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Laser Hair Removal - Radiation Control Program

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) Transition Plan

Senate Bill 202 became effective on September 1, 2015. That bill has mandated the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) develop a transition plan for the “orderly transfer of powers, duties, functions, programs, and activities”. This plan has been completed and is now in effect.  Several important steps in this plan will occur over the next several weeks related to the following programs:  Massage TherapyCode Enforcement OfficersSanitariansOffender EducationLaser Hair Removal, and Mold Assessment and Remediation.

  • As of October 13, 2017, licensees and applicants will not have access to VERSA Online, the online portal for licensing application and renewal, for programs which had this capability previously.  DSHS will cease initial licensing and renewal activities, and the application forms will no longer be available on the website.
  • As of October 20, 2017, DSHS will cease all licensing functions (including entry of new applications), in order to transmit licensing data to TDLR. This is necessary to ensure data integrity.
  • TDLR will begin licensing functions on November 1, 2017.  This means there will be a gap of approximately ten days during which neither agency will be able to perform licensing functions.  We apologize in advance for the inconvenience this may cause, but it is essential from a data standpoint.

In an effort to avoid renewal problems during this transition, a 90-day license extension has been granted to all licenses that expire in October, November, December. Updated license cards and/or letters indicating the new renewal date have been sent out to licensees that initially were to expire in October and November.  The December licensees will receive theirs shortly.

Please go to TDLR’s website for more information about the transition process.


The DSHS Radiation Control Program issues certificates of registration to laser hair removal facilities, qualified individuals who perform laser hair removal procedures, and agency-accepted training programs within the state of Texas.

Certified individuals must meet the necessary requirements of classroom training as well as completion of the required procedures and examinations.

If Laser Hair Removal is performed in a licensed hospital, a clinic owned or operated by a licensed hospital, or a facility owned or operated by a physician for the practice of medicine, refer to the Radiation Control Laser and Laser Device Services Website.


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Contact Information

For more information about the Laser Hair Removal Program, please contact us.

Phone: (512) 834-6688, Ext. 2225
Fax: (512) 834-6716 and (512) 834-6717

Please see the Radiation Control contact information page for more addresses and phone numbers.

Last updated October 17, 2017