ORS 690.350¹
Definitions for ORS 690.350 to 690.410

As used in ORS 690.350 (Definitions for ORS 690.350 to 690.410) to 690.410 (Minimum standards of education and training), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) “Body piercing” means the puncturing of a part of the body of a live human being to create a permanent hole for ornamentation or decoration.

(2) “Dermal implanting” means the insertion of an object under the skin of a live human being for ornamentation or decoration.

(3)(a) “Earlobe piercing” means the puncturing of the soft lower part of the external ear of a live human being for ornamentation or decoration.

(b) “Earlobe piercing” does not include the puncturing of ear cartilage.

(4) “Electrolysis” means the process by which hair, with a series of treatments, is permanently removed from the skin by inserting a needle-conductor into the hair follicle and directing electrical energy toward the hair cell. The word “electrolysis” is used in generic form in ORS 690.350 (Definitions for ORS 690.350 to 690.410) to 690.410 (Minimum standards of education and training) and refers to modalities of galvanic electrolysis, thermolysis and combinations thereof.

(5) “Facility” means a fixed or mobile place of business operated on a regular or irregular basis for the purpose of providing services in one or more fields of practice.

(6) “Field of practice” means:

(a) Tattooing;

(b) Body piercing;

(c) Earlobe piercing;

(d) Electrolysis;

(e) Dermal implanting; or

(f) Scarification.

(7) “License” means a written authorization issued under ORS 690.365 (License to perform services and facility licenses) authorizing the holder to:

(a) Perform services in one or more fields of practice; or

(b) Operate a facility.

(8) “Scarification” means injury of the skin to produce a scar on a live human being for permanent ornamentation or decoration.

(9) “Tattooing” means the process by which a live human being is marked or colored by insertion of nontoxic dyes or pigments to form indelible marks for ornamentation or decoration.

(10) “Temporary license” means a written authorization issued under ORS 690.365 (License to perform services and facility licenses) temporarily authorizing the holder to:

(a) Perform services in a field of practice; or

(b) Operate a facility. [1987 c.698 §1; 1993 c.30 §1; 1993 c.45 §300; 1999 c.885 §37; 2003 c.547 §51; 2005 c.648 §66; 2011 c.346 §8; 2013 c.82 §4]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 690—Cosmetic Professionals, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors690.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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