West Virginia Code
(a) "Electrology" means the art and practice relating to the removing of hair from the normal skin of the body by the application of an electric current to the hair papilla by means of a needle or needles, or by the application of an electronic tweezer having the electrical current flow through the hair and the follicle as in conventional electrolysis.
(b) "Electrolysis" means the process by which hair is removed from the normal skin by the application of an electric current to the hair root by means of a needle, needles or electronic tweezer, whether the process employs direct electric current to the hair root or by means of shortwave alternating electric current.
The West Virginia board of health shall adopt rules and regulations, as in their judgment are necessary, to provide for the safe practice of electrology or electrolysis in this state, and when promulgated, these rules and regulations shall be the minimum requirements to be enforced by local health authorities throughout the state. All rules and regulations shall be promulgated in the manner provided by the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code.