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10.53.08.00.htm 10.53.08.00. Title 10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE Subtitle 53 BOARD OF NURSING ― ELECTROLOGY PRACTICE COMMITTEE Chapter 08 Instruments and Procedures Authority: Health Occupations Article, §8-205 and 8-6B-01―8-6B-29, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.53.08.01.htm 10.53.08.01. 01 Equipment.. A. Electrologists shall use only Board-approved modalities which are:. 1) Electrolysis;. 2) Thermolysis; or. 3) The blend.. B. Electronic tweezer or nonneedle methods are not defined as within the practice of electrology.. C. Epilators shall be approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and conform to federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards relating to these devices.D. Epilators shall be maintained in proper working condition..
10.53.08.02.htm 10.53.08.02. 02 Explanation to Patient of Electrology Practices.. The electrologist shall explain the following to the patient before treatment:. A. The treatment procedure, including standard precautions;. B. The modality used;. C. Hair growth cycles;. D. Regrowth;. E. The importance of keeping the follow-up treatment schedule;. F. Possible tissue reactions following treatment;. G. The importance of after-treatment care; and. H. The treatment fee..
10.53.08.03.htm 10.53.08.03. 03 Health Assessment.. A. A complete past and current health history shall be obtained from each patient before treatment.. B. The assessment shall be updated and evaluated on a current basis, and shall include the following:1) Name, address, telephone number, and date of birth;. 2) Medical history and current update;. 3) Prior methods of controlling or removing hair;. 4) Condition of tissue before initial treatment and any subsequent change;.
10.53.08.04.htm 10.53.08.04. 04 Hand Washing and Use of Gloves.. A. Electrologists shall wash their hands using soap, warm water, and good mechanical action immediately before and after treating each patient.B. A fresh pair of nonsterile, disposable examination gloves shall be worn during the treatment of each patient and while cleaning instruments.C. Electrologists shall wash their hands before putting on gloves and immediately after removing gloves.
10.53.08.05.htm 10.53.08.05. 05 Sterility.. A. A sterile needle and sterile forceps shall be used for each patient.. B. A sterile instrument or sterile forceps shall be used for each patient to release ingrown hairs.. C. Treatment solutions shall be:. 1) Labeled as to contents; and. 2) Covered when not in use..
10.53.08.06.htm 10.53.08.06. 06 Treatment.. A. Skin area to be treated shall first be cleansed thoroughly with 70 percent isopropyl alcohol.. B. An electrologist may not treat any mucous membrane or the external auditory canal of the ear without written approval of a licensed physician.C. An electrologist may not treat an infected area or skin malignancy.. D. Applications To Be Used After Treatment.. 1) One of the following applications shall be applied to the tissue after treatment:.
10.53.08.07.htm 10.53.08.07. 07 Disinfection and Environmental Controls.. A. Disposable or damaged instruments shall be placed in a container which is impervious to puncture. The instruments shall be disinfected with a freshly prepared solution of household bleach and water consisting of 1 part bleach and 9 parts water, and allowed to stand for at least 30 minutes. The solution shall then be poured off, and the container securely sealed and disposed of in compliance with State, federal, and local laws.
10.53.08.9999.htm 10.53.08.9999. Administrative History Effective date: January 16, 1984 (11:1 Md. R. 45). Regulation .01A amended effective February 3, 1992 (19:2 Md. R. 154). Regulation .01 amended as an emergency provision effective February 19, 1993 (20:5 Md. R. 511) amended permanently effective May 10, 1993 (20:9 Md. R. 779) ―Regulation .01, Fees, repealed and new Regulations .01―07 adopted under new chapter, Instruments and Procedures, effective June 20, 2005 (32:12 Md. R. 1047)
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