S.182, H.3450 – Licensing for Electrologists and Electrology Instructors

S.182 and H.3450 require licensing by the Board of Medical Examiners for the practice of electrology and for electrology instruction. The bill creates the Electrology Licensure Committee which would consist of five members appointed by the Governor. The Committee members would receive per diem, mileage, and subsistence and would oversee and implement electrologist licensing and regulations.

This bill imposes numerous onerous requirements, regulations, fees, etc. with broad powers being given to the Committee and Board. Aside from the bureaucratic bloat and potential for abuse inherent in the structure of this bill, licensing laws do not ensure quality of service. However, they are very effective at driving up prices and keeping lower-income entrepreneurs from entering the industry.

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