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09.22.01 - Board of Cosmetologists - Final Regulations

FINAL ACTION ON REGULATIONS
MARYLAND REGISTER, VOLUME 45, ISSUE 22,
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018

Subtitle 22 BOARD OF COSMETOLOGISTS

09.22.01 General Regulation

Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, Titles 4 and 5; Business Regulation Article, §§2-106.13 and 2-106.14; Annotated Code of Maryland; Ch. 256, Acts of 2017

Notice of Final Action
[18-186-F]

On October 1, 2018, the Board of Cosmetologists adopted the repeal of existing Regulation .12 and adopted new Regulation .12 under COMAR 09.22.01 General Regulations. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 45:15 Md. R. 732 (July 20, 2018), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: November 5, 2018.

ERICA LEWIS
Acting Executive Director

.12 Fees.
  A. Purpose. This regulation is intended to carry out the provisions of Business Occupations and Professions Article, Titles 4 and 5, and Business Regulation Article, §§2-106.13 and 2-106.14, Annotated Code of Maryland. In particular, it is intended to set various fees in order to cover the actual documented direct and indirect costs of fulfilling the statutory and regulatory duties of the State Board of Barbers and State Board of Cosmetologists.
  B. Definitions.
    (1) In this regulation, the following terms have the meanings indicated.
    (2) Terms Defined.
      (a) “Barbers Board” means the State Board of Barbers.
      (b) “Cosmetologists Board” means the State Board of Cosmetologists.
      (c) “License fee” means the fee paid by an applicant or licensee, as applicable, in connection with the issuance and renewal of a license and the issuance of a limited license and a reciprocal license.
      (d) “Salon owner permit fee” means the fee paid by an applicant or licensee, as applicable, in connection with the issuance and renewal of a salon permit.
      (e) “Secretary” means the Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.
  C. Examination Fees. An applicant for examination or reexamination shall pay an examination or reexamination fee directly to the testing service chosen by the Cosmetologists Board to develop or administer the examination.
  D. Average of Costs. In order to establish fees that more equitably distribute the costs associated with the operation of each board among similar boards, the Secretary may average the direct and indirect costs of the Barbers Board and the Cosmetologists Board, provided that the boards consent to having their direct and indirect costs averaged together.
  E. As provided for in Business Regulation Article, §§2-106.13 and 2-106.14, Annotated Code of Maryland, and this regulation, the Cosmetologist Board sets the following license and permit fees:
    (1) Salon owner — $50;
    (2) Senior cosmetologist — $25;
    (3) Cosmetologist — $25;
    (4) Blow dry — $25;
    (5) Esthetician — $25;
    (6) Nail technician — $25;
    (7) Hair stylist — $25;
    (8) Apprentice — $10;
    (9) Reinstatement:
      (a) If the license of a senior cosmetologist, cosmetologist, esthetician, or nail technician license has expired, a reinstatement fee of $25 shall be paid in addition to the renewal fee in this section; and
      (b) If the permit of a salon owner has expired, in addition to the renewal fee in this section:
        (i) A reinstatement fee of $50 shall be paid if not more than 45 days have passed since the expiration of the permit; and
        (ii) A pre-opening inspection fee of $150 shall be paid, and such an inspection shall be conducted, if more than 45 days have passed since the expiration of the permit; and
    (10) Pre-opening inspection — $150.
  F. A separate payment is required for each application.
  G. Payment in cash may not be accepted.
  H. All fees are nonrefundable.