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