November 3, 2006
Many changes to sanitation and safety rules have been made in Nebraska during the past year.
September 22, 2006
California today enacted an urgency law aimed at protect consumers from unsanitary nail salons. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Los Angeles) signed into law AB 409, authored by Assemblymember Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/Daly City).
September 6, 2006
Effective earlier this year, Georgia has new regulations about the signage that must be in view in the reception areas of salons.
July 6, 2006
The death of Kim Jackson, a 46-year-old paraplegic who died of a staph infection, can’t be directly linked to the sanitary conditions at Angel Nails in Ft. Worth, Texas, said the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR).
Attention nail techs practicing in Texas: you must use autoclaves to sterilize all nondisposable instruments, according to an opinion by Attorney General of Texas, Greg Abbot, dated May 18.
June 27, 2006
Assembly Speaker pro Tem Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/Daly City) commended Department of Consumer Affairs director Charlene Zettel today after she unveiled a list of recommendations aimed at protecting California consumers from unsanitary nail salons.
June 6, 2006
The owner of a Dallas nail salon has agreed to pay $4,000 to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and also agreed to a probated suspension of his cosmetology license for sanitation violations that resulted in four customers contracting bacterial infections.
March 7, 2006
State inspectors are investigating a Ft. Worth, Texas, salon where a 46-year-old paraplegic woman allegedly contracted a staph infection that led to her death.
February 24, 2006
The South Carolina Board of Cosmetology issued an alert to licensees, reminding them of the proper disinfecting procedures for footbaths.
February 13, 2006
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation is now requiring eight hours of approved continuing education in order to renew a nail technician license.
December 13, 2005
Florida is making it even easier for consumers to complain about unlicensed activity in its state.
November 22, 2005
Beginning next year, salons in Texas may be required to use an autoclave to disinfect reusable instruments.
September 22, 2005
The California Assembly passed the California Safe Cosmetics Act of 2005 (SB 484). Now only Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger needs to sign the bill for it to become law.
March 11, 2005
Beginning January 1, 2006, would-be nail technicians in Utah will have to stay in school a little longer. The state passed legislation increasing licensure hours from 200 to 300. In addition, the state banned MMA and also clarified the definition for nail techs to work on the hands, feet, and nails.
March 3, 2005
It used to be that only instructors were required to take eight hours of continuing education units. Now licensees in North Carolina are also being asked to take CEUs.
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