As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

Terms Used In Tennessee Code 63-26-102

(1) “Commissioner” means the commissioner of health and includes designees of the commissioner of health;

(2) “Electrologist” means any person practicing electrolysis for the permanent removal of hair;

(3) “Electrology” means the art and practice relating to the removal of hair from the normal skin of the human body by application of an electric current to the hair papilla by means of a needle or needles so as to cause growth inactivity of the hair papilla and thus permanently remove the hair;

(4) “Electrology instructor” means an electrologist who is licensed by the commissioner to practice and teach electrology;

(5) “Electrolysis” means the process by which the hair is removed from the normal skin by the application of an electric current to the hair root by means of a needle or needles, whether the process employs direct electric current or short wave alternating electric current or combination of both, or by F.D.A. approved laser beam process designated for permanent hair removal; and

(6) “School” means an electrology school teaching the art of electrology.

[Acts 1988, ch. 896, § 4; 1993, ch. 342, § 1; T.C.A., § 62-34-202; 2009, ch. 456, §§ 1, 37.]