Commissioner: means the commissioner of health and includes designees of the commissioner of health. See Tennessee Code 63-26-102
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. See Tennessee Code 63-26-102
Electrology instructor: means an electrologist who is licensed by the commissioner to practice and teach electrology. See Tennessee Code 63-26-102
Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
The commissioner may grant a waiver of examination; provided, that the applicant:
Provides adequate evidence that an electrology license was acquired after passing an electrology examination in another state, and that the examination was substantially equivalent to the examination for which the applicant seeks waiver in this state;
Became licensed in another state after meeting other requirements that are substantially equivalent to the requirements of this chapter;
Pays the appropriate application and license fees; and
Submits the required application form for licensing.
The commissioner may grant a waiver of examination for an electrology instructor license; provided, that the applicant:
Furnishes proof that the applicant has met the requirements of subdivisions (a)(1) and (2);
Has filed an application for a license; and
Has paid the required license fee.
The commissioner or a designee of the commissioner shall have the discretion to grant a waiver of examination to an applicant; provided, that a written explanation of the waiver is provided to the applicant and made available to persons requesting a copy of the explanation.