A beauty therapist at a spa in Orange County is in a dispute with the state over what she calls a “double standard” when it comes to providing services for the elderly.
In a letter sent to the State Board of Equalization, which oversees the California Department of Licensing and Regulation, Amy Bussin said the state’s licensing regulations are designed to protect consumers.
But Bussins, owner of The Beauty Depot in Costa Mesa, California, said her company has received multiple complaints about elderly patients.
Bussin’s letter to the board says the elderly are not getting care at her beauty therapy spa because it’s not part of a nursing home or a hospice.
She said her spa does provide services for elderly patients, but she believes the state does not apply the same standards to all of her businesses.
The board said the letter was in response to a request from the California Bar Association, which said it was concerned about a letter to a California judge, who was asked to rule on the complaints filed by The Beauty and Spa.
The California Bar association said in a statement that it was “deeply concerned by these allegations, which are clearly an abuse of authority by the board.”
The board of equalization did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.