• October 18, 2017

Changes to the Surety Bond Requirements for Cosmetology Schools

Changes to the Surety Bond Requirements for Cosmetology Schools

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Changes related to the Board of Cosmetologist Examiners were made during the 2017 Minnesota legislative session. All owners, employees and attorneys should make note of these new laws and requirements, which may have an effect on cosmetology licensing, schools, eyelash extension service providers and the public.

A New Law Governing Eyelash Technicians

New legislation has granted the Minnesota Board of Cosmetologist Examiners the ability to implement eyelash technician licensing and write rules regarding eyelash extensions. This legislation is scheduled to take effect on February 1, 2018. As of the aforementioned date, the board will have the power to enforce the requirement that all eyelash extension services must be provided by licensed individuals in licensed salons. The board will also be able to issue specialty Eyelash Technician Licenses for those who want to able to provide eyelash extension services to the public.

The new license will not affect licensed cosmetologists and estheticians since this service is already within the scope of their practice.

Changes to Cosmetology School Surety Bond Requirements

Cosmetology school surety bond requirements are also changing. All private cosmetology schools who move to renew or apply for a license will be required to show evidence of a continuous surety bond. The amount of the bond must be no than 10% of the preceding year’s gross income from the following:

  • Student tuition
  • Fees
  • Other required institutional charges

The bond itself must be at least $10,000. This new legislation does not apply to public and state schools.

You can read the full memo detailing the exact changes to the legislation here.

Don’t Fall Behind on Legislative Updates

It’s imperative for cosmetology schools and attorneys to stay up to date on the latest legislation and requirements that govern their surety bonds, which is why it’s important to work with a reliable surety agent who understands the changes as they are made. Simplify your surety bond process by contacting The Patrick J. Thomas Agency today.

 

Disclaimer: this is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice. If you need legal counsel, please contact an attorney directly.