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Prohibited substances in salons are methyl methacrylate (MMA) liquid monomers, formalin tablets, formalin liquids, and other fumigants.


Skin cutting equipment, including razor-type callus shavers, credo blades, rasps, or graters and other implements that are used to remove corns or calluses by cutting below the skin surface are prohibited and must not be present in a salon.


Roll-on wax is prohibited. Single-use roll-on wax cartridges are acceptable but must be disposed of immediately after service. Roll-on wax cartridges warming in a wax heater must have an intact seal. The heating unit is subject to the requirements of part 2105.0375 and must be cleaned and disinfected after each use.


UV sterilizers or light boxes are not an acceptable infection control device and must not be present in a salon. This does not apply to UV dryers or ultraviolet lamps used to dry or cure nail products.


Autoclave packaging of tools is prohibited unless an autoclave is used and the salon is in compliance with part 2105.0375, subpart 4a.


Electric or battery-operated files or drills not specifically manufactured for use on humans are prohibited.


Practitioners must not use tools or implements provided by customers unless the practitioner first cleans and then disinfects or sterilizes the tool or implement. Customer-supplied prohibited tools must not be used and must be immediately removed from the salon premises. Customer-supplied single-use items must be new.


Salons must not store a customer's tools or implements.


Only single-use sterile lancets may be used.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 14.389; 155A.23; 155A.26; 155A.27; 155A.29; 155A.30; L 2015 c 77 art 2 s 81; L 2017 1Sp4 art 2 s 64


41 SR 305; 42 SR 589; 43 SR 347

Published Electronically:

October 8, 2018

Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes