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Program A: State Board of Cosmetology

Program Authorization: R.S. 37:491; R.S. 36:109(B)(4);R.S. 499-556

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology is to regulate and monitor members of the cosmetology industry to maintain public health and welfare standards in the interest of the consumer public. In addition, the State Board of Cosmetology seeks to assure that no untrained, unlicensed persons are providing cosmetology services.

The goals of the Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology are:

1. Meet and at times exceed OSHA guidelines concerning sanitation and handling of cosmetology related chemicals to insure the welfare of the consumer public.

2. Improve the quality of education in cosmetology schools by setting stringent testing standards by the examination team for licensure.

3. Increase productivity by installing a new computer system to: (a) Meet enormous licensing requests, (b) Facilitate interaction of databases for improved work flow and productivity, (c) and facilitate the integration of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and communications to reduce redundancy.

4. Improve communications among various sectors of the cosmetology industry as well as other industries.

The Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology program includes the following activities: Executive Administration, Testing and Licensing and Investigation and Enforcement.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1. The Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology, through the administration activity, will upgrade educational standards and improve the pass/fail ratio among testing students by 10% by July, 1999.

1 Includes all tests administered

2 Cost per test calculated at number of exam dates x number of board members x (per diem + expenses)/number of tests

3 Two exams (National Written and Practice) are required to be licensed

2. In FY 1998-99 the Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology, through the testing and licensing activity, will maintain the level of license issuance turnaround time to four weeks and provide administrative support for the testing team for licensure of members of the cosmetology industry.

3. In FY 1998-99 the State Board of Cosmetology, through the investigation and enforcement activity, will perform regular inspections to ensure the compliance of all salons, schools, and operators in this industry.

1 The State Board of Cosmetology conducts approximately 3 inspections per facility per year.

2 Licensed facilities include: salons, schools, and booth rentals.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

The State Board of Cosmetology Program is funded from Fees and Self-generated revenues. The Fees and Self-generated Revenues are used to provide funding to promulgate and enforce rules and regulations, administer state laws regulating the cosmetology industry, and include fees and/or licenses for the issuance of licenses for cosmetologists, and the registration of salons, and cosmetology schools.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAFUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$1,184,919

30

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

 

$0

$347,580

2

 

BA-7 Approved for a new computerized licensing system

 

$0

$127,523

1

 

BA-7 Approved regarding revisions to the Louisiana Cosmetology Act

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$1,660,022

33

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$0

($203,168)

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s) (Non-recurring: -$203,168)

 

$0

$12,253

0

 

Annualization of 1997 -'98 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

 

$0

$25,457

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

 

$0

($46,855)

(2)

 

Personnel Reduction(s)

 

$0

($12,385)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

 

$0

($3,663)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

 

$0

$3,482

0

 

Adjustment for Civil Service Training and other Statewide Interagency Transfer Activities

 

$0

$18,981

0

 

Risk Management Adjustments

 

$0

$36

0

 

U P S Adjustment(s)

 

$0

$177

0

 

Legislative Auditor Fees

 

$0

$60,657

0

 

Annualization of 2 positions approved by BA-7 in 1996-97

 

$0

$62,650

0

 

Annualization of Professional Services approved by BA-7 in `1996-97

 

$0

$8,193

0

 

Other Adjustment(s) - FICA and Medicare for Board Members

 

$0

($31,765)

0

 

Other Adjustment(s) -Completed portion of Licensing System

 

$0

$0

(2)

 

Other Adjustment(s) - Technical Adjustment transferring two Information Systems positions to the Office of the Secretary, the proper location of the positions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$1,554,072

29

 

GRAND TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$0

($105,950)

(4)

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDATION AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

 

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 93.6% of the existing operating budget. It represents 100.5% of the total request ($ 1,545,393) for this program. This program is funded at approximately the same as fiscal year 1997-'98, except annualizations relating to the new licensing system approved during fiscal year 1997-'98 were incorporated.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$30,000

 

Legal Services - Provide legal services as required by the State Board of Cosmetology, including advisory opinions, legal research, and appearances in court on behalf or in defense of the State, etc.

$142,020

 

Computer Services - Professional computer consulting services at the Cosmetology Board

 

 

 

$172,020

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$1,729

 

Legislative Auditor expenses

 

 

 

$1,729

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$203,903

 

Reimbursement for support services provided by the Office of the Secretary (fiscal, human resources, information services, etc.)

$1,373

 

Pro-rata share of cost of operations of the Department of Civil Service

$152

 

Pro-rata share of cost of operations of the Comprehensive Public Training Program

$375

 

Pro-rata share of cost of operations of the Uniform Payroll System

$3,000

 

Microfilming services provided by Prison Enterprises

 

 

 

$208,803

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISTIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

This program does not have funding for Acquisitions and Major Repairs for fiscal year 1998-1999.

 


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