Chapter 4713-8 Standards of Safe and Effective Practice

4713-8-01 General information.

(A) The purpose of this chapter is to establish:

(1) Minimal acceptable standards of safe and effective cosmetology practice for a cosmetologist, hair designer, esthetician, natural hair stylist and manicurist in a salon;

(2) Criteria for the board to evaluate:

(a) Whether a person who practices cosmetology or a branch of cosmetology does so in a safe and effective manner, adhering to the standards set for safety, sanitation and disinfection in the board's laws and rules and practicing cosmetology in a manner that does not jeopardize the public's health or welfare, and

(b) Adherence to acceptable and prevailing standards of cosmetology practice.

(B) The board may determine adherence to acceptable and prevailing standards of safe cosmetology practice by using:

(1) Board member expertise;

(2) An expert witness;

(3) Current cosmetology or related literature which emanates from a recognized body of knowledge;

(4) Position statements, standards for practice, or guidelines for practice from nationally recognized cosmetology entities; or

(5) Other recognized sources that may provide the appropriate expertise or information.

(6) When determining adherence the board shall ensure that all practices are within the definition of that branch of cosmetology as defined in section 4713.01 of the Revised Code.

Replaces: 4713-8-01

Effective: 11/01/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/07/2013 and 11/01/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4713.08(A)(1)
Rule Amplifies: RC 4713.01 , R.C. 4713.02 , 4713.15 , 4713.35 , 4713.64
Prior Effective Dates: 1/10/04

4713-8-02 Board consideration of a violation of a standard of cosmetology practice.

(A) The board may impose discipline on a board licensee who does not practice cosmetology services according to acceptable and prevailing standards of safe, sanitary cosmetology care, or the licensee or an unlicensed person who fails to follow the laws and rules of this board.

(B) The board may consider mitigating circumstances, such as the following, when making a decision regarding a corrective action, a disciplinary action, a settlement agreement, or another program.

(1) Whether the act is willful, intentional, irresponsible, or unintentional;

(2) The frequency of the occurrence of the act at issue;

(3) Whether the act represents a pattern of commissions or omissions;

(4) The outcome of a licensee's actions; or

(5) The level of harm or potential harm to a client.

(C) The board shall follow the administrative process set forth in Chapter 119. of the Revised Code when determining whether a board licensee, a tanning facility permit holder, approved continuing education and tanning certification providers or those who are unlicensed, do not hold a current facility permit or have not been approved to provide continuing education or tanning certification has committed a violation of Chapter 4713. of the Revised Code or the administrative rules promulgated under that chapter, and whether it will impose a sanction when violations have been determined by the board to have been committed.

(D) The board may hire a licensed attorney to hold hearings, find facts and make recommendations to the board as to what, if any, disciplinary action should be taken when violations have been alleged against a licensed or an unlicensed person engaging in the practice of cosmetology or a branch of cosmetology or operating a tanning facility without a permit or a continuing education provider or tanning certification provider or permit holder that fails to follow the board's laws or rules.

Effective: 11/01/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/07/2013 and 11/01/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4713.08(A)(1)
Rule Amplifies: RC 4713.01 , R.C. 4713.02 , 4713.15 , 4713.35 , 4713.64
Prior Effective Dates: 1/10/04, 8/11/2008

4713-8-03 Standards relating to competent practice as a cosmetologist.

(A) A cosmetologist shall provide cosmetology services within a salon where the license is current, active and appropriate to the scope of practice of cosmetology for a cosmetologist as set forth in section 4713.01 of the Revised Code and the rules of the board.

(B) A cosmetologist shall maintain knowledge of the duties, responsibilities, and accountabilities of practice and shall practice in accordance with the following:

(1) The laws regulating the practice of cosmetology;

(2) The rules of the board;

(3) Any other applicable federal, state and local laws and rules; and

(4) Position statements, standards for practice, or guidelines for practice from nationally recognized professional cosmetology entities; provided these statements, standards, or guidelines are consistent with existing laws or rules.

(C) A cosmetologist shall demonstrate competence and accountability in all areas of practice in which the cosmetologist is engaged which includes, but is not limited to, the following:

(1) Consistent performance of all aspects of cosmetology services according to acceptable and prevailing standards, and

(2) Appropriate recognition, referral or consultation, and intervention, when a complication arises during or after the performance of a specific service or procedure.

(D) A cosmetologist may provide advanced practice services provided:

(1) The cosmetologist obtains appropriate education that emanates from a recognized body of knowledge relative to the cosmetology service to be provided;

(2) The cosmetologist demonstrates appropriate knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide the cosmetology service;

(3) The cosmetologist maintains documentation satisfactory to the "Board" of meeting the requirements set forth in paragraphs (D)(1) and (D)(2) of this rule;

(4) The cosmetology service does not involve a function or procedure, which is prohibited by any other law or rule and does not exceed the definition of the practice of cosmetology in section 4713.01 of the Revised Code, and

(5) Cosmetologists performing services that are unregulated by the state shall follow rule 4713-8-09 of the Administrative Code.

(E) Cosmetologists shall not provide any service that claims to have a medical or healing benefit. The scope of practice is limited to beautification and relaxation services only. The scope of practice is limited to non-invasive services only. Services offered using the term therapy shall be within the meaning defined in paragraph (LL) of rule 4713-1-01 of the Administrative Code.

(F) Cosmetologists may exfoliate stratum corneum cells only. With proper training, cosmetologists may use any chemical, mechanical or electrical service that only exfoliates cells of the stratum corneum. Proper advanced practice training from the manufacturer or the manufacturer's certified representative shall be required prior to service to the public as set forth in rule 4713-8-09 of the Administrative Code. After completing the training, a licensee shall display the manufacturer's certificate of training in a publicly conspicuous place.

(G) Cosmetologists may use a lancet to enhance the opening in a comedo or to create a small opening in the dead surface corneum to facilitate extraction of a milia in order to better extract the contents. Cosmetologists shall not pierce the stratum corneum or use a lancet for any other purpose. Cosmetologists shall not perform a comedo enhancement or milia extraction with a lancet unless they have had specific documented training for this procedure. Only sterile, one-use, disposable lancets shall be used and they shall be disposed of in a "sharps box" medical waste container.

(H) Cosmetologists may use advanced techniques in a salon after receiving training to perform the technique.

(I) Cosmetologists working under the direct supervision of a licensed physician shall provide only services within their scope of practice as set forth under the laws and rules that govern the board.

(J) Chemical peels performed by a cosmetologist shall be mixed and used at an ingredient concentration of thirty per cent solution or less at final formulation with a pH value not less than three.

(K) A license in cosmetology supersedes all licenses of any branch of cosmetology, with the exception of a cosmetologist who also holds an esthetician license. An individual shall surrender all branch licenses to the board when the board issues the individual a cosmetology license, except for an esthetician license as a cosmetologist may hold that license along with the cosmetology license.

Effective: 11/01/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/07/2013 and 11/01/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4713.08(A)(1)
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4713.01 , R.C. 4713.14 , R.C. 4713.28 , R.C. 4713.35 , R.C. 4713.39
Prior Effective Dates: 1/10/04, 3/30/2009

4713-8-04 Standards relating to competent practice as an esthetician.

(A) An esthetician shall provide cosmetology services within a salon where the license is current, active and appropriate to the scope of practice of esthetics for an esthetician as set forth in section 4713.01 of the Revised Code and the rules of the board.

(B) An esthetician shall maintain knowledge of the duties, responsibilities, and accountabilities of practice and shall practice in accordance with the following:

(1) The laws regulating the practice of esthetics;

(2) The rules of the board;

(3) Any other applicable federal, state and local laws and rules; and

(4) Position statements, standards for practice, or guidelines for practice from nationally recognized professional esthetic entities; provided these statements, standards, or guidelines are consistent with existing laws or rules.

(C) An esthetician shall demonstrate competence and accountability in all areas of practice in which the esthetician is engaged which includes, but is not limited to, the following:

(1) Consistent performance of all aspects of esthetic services according to acceptable and prevailing standards, and

(2) Appropriate recognition, referral or consultation, and intervention, when a complication arises during or after the performance of a specific service or procedure.

(D) An esthetician may provide advanced practice services provided:

(1) The esthetician obtains appropriate education, which emanates from a recognized body of knowledge relative to the esthetic service to be provided;

(2) The esthetician demonstrates appropriate knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide the service as licensed;

(3) The esthetician maintains documentation satisfactory to the board of meeting the requirements set forth in paragraphs (D)(1) and (D)(2) of this rule;

(4) The esthetician service does not involve a function or procedure, which is prohibited by any other law or rule and does not exceed the definition of the practice of esthetics in section 4713.01 of the Revised Code, and

(5) Estheticians performing services that are unregulated by the state shall follow rule 4713-8-09 of the Administrative Code.

(E) Estheticians shall not provide any service that claims to have a medical or healing benefit. The scope of practice is limited to beautification and relaxation services only. The scope of practice is limited to non-invasive services only. Services offered using the term therapy shall be within the meaning defined in paragraph (LL) of rule 4713-1-1 of the Administrative Code.

(F) Estheticians may exfoliate stratum corneum cells only. They may use any chemical, mechanical or electrical service that only exfoliates cells of the stratum corneum. Proper advanced practice training from the manufacturer or the manufacturer's certified representative shall be required prior to service to the public as set forth in rule 4713-8-09 of the Administrative Code. The manufacturer's certificate of training shall be displayed in a publicly conspicuous place.

(G) Estheticians may use a lancet to enhance the opening in a comedo or to create a small opening in the dead surface corneum to facilitate extraction of a milia in order to better extract the contents. Estheticians shall not pierce the stratum corneum or use a lancet for any other purpose. Estheticians shall not perform a comedo enhancement or milia extraction with a lancet unless they have had specific documented training for this procedure. Only sterile, one-use, disposable lancets shall be used and they shall be disposed of in a "sharps box" medical waste container.

(H) Estheticians working under the direct supervision of a licensed physician shall only provide services within their scope of practice as set forth under the statute and code that governs the board.

(I) Chemical peels performed by an esthetician shall be mixed and used at an ingredient concentration of thirty per cent solution or less at final formulation with a pH value not less than three.

(J) A license in cosmetology supersedes all licenses of any branch of cosmetology with the exception of a cosmetologist who also holds an esthetician license. An esthetician may also hold a license in cosmetology.

(K) Estheticians shall provide treatments only utilizing equipment not to exceed one hundred eighty nanometers, or a class one medical device as defined by the food and drug administration of the United States department of health and human services.

(L) Estheticians may use advanced techniques in a salon after receiving training to perform the technique.

Effective: 11/01/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/07/2013 and 11/01/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4713.08(A)(1)
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4713.01 , R.C. 4713.14 , R.C. 4713.28 , R.C. 4713.35 , R.C. 4713.39
Prior Effective Dates: 1/10/04, 3/30/2009

4713-8-05 Standards relating to competent practice as a hair designer.

(A) A hair designer shall provide cosmetology services within a salon where the license is current, active and appropriate to the scope of practice of hair design for a hair designer as set forth in section 4713.01 of the Revised Code and the rules of the board.

(B) A hair designer shall maintain knowledge of the duties, responsibilities, and accountabilities of practice and shall practice in accordance with the following:

(1) The laws regulating the practice of hair design;

(2) The rules of the board;

(3) Any other applicable federal, state and local laws and rules; and

(4) Position statements, standards for practice, or guidelines for practice from nationally recognized professional cosmetology or hair design entities; provided these statements, standards, or guidelines are consistent with existing laws or rules.

(C) A hair designer shall demonstrate competence and accountability in all areas of practice in which the hair designer is engaged which includes, but is not limited to, the following:

(1) Consistent performance of all aspects of hair design services according to acceptable and prevailing standards, and

(2) Appropriate recognition, referral or consultation, and intervention, when a complication arises during or after the performance of a specific service or procedure.

(D) A hair designer may provide advanced practice services provided:

(1) The hair designer obtains appropriate education, which emanates from a recognized body of knowledge relative to the hair design service to be provided;

(2) The hair designer demonstrates appropriate knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide the hair design service as licensed;

(3) The hair designer maintains documentation satisfactory to the board of meeting the requirements set forth in paragraphs (D)(1) and (D)(2) of this rule;

(4) The hair designer service does not involve a function or procedure, which is prohibited by any other law or rule and does not exceed the definition of the practice of hair design in section 4713.01 of the Revised Code, and

(5) Hair designers performing services that are unregulated by the state shall follow rule 4713-8-09 of the Administrative Code.

(E) Hair designers shall not provide any service that claims to have a medical or healing benefit. The scope of practice is limited to beautification and relaxation services only. The scope of practice is limited to non-invasive services only. Services offered using the term therapy shall be within the meaning defined in paragraph (LL) of rule 4713-1-01 of the Administrative Code.

(F) Hair designers may use advanced techniques in a salon after receiving training to perform the technique.

Effective: 11/01/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/07/2013 and 11/01/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4713.08(A)(1)
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4713.01 , R.C. 4713.14 , R.C. 4713.28 , R.C. 4713.35 , R.C. 4713.39
Prior Effective Dates: 1/10/04, 3/30/2009

4713-8-06 Standards relating to competent practice as a natural hair stylist.

(A) A natural hair stylist shall provide cosmetology services within a salon where the license is current, active and appropriate tothe scope of practice of natural hair styling for a natural hair stylist as set forth in section 4713.01 of the Revised Code and the rules of the board.

(B) A natural hair stylist shall maintain knowledge of the duties, responsibilities, and accountabilities of practice and shall practice in accordance with the following:

(1) The laws regulating the practice of natural hair styling;

(2) The rules of the board;

(3) Any other applicable federal, state and local laws and rules; and

(4) Position statements, standards for practice, or guidelines for practice from nationally recognized professional cosmetology or natural hair stylist entities; provided these statements, standards, or guidelines are consistent with existing laws or rules.

(C) A natural hair stylist shall demonstrate competence and accountability in all areas of practice in which the natural hair stylist is engaged which includes, but is not limited to, the following:

(1) Consistent performance of all aspects of natural hair styling services according to acceptable and prevailing standards, and

(2) Appropriate recognition, referral or consultation, and intervention, when a complication arises during or after the performance of a specific service or procedure.

(D) A natural hair stylist may provide advanced practice services provided:

(1) The natural hair stylist obtains appropriate education, which emanates from a recognized body of knowledge relative to the natural hair styling service to be provided;

(2) The natural hair stylist demonstrates appropriate knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide the natural hair stylist service as licensed;

(3) The natural hair stylist maintains documentation satisfactory to the "Board" of meeting the requirements set forth in paragraphs (D)(1) and (D)(2) of this rule;

(4) The natural hair stylist service does not involve a function or procedure, which is prohibited by any other law or rule and does not exceed the definition of the practice of natural hair styling in section 4713.01 of the Revised Code, and

(5) Natural hair stylists performing services that are unregulated by the state shall follow rule 4713-8-09 of the Administrative Code.

(E) Natural hair stylists shall not provide any service that claims to have a medical or healing benefit. The scope of practice is limited to beautification and relaxation services only. The scope of practice is limited to non-invasive services only. Services offered using the term therapy shall be within the meaning defined in paragraph (LL) of rule 4713-1-01 of the Administrative Code.

(F) Natural hair stylists may use advanced techniques in a salon after receiving training to perform the technique.

Effective: 11/01/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/07/2013 and 11/01/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4713.08(A)(1)
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4713.01 , R.C. 4713.14 , R.C. 4713.28 , R.C. 4713.35 , R.C. 4713.39
Prior Effective Dates: 1/10/04, 9/28/08 , 3/30/2009

4713-8-07 Standards relating to competent practice as a manicurist.

(A) A manicurist shall provide cosmetology services within a salon where the license is current, active and appropriate to the scope of practice of manicuring for a manicurist as set forth in section 4713.01 of the Revised Code and the rules of the board.

(B) A manicurist shall maintain knowledge of the duties, responsibilities, and accountabilities of practice and shall practice in accordance with the following:

(1) The laws regulating the practice of manicuring;

(2) The rules of the board;

(3) Any other applicable federal, state and local laws and rules; and

(4) Position statements, standards for practice, or guidelines for practice from nationally recognized professional cosmetology or manicuring entities; provided these statements, standards, or guidelines are consistent with existing laws or rules.

(C) A manicurist shall demonstrate competence and accountability in all areas of practice in which the manicurist is engaged, that includes, but is not limited to, the following:

(1) Consistent performance of all aspects of manicuring services according to acceptable and prevailing standards, and

(2) Appropriate recognition, referral or consultation, and intervention, when a complication arises during or after the performance of a specific service or procedure.

(D) A manicurist may provide advanced practice services provided:

(1) The manicurist obtains appropriate education, which emanates from a recognized body of knowledge relative to the cosmetology service to be provided;

(2) The manicurist demonstrates appropriate knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide the manicuring service as licensed;

(3) The manicurist maintains documentation satisfactory to the board of meeting the requirements set forth in paragraphs (D)(1) and (D)(2) of this rule;

(4) The manicurist service does not involve a function or procedure, which is prohibited by any other law or rule and does not exceed the definition of the practice of manicuring in section 4713.01 of the Revised , and

(5) Manicurists performing services that are unregulated by the state in salons shall follow rule 4713-8-09 of the Administrative Code.

(E) Manicurists shall not provide any service that claims to have a medical or healing benefit. The scope of practice is limited to beautification and relaxation services only. The scope of practice is limited to non-invasive services only. Services offered using the term therapy shall be within the meaning defined in paragraph (LL) of rule 4713-1-01 of the Administrative Code.

(F) Manicurists may use advanced techniques in a salon after receiving training to perform the technique.

Replaces: 4713-8-07

Effective: 11/01/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/07/2013 and 11/01/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4713.08(A)(1)
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4713.01 , R.C. 4713.14 , R.C. 4713.28 , R.C. 4713.35 , R.C. 4713.39
Prior Effective Dates: 1/10/04, 3/30/2009

4713-8-08 Services rendered in an unlicensed facility; temporary special event permits.

(A) No person shall offer or render any of the services encompassed within the definition and rules of the board of cosmetology in a place that is not licensed as a salon or school except for a practicing licensee who applies for and receives a temporary special event permit. If the board grants a practicing licensee a temporary special event permit, the licensee may render the services for which the practicing licensee is licensed on a limited and temporary basis.

(B) Temporary special event permits shall be approved by the board. Temporary special event permits are only valid for one event lasting no more than one seven-day week, with the exception of licensees who are issued a temporary special permit under paragraph (D) of this rule. Multiple events require the licensee to apply for and receive a separate temporary special event permit for each event.

(C) The types of special events contemplated by this rule include, but are not limited to: charity events, on-location bridal parties, bridal shows and on-location spa parties. The board shall determine whether a special event that differs from the above-mentioned examples qualifies for a special permit. Individual licensees and salon licensees may request special event permits.

(D) Licensees may also perform non-chemical services in facilities lacking a cosmetology license, including private residences, care facilities, nursing homes lacking a licensed salon, hospitals, and other appropriate health care facilities where elderly or disabled patrons reside either temporarily or permanently. The licensee must fill out a board approved form as to the location of said service and submit it to the board along with a letter from a medical doctor in good standing in Ohio that will verify that the patron is either homebound or confined to a facility and physically unable to have services performed at a licensed salon in Ohio. The permit may be valid for up to one year.

(E) At a minimum, in the application for a temporary special event permit, the licensee must provide the type of event, date of event, time of event, location of event, and the names and license numbers of the licensees performing the services during the event.

(F) Licensees shall be responsible for ensuring that they are fully supplied and equipped when they perform services outside a licensed facility, in addition to ensuring compliance with the safety and infection control laws and rules of the board.

(G) The board expressly reserves the right to inspect special events at random and without notice.

Effective: 11/01/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/07/2013 and 11/01/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4713.08(A)(1)
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4713.35
Prior Effective Dates: 9/28/2008

4713-8-09 Offering advanced practice, advanced techniques or unregulated services.

(A) A licensee shall not provide an advanced practice service in a salon or school until the board has reviewed and approved the service for use in licensed salons and schools and has determined that the advanced practice service is within the scope of the license held by the licensee.

(1) An advanced practice service may be an unregulated service as defined in paragraph (C) of rule 4713-1-01 of the Administrative Code.

(2) A request to review an advanced practice service shall be made to the board on forms provided by the board.

(3) The board at the time of approval will provide along with the approval any necessary restrictions for the use of each device, equipment, chemical, product and procedure covered by this rule.

(4) The licensee seeking to use a device, equipment, chemical, product or perform a procedure covered by this rule shall comply with the following general requirements:

(a) Salon and school owners shall ensure only licensees or students who have received approved manufacturers training are permitted to use or operate a device, equipment, chemical product or perform a procedure except for a device, equipment, chemical product, or procedure for which there is no training offered;

(b) Each licensee or student trained shall have a certificate of training for the device, equipment, chemical, product or procedure from the manufacturer or the manufacturers' authorized representative or a certificate showing training in the procedure from an authorized provider of such training. The licensee or student trained shall post the certificate of training in the room in which services are provided;

(c) Licensees using a device, equipment, chemical, or a product shall comply with the manufacturers' directions when using the device, equipment, chemical or product;

(d) Licensees or students using a device, equipment, chemical, product or performing a procedure shall advise clients if a manufacturer or originator of the procedure has recommended follow-up care after the use of the device, equipment, chemical, product, or procedure;

(e) If the manufacturer of a device, equipment, chemical, or product does not offer training the device or piece of equipment shall be authorized for use in the practice of cosmetology;

(f) A device, equipment, chemical, product or procedure used in salons and schools shall meet all federal drug administration, cosmetic ingredient review and/or guidelines of the esthetics manufacturers and distributors alliance of the American beauty association, and

(g) Any licensee seeking to use a device, equipment, product, chemical or to perform a procedure covered by this rule shall be responsible for ensuring the requirements of the board are followed.

(h) Licensees using a device, equipment, chemical, product or procedure qualifying as "advanced practice" under this rule shall provide the service only in a licensed school or salon except for those licensees issued a special permit under rule 4713-8-08 of the Administrative Code.

(B) Cosmetologists and estheticians holding valid board licenses and other Ohio professional board licenses may provide permanent makeup services in a salon if they comply with all of the following requirements:

(1) The salon shall obtain an approval to operate a business that offers tattooing services from the board of health of the city or general health district in which the business is located and shall comply with all requirements of Chapter 3730. of the Revised Code and Chapter 3701-9 of the Administrative Code.

(2) All licensees providing permanent makeup services shall have available in the salon documented completion of a minimum of a sixty hour training program.

(C) Advanced techniques may be introduced as part of a cosmetology school curriculum, or obtained through CE providers, trade shows, private training or demonstrations and do not require certification, although some manufacturers may certify the use of the product or service. Advanced techniques constitute an enhancement of the basic skills taught to each licensee in schools and, for that reason, advanced technique services do not require approval of the board before a licensee trained to use them does so in a salon.

Replaces: 4713-13-12

Effective: 11/01/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/01/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4713.08(A)(19)
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4713.02 , 4713.07(G) , R.C. 4713.14 , R.C. 4713.28 , R.C. 4713.35 , R.C. 4713.39 , R.C. 4713.64
Prior Effective Dates: 1/10/04, 3/30/2009

4713-8-10 Corrective action courses.

(A) The intent of this rule is to correct proven violations of law and to educate any person holding a license in cosmetology or a branch of cosmetology as to the correct manner in which to follow the laws and rules of the board.

(B) Corrective action courses are designed to educate persons holding licenses in cosmetology or in a branch of cosmetology about aspects of law or rule that have been violated. Any course offered as a corrective action course shall provide information about the board's laws and rules in general as well as the specific law(s) or rule(s) that has or have been violated. This process is not a punitive measure, but an attempt to assist licensees or salon owners to better understand their legal obligations and responsibilities as professionals.

(C) The board may impose a sanctioned corrective action course along with or instead of any other punishment for a violation as permitted under section 4713.64 of the Revised Code. The sanctioned corrective action course may be imposed on a person, who was found to have violated the board's laws and/or rules.

(D) Corrective action courses are not intended as educational credit and coursework in this area will not count toward a licensee's bi-annual continuing education credit.

(E) Corrective action courses shall consist of both general and specific information concerning the actual area(s) of law and/or rules that has/have been violated.

(1) The course shall be organized to include an examination at the end of the course as a measurement of knowledge;

(2) An individual shall pass the course examination with a score of seventy-five per cent or better;

(3) An individual scoring under seventy-five per cent shall take the course again;

(4) The sanction shall be lifted only when the individual passes the course with a score of seventy-five per cent or better, and

(5) The individual shall complete all corrective action courses assigned as part of a penalty for a violation within thirty days of the board's order. The board has discretion to extend the thirty-day time period to up to five months.

(F) In order to provide proper corrective action courses to licensees who have violated board rules, the board may partner with a vendor, who will be contracted to provide logistical production or other assistance to the board to provide corrective action courses.

Effective: 11/01/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/01/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4713.08(A)(19)
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4713.64