(A) Animals, with the exception of fish in an aquarium maintained in a sanitary condition and service animals as defined in rule 4713-1-01 of the Administrative Code, are not permitted in a cosmetology salon, in a tanning facility, in a cosmetology school, or in the offices of the board.
(B) A service animal shall be tethered or otherwise restrained and, unless necessary to provide the service to its owner, the service animal shall be kept away from where the licensee, boutique services registration holder, or student is performing a cosmetology service. If a service animal is disruptive or is not trained, the salon, facility, or school may request that the animal be removed.
(C) To determine if an animal brought into a licensed or permitted facility or the office of the board is a service animal, questions about the nature of the disability or proof that the service animal was trained are prohibited. Only the following two questions may be asked:
(1) Is the animal required because you have a disability?; and
(2) What task is the animal trained to perform?
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 01/13/2017 and 04/03/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08(A)(1), (A)(15), (A)(17)
Rule Amplifies: 4713.02, 4713.41, 4713.45, 4713.48, 4713.64
Prior Effective Dates: 1/26/97, 9/28/2008, 11/1/2013