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New Facility or New Ownership Application for Electrology Facility Licensure (with Facility Sanitary Requirements &
Checklist attached) (pdf - 200kb)
- Licensure is required for new facilities or existing licensed
facilities that have new owners.
- A new application (pdf - 200kb) must be submitted when ownership changes.
- No license for operation of an electrology facility may be transferred
from the name of the licensee to the name of another person. If a
facility is sold, the new owner must apply to the Department for
licensure and no electrolysis services may be performed in the facility
after the sale until the new owner has received the required license
from the Department. A person purchasing an electrology facility may
apply to the Department for licensure prior to the date of purchase.
- While the general rule is that all electrology facilities must be
licensed, a facility that is located in a doctor's office or other
medical facility may not be required to be licensed under certain
conditions. In order to assist the Electrolysis Council in making this
determination, please complete the Employment Verification Form supplied
in the attached Supplemental Documentation Section. If it is determined
that your facility is exempt from licensure, any applicable fees will be
refunded to you.
- If there is any change in employment status in an exempt facility
(such as changing from employee to independent contractor), you must
notify the council office at once to determine whether licensure will be
- Required equipment and safety and sanitary requirements are listed in
Rule 64B8-51.006, F.A.C.. Compliance with these requirements
is mandatory upon inspection.
- Practicing in or allowing the practice of electrolysis in an
unlicensed facility is punishable by a fine from $250 to $5,000 and
other disciplinary penalties up to denial of licensure of the facility.
The electrologist as well as the facility owner may be fined and/or
disciplined by the Board of Medicine.
- Upon completion of the application and prior to licensure, the
department will make arrangements to send an inspector from the
Department of Health to the facility to determine compliance with the
law and rules.
- The inspector will have an inspection form upon which compliance is
documented. A copy will be supplied to the applicant by the inspector.
This form must be displayed in a conspicuous location within the
- When the department determines that the proposed electrology facility
has met the requirements set forth by rule, the applicant will be issued
- When an applicant fails to meet all the requirements provided in this
section, the agency shall deny the application in writing and shall list
the specific requirements not met. No applicant denied licensure because
of failure to meet the requirements shall be precluded from reapplying
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