4713.07 Duties of board.

(A) The state board of cosmetology shall do all of the following:

(1) Regulate the practice of cosmetology and all of its branches in this state;

(2) Investigate or inspect, when evidence appears to demonstrate that an individual has violated any provision of this chapter or any rule adopted pursuant to it. the activities or premises of a license holder or unlicensed individual;

(3) Adopt rules in accordance with section 4713.08 of the Revised Code;

(4) Prescribe and make available application forms to be used by individuals seeking admission to an examination conducted under section 4713.24 of the Revised Code or a license or registration issued under this chapter;

(5) Prescribe and make available application forms to be used by individuals seeking renewal of a license or registration issued under this chapter;

(6) Provide a toll-free number and an online service to receive complaints alleging violations of this chapter;

(7) Report to the proper prosecuting officer violations of section 4713.14 of the Revised Code of which the board is aware;

(8) Submit a written report annually to the governor that provides all of the following:

(a) A discussion of the conditions in this state of the branches of cosmetology;

(b) A brief summary of the board's proceedings during the year the report covers;

(c) A statement of all money that the board received and expended during the year the report covers.

(9) Keep a record of all of the following:

(a) The board's proceedings;

(b) The name and last known physical address, electronic mail address, and telephone number of each individual issued a license or registration under this chapter:

(c) The date and number of each license , permit, and registration that the board issues .

(10) Assist ex-offenders and military veterans who hold licenses issued by the board to find employment within salons or other facilities within this state;

(11) Require inspectors appointed pursuant to section 4713.06 of the Revised Code to conduct inspections of licensed or permitted facilities, including salons and boutique salons, schools of cosmetology, and tanning facilities, within ninety days of the opening for business of a licensed facility, upon complaints reported to the board, within ninety days after a violation was documented at a facility, and at least once every two years. Any individual, after providing the individual's name and contact information, may report to the board any information the individual may have that appears to show a violation of any provision of this chapter or rule adopted under it. In the absence of bad faith, any individual who reports information of that nature or who testifies before the board in any adjudication conducted under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code shall not be liable for damages in a civil action as a result of the report or testimony. For the purpose of inspections, an independent contractor shall be added to the board's records as an individual salon.

(12) Supply a copy of the poster created pursuant to division (B) of section 5502.63 of the Revised Code to each person authorized to operate a salon, school of cosmetology, tanning facility, or other type of facility under this chapter;

(13) All other duties that this chapter imposes on the board.

(B) The board may delegate any of the duties listed in division (A) of this section to the executive director of the board or to an individual designated by the executive director.

Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 213, §1, eff. 9/13/2016.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.131, SB 337, §1, eff. 9/28/2012.

Effective Date: 04-07-2003