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| OHIO STYLIST & SALON | JULY 2017 | 5

(B) The inspector may inspect or investigate persons holding a license,

boutique services registration, or permit or the facilities in which the

licensee holders, boutique services registration holders, and permit or

certificate holders work without prior notice in order to ensure compliance

with the board’s laws and rules.

(1) Salons, schools, and tanning facilities shall be inspected at least

once every two years.

(a) When an inspector finds violations, the inspector shall do a follow-

up inspection to determine if the licensee, permit holder, or boutique

services registration holder has corrected the violations.

(2) The salon, school, or facility to be inspected shall be randomly

chosen, and

(3) Assignments to inspect salons, schools, and facilities shall be made

according to the policy of the board.

(4) The board inspectors shall make reasonable inspections or investi-

gations during the normal business hours of the salon, school or tanning

facility or at the location where a branch of the cosmetology profession is

being practiced or demonstrated or taught.

(5) If the salon, school, tanning facility, or other location is “open for

business”or has no hours of operation posted, the inspector may conduct

an inspection or investigation whether the doors are locked or unlocked.

(C) If a complaint is filed, an inspector shall be assigned to investigate

the complaint.

(D) After any inspection or investigation, the inspector shall issue a

report that shall be signed and posted in the salon, school, tanning facil-

ity, or other location issued a temporary event salon license.

(1) The board inspector who has conducted a reasonable inspection or

an investigation shall prepare a report of the inspection or investigation

on forms provided by the board;

(2) The inspector shall sign the report.

(3) The owner, salon manager or individual authorized by the owner

to sign shall also sign the report.

(4) A copy of the report shall be left with or electronically mailed to

the owner, salon manager, or the individual authorized to physically sign

or electronically sign the document. Inspection reports that are electroni-

cally mailed shall be mailed to the electronic mailing address of record.

(5) The report shall be posted near the license of the salon until the

next inspection report is issued, and in a position easily seen by the clients

of the salon, school, or tanning facility. At a location, the report shall

remain posted for the duration of the event.

(6) Should the inspector find violations committed by individuals in

the salon, the individuals shall be given a copy of the inspection or inves-

tigation report.

(E) Persons being investigated or inspected shall cooperate with the

board inspector or investigator.

(F) Should the board decide to issue a notice of violation based upon

the charges, the board shall follow the procedure for the administrative

hearings as set forth in Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

(1) Any fines or other punishment shall be as authorized in section

4713.64 of the Revised Code.

(2) A notice of violation shall be sent to the salon owner or school direc-

tor, as well as to the salon, individual licensee, boutique services registration

holder, permit holder, or unlicensed individual cited for violations.

(G) The board grants the authority to the executive director to oversee

the inspection and investigation process and to initiate disciplinary pro-

ceedings pursuant to section 4713.64 of the Revised Code for any violation

of Chapter 4713. of the Revised Code and rules amplifying the chapter,

including taking the following actions:

(1) To issue notices of violation and opportunity for hearing in accor-

dance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, and

(2) To oversee any disciplinary proceedings permitted in Chapter 4713.

of the Revised Code against licensed persons, boutique services registra-

tion holders, or unlicensed individuals practicing cosmetology or a branch

of cosmetology, individuals operating a tanning facility , or continuing

education or tanning operator certificate provider for failing to follow the

law and rules of the board.