MICHIGAN Cosmetology Licensees Get Special Exemptions From Minnesota’s Cosmetological License Program article The Minnesota Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced this week that it has issued an exemption to Minnesota cosmetologists and other licensed health care professionals from licensure requirements for licensed dental practitioners, dentists and other health care practitioners.
The Minnesota Health and Social Services Board (MHSB) voted to grant the exemption in October, allowing for the licensing of health care providers in the following categories: Cosmetologists (ministerial) Dental practitioners (dentist) and dental hygienists (hygienist) Health care professionals (doctors and nurses) and others with a primary care license.
Health care practitioners are those who are certified as certified dental hyGienists, or certified dental nurses by the Minnesota Board of Medical Examiners.
The DHHS also announced that it is exempting some licensed health professionals from the requirements for licensure for dental practitioners.
These include health care technicians, nurse practitioners and nurse assistants.
All other health professionals must be licensed as certified health care workers.
This exemption is not meant to exclude all licensed health providers from Minnesota’s cosmological license requirement.
The exemption applies only to the cosmetologist profession, not to dental practitioners or dental hygenists.
In fact, Minnesota law allows for a cosmetologist to be a licensed health professional if they are: Registered with the State Board of Cosmetologists; Registered to practice dentistry or dental hygiene, including dentistry and oral health services; Certified in the profession as a certified dental technician or certified dentist; and have a certificate of training in dental hygiene or dental treatment from a recognized dental school or a recognized state or local health department.
The state is also exempting certain dental professionals from licensing requirements for certain occupations, including dental hygers and dental assistants.
The health care profession was exempt from licensures for dental technicians and dentists under the previous rules that came into effect in September 2015.
As of last month, cosmetrists were not exempt.
The DHHS said that the cosmologist exemption is meant to “help protect Minnesota’s health care system from fraud and abuse and prevent frivolous lawsuits, and to protect the public and the public’s health and safety.”
This is the first time in the history of the state that cosmeticians have been exempt from the requirement to obtain a cosmologist license.
Under the old rules, cosmologists needed a cosmology license, but cosmetists were exempt from licensing for dentists.