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Electrolysis

The Electrolysis Council is an advisory council under the supervision of the Board of Medicine and was legislatively established to ensure that every electrologist and electrology facility in this state meets minimum requirements for safe practice. The Electrolysis Council is responsible for licensing, monitoring and educating electrologists to assure competency and safety to practice in Florida. The Board of Medicine is responsible for discipline of any violations of the profession's regulations.


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Telehealth

Direct Supervision of Electrologists via Telehealth

On March 11, 2021, amendments to Rule 64B8-56.002, F.A.C., Equipment and Devices; Protocols for Laser and Light-Based Devices regarding direct supervision via telehealth will become effective.

These amendments will allow Florida-licensed Medical Doctors and Osteopathic Physicians to provide direct supervision via telehealth for Qualified Laser & Light-Based Hair Removal (LLHR) Electrologist licensees. Qualifications for Electrologists to provide laser and light-based hair removal services are detailed on this website. Any questions regarding qualifications may be directed to mqa.telehealth@flhealth.gov.

Any Qualified LLHR Electrologist who elects to receive direct supervision via telehealth, will need to carefully review the attached rule checklist and update the required supervisory protocols in accordance with Paragraph 4 of the rule. The updated protocols must be kept on file in the Electrologist’s place of employment and a copy must be submitted to the Electrolysis Council Office at mqa.electrolysis@flhealth.gov, via facsimile to 850-414-6860, or, by mail to the following address: Florida Electrolysis Council Office, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN C05, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3255.

Qualified LLHR Electrologists who choose not to receive direct supervision via telehealth, must continue to ensure that a Florida-licensed Medical Doctor or Osteopathic Physician is providing direct supervision on the premises in which the laser and light-based hair removal services are being provided, in compliance with this rule.


2020 Legislative Update

Click here to view bill summaries from the 2020 Florida Legislative Session that may impact your profession.

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