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Register July 2021 No. 787
Chapter Cos 2
Cos 2.02   Treatments prohibited, infectious and contagious diseases.
Cos 2.025   Delegated medical procedures.
Cos 2.03   Practice standards.
Cos 2.04   Unauthorized practice.
Cos 2.045   Personal care services for persons in hospitals, nursing homes, and correctional institutions.
Cos 2.046   Personal care services outside of a licensed establishment generally.
Cos 2.05   Advertising.
Cos 2.06   Responsibilities of owners.
Cos 2.07   Responsibilities of the cosmetology manager.
Cos 2.08   Responsibilities of licensees.
Cos 2.09   Continuing education.
Ch. Cos 2 Note Note: Chapter BC 2 was renumbered ch. Cos 2 under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register February 2013 No. 686.
Ch. Cos 2 Note Note: See Chapter SPS 50 for rules governing the licensing of barbers, barbering managers, and barbering establishments.
Cos 2.02 Cos 2.02 Treatments prohibited, infectious and contagious diseases.
Cos 2.02(1)(1)No licensee may treat any disease of the skin unless under the direction of a physician.
Cos 2.02(2) (2)No licensee may provide services to a patron suffering from an infectious or contagious scalp or skin disease unless the licensee takes appropriate precautions and uses safeguards to prevent the spread of the disease to other patrons and to the licensee.
Cos 2.02(3) (3)No licensee, having a known infectious or contagious disease, may provide a service to a patron if the licensee is, by reason of the disease, unable to safely and competently perform the service.
Cos 2.02(4) (4)No licensee may provide services to a patron if the licensee has a known infectious or contagious disease unless the licensee takes appropriate precautions and uses safeguards which prevent the spread of the disease to patrons.
Cos 2.02 History History: Cr. Register, July, 1989, No. 403, eff. 8-1-89; am. (3), Register, May, 1999, No. 521, eff. 6-1-99.
Cos 2.025 Cos 2.025 Delegated medical procedures.
Cos 2.025(1)(1)Licensees may provide client services constituting medical procedures only as directed, supervised and inspected by a physician who has the power to direct, decide and oversee the implementation of the client services provided in licensed establishments.
Cos 2.025(2) (2)Delegated medical procedures include the following:
Cos 2.025(2)(a) (a) Laser hair removal services.
Cos 2.025(2)(b) (b) Microdermabrasion services, except as specified under sub. (2r).
Cos 2.025(2)(c) (c) Chemical exfoliation, except for application of commercially available exfoliation products utilized in accordance with the manufacturers' instructions, limited to the following:
Cos 2.025(2)(c)1. 1. Alpha hydroxyl acids of 30% or less, with a ph of not less than 3.0.
Cos 2.025(2)(c)2. 2. Salicylic acids of 20% or less, with a ph of not less than 3.0.
Cos 2.025(2r) (2r)A licensee may utilize microdermabrasion devices in his or her practice without medical supervision if all of the following conditions are met:
Cos 2.025(2r)(a) (a) The device shall be of an aesthetic grade and not labeled as a prescription device by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Only FDA approved Class I machines may be used pursuant to this subsection.
Cos 2.025(2r)(b) (b) The device utilizes a closed loop negative pressure system that incorporates a tissue retention device.
Cos 2.025(2r)(c) (c) The normal and customary use of the device results in the removal of only the surface epidermal cells of the skin.
Cos 2.025(2r)(d) (d) Eye protection is provided to the client and protective gloves are worn by the operator.
Cos 2.025(2r)(e) (e) Microdermabrasion services are not provided within 48 hours before or after a chemical exfoliation.
Cos 2.025(2r)(f) (f) The licensee has performed a pretreatment assessment on the client and reviewed the results with the client.
Cos 2.025(2r)(g) (g) The client has given written consent prior to the administration of the services. The consent shall contain all of the following:
Cos 2.025(2r)(g)1. 1. A statement setting forth in general terms the nature and purpose of the procedure or procedures, together with the known risks associated with the procedure or procedures, if reasonably determinable.
Cos 2.025(2r)(g)2. 2. A statement that acknowledges that the disclosure of that information has been made and that all questions asked about the procedure or procedures have been answered in a satisfactory manner.
Cos 2.025(2r)(g)3. 3. The signature of the client for whom the procedure is to be performed, or if the client for any reason lacks legal capacity to consent, is signed by a person who has legal authority to consent on behalf of that client.
Cos 2.025(3) (3)Delegated medical procedures shall be undertaken only pursuant to formal written protocols setting forth the nature and scope of the procedures delegated, describing the supervisory plan, and indicating any contraindications to undertaking the procedure. A laser hair removal product or device, or intense pulsed light device shall not be used on a minor unless the minor is accompanied by a parent or guardian and only under the general supervision of a physician.
Cos 2.025(4) (4)A licensee providing client services constituting delegated medical procedures shall upon request make available to the client and to the board a copy of the formal written protocols.
Cos 2.025(5) (5)Should a client service constituting a delegated medical procedure be contraindicated based either upon the written protocol or some other basis, the licensee shall decline to carry out the procedure and shall explain to the client the basis for the licensee's inability to provide the service.
Cos 2.025(6) (6)A licensee providing client services constituting delegated medical procedures in a licensed establishment shall post in a conspicuous location in the immediate area where the procedure is carried out the name of the delegating physician and the nature and scope of the procedures delegated.
Cos 2.025 History History: CR 02-058: cr. Register September 2003 No. 573, eff. 10-1-03; CR 05-118: renum. (2) (a) and (c) to be (2) (a) (intro.) and (c) (intro.) and am. (c) (intro.), cr. (2) (a) 1. to 5., (c) 1. and 2., (2g), (2r) and (6), am. (2) (b) and (3) Register November 2006 No. 611, eff. 12-1-06; corrections in (2) (a) (intro.), 1., (2r) (h) (intro.), 1. made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., 7., Stats., Register February 2013 No. 686; CR 15-035: am (2) (a) (intro.), r. 1. to 5., (2g), (2r) (h), (i), (j) Register December 2015 No. 720, eff. 1-1-16.
Cos 2.03 Cos 2.03 Practice standards.
Cos 2.03(1)(1)Services provided by any licensee shall be performed in a manner that is consistent with basic and accepted practice standards and in accordance with all state statutes, board rules and local codes and ordinances.
Cos 2.03(2) (2)Licensees may provide only those services which they are competent to perform by training or experience and are licensed to provide.
Cos 2.03(3) (3)Licensees shall provide services to the best of their ability and make reasonable efforts to comply with requests in a manner that is satisfactory to a patron. Licensees shall not provide services to a patron without first obtaining the consent of the patron or legal guardian of the patron.
Cos 2.03(4) (4)Licensees may neither consume alcohol nor take controlled substances during practice, unless prescribed by a physician.
Cos 2.03(5) (5)Licensees shall take adequate and necessary precautions to protect the patron from health and safety hazards when performing services. Licensees shall not smoke while performing personal services on a patron.
Cos 2.03(7) (7)Licensees shall not engage in sexual harassment or sexual assault of a patron, former patron, employee, employer, or co-worker. In this section, “sexual harassment" and “sexual assault" have the meanings defined in ss. 111.32 (13), 940.225 (1), (2), (3) and (3m) and 948.02 (1) and (2), Stats. 
Cos 2.03 Note Note: Section 111.32 (13) defines sexual harassment as “...unwelcome sexual advances, unwelcome requests for sexual favors, unwelcome physical contact of a sexual nature or unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. `Sexual harassment' includes conduct directed by a person at another person of the same or opposite gender. `Unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature' includes but is not limited to the deliberate, repeated making of unsolicited gestures or comments of a sexual nature; the deliberate, repeated display of offensive sexually graphic materials which is not necessary for business purposes; or deliberate verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, whether or not repeated, that is sufficiently severe to interfere substantially with an employee's work performance or to create an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment."
Cos 2.03(8) (8)A licensee may not provide the following services unless both the licensee and the establishment are properly licensed by the department of safety and professional services:
Cos 2.03(8)(a) (a) Body piercing, except for piercing of ears.
Cos 2.03(8)(b) (b) Tattooing, including permanent cosmetics.
Cos 2.03(8)(c) (c) Operation of a tanning booth.
Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.