OAR 331-910-0080
General Standards


The cleanliness of any common in a facility is the responsibility of each license holder. All license holders may be cited for violations found in the common area.


An electrologist licensed to perform services or a licensed facility owner must:


Use and maintain appropriate equipment and instruments for providing services in a field of practice at the place of business;


Use equipment and instruments in a manner described in the manufacturer’s instructions which is consistent with the manufacturer’s intended use of the device by the FDA;


Use equipment and instruments that are not prohibited for use in a field of practice by the Office or the FDA;


Ensure a high-level disinfectant is used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions to disinfect surfaces where services are performed;


Ensure chemicals are stored in labeled, closed containers;


Ensure that single-use disposable paper products, single-use needles (filaments) and protective gloves are used for each client;


Ensure lavatories located within the facility are kept clean and in good working order at all times. Air blowers within lavatories can be substituted for disposable hand towels;


Ensure all waste material related to a service in a field of practice be deposited in a covered container following service for each client;


Ensure pets or other animals not be permitted in the business facility. This prohibition does not apply to service animals recognized by the American with Disabilities Act or to fish in aquariums or nonpoisonous reptiles in terrariums;


Ensure all disinfecting solutions or agents be kept at adequate strengths to maintain effectiveness, be free of foreign material and be available for immediate use at all times the facility is open for business;


Ensure all waste or garbage is disposed of in a covered container with a garbage liner;


Ensure all waste which contains blood or other potentially infectious materials be enclosed and secured in a glove or bag then disposed of in a covered container with a garbage liner immediately following the service;


Ensure disposable sharp objects that come in contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials must be disposed of in a sharps container;


Ensure biohazard labels or red biohazard bags are available on the facility premises;


Adhere to all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Standards;


Have unrestricted access or availability to a sink with hot and cold running water, as part of surrounding premises or adjacent to the facility. If the sink is located within a restroom the licensee must ensure that the sink is disinfected with a high level disinfectant upon completion of a electrology procedure or following the sterilization of equipment; All body art facilities licensed after June 1, 2017 must have unrestricted access or availability to a sink with hot and cold running water, as part of the surrounding premises or adjacent to the facility but separate from a restroom. Body art facilities licensed as of May 31, 2017 are allowed to have sinks located within a restrooms if electrology is the only practice being performed; and


Ensure that all instruments that come in direct contact with client’s skin are handled using gloves.


An electrologist licensee must wear eye goggles, shields or a mask if spattering is possible while providing services.


Cross contaminating from touch or air particulates in any procedure area which comes in direct contact with client is prohibited.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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