Oklahoma Administrative Code
Title 435 - State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision
Chapter 40 - Registered Electrologists
Section 435:40-1-4 - Standards of practice; code of ethics
435:40-1-4. Standards of practice; code of ethics
The rules on the profession of electrologists shall be to establish standards of practice and code of ethics for electrologists.
(1) A licensee shall not misrepresent any professional qualifications or credentials.
(2) A licensee shall not make any false or misleading claims about the efficacy of any services or methods of treatment.
(3) A licensee shall not promote or endorse products and/or services through the press, circulation of advertising matter, radio, television, display signs or otherwise in a manner that is false or misleading or which is likely to mislead or deceive because in context it makes only a partial disclosure of relevant facts.
(4) A licensee shall maintain knowledge and skills required for continuing professional competence.
(5) A licensee shall not abuse alcohol or drugs in any manner which detrimentally affects the provision of electrolysis services.
(6) A licensee shall keep his/her Board file updated by notifying the Board of changes in preferred mailing address and practice address.
(7) A licensee shall make known to a prospective client the important aspects of the professional relationship including fees and arrangement for payment which might affect the client's decision to enter into the relationship.
(8) A licensee shall not receive or give a commission or rebate or any other form of remuneration for the referral of clients for professional services.
(9) A licensee shall not violate any provision of any federal or state statute relating to confidentiality of client communication and/or records.
(10) A licensee shall give the highest quality professional service of which he or she is capable at all times.
(11) A licensee shall use only medically approved equipment and techniques for epilation. Electrosurgical apparatuses shall be defined as needle type epilators that accomplish permanent hair removal, or any other devices that may be developed as proven to accomplish permanent hair removal.
(12) A licensee shall maintain high standards of personal conduct, honesty, integrity and dedication to service.
(13) No guaranty or warranty or anything beyond the professional competence of a licensee shall be offered a patient.
(14) All epilation devices or equipment must be approved by the Federal Communications Commission (F.C.C.) and bear the F.C.C. number assigned thereto.
(15) A licensee's office, including instruments and equipment contained therein, shall at all times be kept clean and free from any condition or surroundings that will make or tend to make the office unsanitary or unhygienic.
(16) A licensee shall conduct himself or herself as a medical ancillary in the allied health profession.
(17) A licensee shall not aid or abet, directly or indirectly, the practice of electrology by any person not duly authorized under the laws of Oklahoma.
[Source: Amended at 31 Ok Reg 1979, eff 9-12-14]