201 KAR 12:101. Equipment sanitation.


      RELATES TO: KRS 317A.130, 317B.020

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 317A.060, 317B.020

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 317A.060 and 317B.020 require the board to promulgate administrative regulations governing the operation of any cosmetology, nail technology, or esthetics school or salon and to protect the health and safety of the public. This administrative regulation establishes sanitation requirements for schools and salons.


      Section 1. (1) All equipment used in a salon shall be maintained in a sanitary manner.

      (2)(a) Electrical equipment that provides circulating, whirlpool, or vacuum effects (for example, a microdermabrasion machine, facial machine, pedicure station, nail drill, or body treatment equipment) shall be:

      1. Cleaned and disinfected after each use; and

      2. Flushed, cleaned, and disinfected on a bi-weekly schedule.

      (b) A record of the cleaning log shall be kept and made available upon any salon inspection.

      (c) A bi-weekly cleaning shall include the use of a hospital grade disinfectant or ten (10) percent bleach solution that is circulated through the machine for the minimum time recommended by the manufacturer.

      (3)(a) Heated electrical equipment, such as a thermal iron, pressing comb, or stove, shall be sanitized by the heat source.

      (b) Unheated parts of heated electrical equipment shall be cleaned and disinfected according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.

      (c) Any other electrical equipment, such as clippers or attachments, shall be cleaned and disinfected after each use by:

      1. Removing hair and all foreign matter from the equipment; and

      2. Completely saturating the clipper blade and attachment with an EPA-registered high-level disinfectant solution, spray, or foam used according to the manufacturer’s instructions.


      Section 2. Rooms may be used for multiple purposes, such as massage and esthetics, if all instruments, implements, and supplies are properly sanitized. (3 Ky.R. 418; eff. 12-1-76; Am. 11 Ky.R. 1443; eff. 5-14-85; 16 Ky.R. 1610; eff. 4-12-90; 30 Ky.R. 966; 1918; eff. 2-16-2004; 40 Ky.R. 384; 1033; eff. 12-6-2013.)