If an esthetician is in business with a dermatologist, then is the business under TDLR’s jurisdiction or under the Texas Medical Board’s jurisdiction?
Both. The practice of cosmetology is within TDLR’s jurisdiction, and the practice of medicine is within the Texas Medical Board’s jurisdiction. An esthetician is only authorized to perform cosmetology services at a facility licensed by TDLR as a cosmetology salon or facial specialty salon. Therefore, if an esthetician performs acts under an esthetician license at a place of business, then the business must hold a TDLR cosmetology salon or specialty salon license. Please consult with the Texas Medical Board to learn about their jurisdiction in regulating the practice of medicine.