Rule 4713-1-09 | Animals forbidden in salons, tanning facilities, schools and in the board.
(A) Animals, with the exception of fish in an aquarium maintained in a sanitary condition and service animals as defined in rule 4713-1-01 of the Administrative Code, are not permitted in a cosmetology salon, barber shop, tanning facility, or cosmetology or barber school, or in the offices of the board.
(B) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (A) of this rule, the board may grant a renewable, one-year exemption for one animal per salon, barber shop, tanning facility, or school under the following conditions:
(1) A board-approved application for an exemption is made by the owner of the salon, barber shop, school, or tanning facility;
(2) The individual filing the application is also the owner of the animal to be exempted;
(3) The individual submits a general liability or equivalent insurance policy which contains sufficient coverage for any actions taken by the animal identified in the application;
(4) The individual submits a photograph of the animal to be exempted. If the exemption is approved, the individual salon, barber shop, tanning facility, or school owner must maintain this photograph at the salon, barber shop, tanning facility, or school at all times.
(5) Any animal granted an exemption under this rule shall be kept away from the immediate area where services are being performed.
(C) A service animal shall be tethered or otherwise restrained and, unless necessary to provide the service to its owner, the service animal shall be kept away from the immediate area where services are being performed. If a service animal is disruptive or is not trained, the salon, barber shop, facility, or school may request that the animal be removed.