Industry and State Leaders Attend National 16th Meeting on Skin Care Standards

Industry and State leaders recently attended the 16th Meeting of the National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations (NCEA) held January 28-29, 2008 in New Orleans, LA. State Boards represented at the meeting included Pamela Springer & Steve Colarusso of the Arizona Board, Kathryn Kailian of the District of Columbia, Michelle Turley OF the Georgia Board, LaFaye Austin of the Oklahoma Board and Current President of the National Interstate Council of State Boards, Larry Walthers of the Nevada Board and Chairman of the National Examination Committee, and Rosanne Kinley of the South Carolina Board and of the Immediate Past President National Interstate Council of State Boards.

Steve Colarusso, Arizona Board of Cosmetology, presented 'Principals and Practice of Infection Control for the Esthetician.' Colarusso chaired the NCEA roundtable of professionals organized to deliberate the verbiage on an Infection Control Standard for the NCEA. NCEA voting members overwhelmingly accepted the following addition the NCEA Code of Ethics.

Under Scope of Practice the following addition was made:
Estheticians will follow, at minimum, infection control practices as defined by their state regulatory agency, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).

This as well as other Industry National Standards are then sent to our state regulatory boards to provide guidance and recommendations in the rulemaking and/or legislative procedures.

About the NCEA:
The National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors and Associations (NCEA) has been bringing the industry together and setting national standards since January 2000. The coalition is a group of active skin care associations, companies & individuals, who have united to establish standards and best practices, and provide political representation for our profession to state legislators and licensing boards For more information visit