4713-15-13 Contagious/communicable diseases.

(A) No patron with definite open sores, who is exhibiting symptoms of an infectious or contagious disease, a disorder of the skin, or parasitic infestations shall be served without written permission from a physician. A salon shall have a written policy describing the process licensees working in the salon shall follow should a client exhibit the above mentioned symptoms. The policy shall direct the licensee as to how to follow this rule and how to minimize embarrassment to the client in the process. An independent contractor shall also develop a policy as to how to serve a patron exhibiting the above mentioned symptoms.

(B) No licensee who knowingly has open sores, or who is exhibiting symptoms of an infectious or contagious disease or a disorder of the skin or a parasitic infestation shall practice cosmetology or a branch of cosmetology or otherwise provide a service in a salon while the licensee has the above mentioned symptoms.

(C) When a salon owner, manager or individual assigned responsibility by the owner suspects a licensee or any individual working in the salon has open sores, or is exhibiting symptoms of an infectious or contagious disease, a disorder of the skin or a parasitic infestation, the salon shall have the individual provide a doctor's statement that there is no danger of infection. The salon may request the licensee or other individual not work unless the licensee has written permission from a physician.

(D) If a licensee or a patron has exhibited the symptoms mentioned in paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule, that area in which the ill individual sat, or received cosmetological services and all equipment and implements that could have possibly been touched by that individual shall be cleaned and disinfected as set forth in paragraph (D) of rule 4713-15-03 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 11/02/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/07/2013 and 11/02/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4713.08
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4713.41
Prior Effective Dates: 9/5/77, 1/18/85, 12/17/89, 2/24/91, 1/26/97