(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.