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Article - Business Occupations and Professions


    (a)    In addition to any duties set forth elsewhere, the Board shall adopt:

        (1)    bylaws for the conduct of its proceedings;

        (2)    regulations for qualification and examination of applicants for licenses, registration, and permits and issuance of licenses, certificates of registration, and permits;

        (3)    regulations to govern the conduct of persons regulated under this title;

        (4)    regulations to govern sanitation and safety in practicing cosmetology, including regulations that establish precautions to prevent the spread of infectious and contagious diseases; and

        (5)    regulations to govern the direct supervision of the operation of limited practice beauty salons.

    (b)    (1)    The Board shall adopt regulations that establish detailed curriculum standards for use by the State Board of Education or the Maryland Higher Education Commission in approving applications for instruction in the practice of cosmetology, the provision of esthetic services, the provision of hair services, and the provision of nail technician services at public schools or private career schools.

        (2)    The curriculum standards established under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall:

            (i)    incorporate modern methods and practices for:

                1.    practicing cosmetology;

                2.    providing esthetic services;

                3.    providing hair services;

                4.    providing hair services – blow drying; and

                5.    providing nail technician services;

            (ii)    include a reference to each topic and the emphasis of each topic required of a comprehensive curriculum in the appropriate licensing area; and

            (iii)    be reviewed and updated periodically as determined by the Board.

    (c)    (1)    Beginning October 1, 2018, the Board shall require a licensee renewing a license to complete at least six credit hours of continuing education approved by the Board.

        (2)    The Board shall adopt regulations that set standards for continuing education courses that, at a minimum, require:

            (i)    two hours of training in health, safety, and welfare subjects; and

            (ii)    four hours of training in general elective courses.

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