(A) The state board of cosmetology may take disciplinary action for any of the following:
(1) Failure to comply with the requirements of this chapter or rules adopted under it;
(2) Continued practice by a person knowingly having an infectious or contagious disease;
(3) Habitual drunkenness or addiction to any habit-forming drug;
(4) Willful false and fraudulent or deceptive advertising;
(5) Falsification of any record or application required to be filed with the board;
(6) Failure to pay a fine or abide by a suspension order issued by the board.
(B) On determining that there is cause for disciplinary action, the board may do one or more of the following:
(1) Deny, revoke, or suspend a license or permit issued by the board;
(2) Impose a fine;
(3) Require the holder of a license or permit to take corrective action courses.
(C) The amount and content of corrective action courses and other relevant criteria shall be established by the board in rules adopted under section 4713.08 of the Revised Code.
(D) The board may impose a separate fine for each offense listed in division (A) of this section. The amount of a fine shall be not more than five hundred dollars if the violator has not previously been fined for that offense. The fine shall be not more than one thousand dollars if the violator has been fined for the same offense once before. The fine shall be not more than one thousand five hundred dollars if the violator has been fined for the same offense two or more times before.
(E) If a person fails to request a hearing within thirty days of the date the board, in accordance with section 119.07 of the Revised Code, notifies the person of the board's intent to act against the person under division (A) of this section, the board by a majority vote of a quorum of the board members may take the action against the person without holding an adjudication hearing.
(F) The board, after a hearing in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, may suspend a tanning facility permit if the owner or operator fails to correct an unsafe condition that exists in violation of the board's rules or fails to cooperate in an inspection of the tanning facility. If a violation has resulted in a condition reasonably believed by an inspector to create an immediate danger to the health and safety of any person using the tanning facility, the inspector may suspend the permit without a prior hearing until the condition is corrected or until a hearing in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code is held and the board either upholds the suspension or reinstates the permit.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.169,HB 247, §1, eff. 3/22/2013.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9,HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.
Effective Date: 04-07-2003