and Cosmetology will be able to immediately suspend any license without advance hearing, if the action is deemed necessary to protect the public health and safety.
*A licensee found in violation will be placed on probation for one year.
*A licensee found in violation will also be required to take remedial training in health and safety laws and regulations.
*Both the new fine structure (see box) and the foot spa cleaning guidelines were still in the review process at press time.
Here is a summary of the pending foot spa cleaning requirements ((changes from previous cleaning requirements have been bolded):
*Foot spas must be cleaned with an EPA-registered hospital disinfectant.
*Disinfectants must be circulated in the basin for 10 minutes — no more sprays.
*More intense record keeping of cleanings will be required.
* These foot spa cleaning requirements will apply to all types of pedicure equipment, including whirlpool units, air-jetted basins, pipeless, and all non-whirlpool basins, sinks, bowls, and tubs.