CHAPTER 387*
HAIRDRESSERS AND COSMETICIANS.
NAIL TECHNICIANS

*Purpose of chapter. 113 C. 563. Chapters 383 to 388, inclusive, cited. 207 C. 674, 677. Cited. 242 C. 1.

Table of Contents

Sec. 20-250. Definitions.
Sec. 20-251. Department of Health Services to supervise hairdressing and cosmetology.
Sec. 20-252. Licenses. Examinations.
Sec. 20-252a. Credit for out-of-state training.
Sec. 20-253. License and examination fees. Display of license. Renewal.
Sec. 20-254. License without examination.
Sec. 20-255. Examinations for out-of-state licensees.
Sec. 20-255a. Guest permit to operate at educational show.
Sec. 20-256. Renewal of licenses of persons in armed forces.
Sec. 20-257. License not to be loaned. Aiding unlicensed practitioner.
Sec. 20-258. Inspection of shops. Requirement for operation of shop.
Sec. 20-259. Management of establishments.
Sec. 20-260. Practice by unlicensed person.
Sec. 20-261. Licenses for manicuring.
Sec. 20-262. Schools for instruction. Approval. Change of location or ownership.
Sec. 20-263. Disciplinary action; grounds.
Sec. 20-264. Appeal.
Sec. 20-265. Penalty.
Sec. 20-266. Fair practices.
Sec. 20-266a. "Nail technician" defined.
Sec. 20-266b. Practice restricted to licensed persons. Exceptions. Title protection.
Sec. 20-266c. Licensure application. Renewal. Fees.
Sec. 20-266d. Qualifications.
Sec. 20-266e. Disciplinary action. Grounds.
Sec. 20-266f. Regulations.


Sec. 20-250. Definitions. The following terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context otherwise indicates:
(1) "Board" means the board of examiners established under section 20-235a;
(2) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Public Health;
(3) "Department" means the Department of Public Health;
(4) "Hairdressing and cosmetology" means the art of dressing, arranging, curling, waving, weaving, cutting, singeing, bleaching and coloring the hair and treating the scalp of any person, and massaging, cleansing, stimulating, manipulating, exercising or beautifying with the use of the hands, appliances, cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, tonics, lotions, creams, powders, oils or clays and doing similar work on the face, neck and arms, and manicuring the fingernails and, for cosmetic purposes only, trimming, filing and painting the healthy toenails, excluding cutting nail beds, corns and calluses or other medical treatment involving the foot or ankle, of any person for compensation, provided nothing in this definition shall prohibit an unlicensed person from performing facials, eyebrow arching, shampooing or braiding hair;
(5) "Registered hairdresser and cosmetician" means any person (A) who has successfully completed the ninth grade or (B) who has passed an equivalency examination, evidencing such education, prepared by the Commissioner of Education and conducted by the Department of Public Health and who holds a license to practice as a registered hairdresser and cosmetician;
(6) "Student" means any person who is engaged in learning or acquiring a knowledge of hairdressing and cosmetology at a school approved in accordance with the provisions of this chapter who has successfully completed ninth grade or its equivalent. The provisions of this section shall not apply to schools conducted by the State Board of Education.
(1949 Rev., S. 4586; February, 1965, P.A. 79; 363, S. 1; 1969, P.A. 822, S. 1; 1972, P.A. 127, S. 46; P.A. 77-519, S. 1, 6; P.A. 77-614, S. 302, 323, 610; P.A. 80-484, S. 111, 174, 176; P.A. 81-471, S. 55, 71; P.A. 84-33, S. 1, 2; P.A. 93- 381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-2, S. 62.)
History: 1965 acts added twenty-one-year age requirement and three-year assistant's license alternative and raised minimum training and experience alternative from three years in Subdiv. (7) and added sixteen-year age and eighth-grade requirement in Subdiv. (8); 1969 act redefined "operator", clarifying education level required of applicants before and after July 1, 1972, and redefined "registered hairdresser and cosmetician" to allow passing equivalency examination as alternative to tenth grade education; 1972 act changed minimum age requirement for hairdresser and cosmetician from twenty-one to eighteen, reflecting lowered age of majority; P.A. 77-519 deleted requirement that person be or intend to become a U.S. citizen in Subdivs. (1), (5), (6) and (7); P.A. 77-614 replaced secretary of the state board of education with commissioner of education and commissioner and department of health with commissioner and department of health services, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-484 deleted definitions of "assistant hairdresser and cosmetician" and "instructor" and defined "board" renumbering Subdivs. accordingly, deleted minimum age requirements for operators, hairdresser and cosmeticians and students, replaced references to females with references to "any person" in Subdiv. (4) and deleted references to holding of assistant hairdresser and cosmetician's license in Subdiv. (6), formerly Subdiv. (7); P.A. 81-471 amended section to clarify that term "manicuring" applies to fingernails, to delete reference to "operator", to clarify that unlicensed persons may perform facials, eyebrow arching, shampooing and manicuring, to substitute approval of hairdressing schools for licensure and to increase the entry level educational requirements for hairdressing and cosmetology students from eighth grade to ninth grade; P.A. 84-33 amended Subsec. (4) to include pedicures in the definition of hairdressing and cosmetology;. P.A. 93-381 replaced department and commissioner of health services with department and commissioner of public health and addiction services, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 95-257 replaced Commissioner and Department of Public Health and Addiction Services with Commissioner and Department of Public Health, effective July 1, 1995; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-2 amended Subdiv. (4) by deleting "manicuring of the fingernails" and adding "braiding hair".
Cited. 113 C. 563.

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Sec. 20-251. Department of Health Services to supervise hairdressing and cosmetology. Section 20-251 is repealed.
(1949 Rev., S. 4585; 1951, S. 2288d; 1971, P.A. 468, S. 1; P.A. 77-614, S. 323, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 85, 136; P.A. 80-484, S. 175, 176.)

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Sec. 20-252. Licenses. Examinations. No person shall engage in the occupation of registered hairdresser and cosmetician without having obtained a license from the department. Persons desiring such licenses shall apply in writing on forms furnished by the department. No license shall be issued, except a renewal certificate, to a registered hairdresser and cosmetician unless the applicant has shown to the satisfaction of the department that he has complied with the laws and the regulations of the department. No applicant shall be licensed as a registered hairdresser and cosmetician, except by renewal of a license, until he has made written application to the department, setting forth by affidavit that he has successfully completed the eighth grade or he has passed an equivalency examination, evidencing such education, prepared by the Commissioner of Education and conducted by the Department of Public Health and that he has completed a course of not less than fifteen hundred hours of study in a school approved in accordance with the provisions of this chapter or in a school teaching hairdressing and cosmetology under the supervision of the State Board of Education and until he has passed a written examination satisfactory to the department. Examinations required for licensure under this chapter shall be prescribed by the department with the advice and assistance of the board and shall be administered by the department under the supervision of the board. The department shall establish a passing score for examinations with the advice and assistance of the board which shall be the same as the passing score established in section 20-236.
(1949 Rev., S. 4590, 4591; 1957, P.A. 215; February, 1965, P.A. 363, S. 2; 1969, P.A. 822, S. 2, 3; 1971, P.A. 468, S. 2; 1972, P.A. 127, S. 47; P.A. 77-614, S. 302, 323, 610; P.A. 80-484, S. 112, 176; P.A. 81-471, S. 56, 71; P.A. 84-173, S. 2; P.A. 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58; P.A. 98-43, S. 4.)
History: 1965 act added twenty-one-year and tenth-grade requirements and three-year assistant's license alternative and raised training and experience alternative from three years; 1969 act amended Subsec. (a) to add education requirements and amended Subsec. (c) to allow equivalency examination as alternative to tenth grade education; 1971 act deleted practical and oral segment of examination in Subsecs. (a) and (c); 1972 act reduced minimum age requirement in Subsec. (c) from twenty-one to eighteen, reflecting changed age of majority; P.A. 77-614 replaced secretary of the state board of education with commissioner of education and department of health with department of health services, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-484 deleted references to assistant hairdresser and cosmetician and instructor categories, including Subsecs. (b) and (d) which had contained licensing requirements for those categories, deleted requirement that applicants be "of good moral character", redesignated remaining Subsecs. (a), (c) and (e) as (1), (2) and (3), deleted minimum age requirements in Subsecs. (1) and (2) and added provisions in Subsec. (2) re health services department's responsibility for administering exams and establishing passing scores; P.A. 81-471 amended section to eliminate reference to operator's license and qualifications, to delete the requirement that equivalency examinations be given concurrently with licensure examinations, to eliminate requirement of training under the personal supervision of a registered hairdresser and cosmetician and to insert a specific requirement of not less than fifteen hundred hours of study in an approved school and reduce the entry level educational requirement from tenth grade to ninth grade; P.A. 84-173 required examinations for licensure to be prescribed by the department with the advice and assistance of the board and required the board's advice and assistance rather than consent in establishing a passing score; P.A. 93-381 replaced department of health services with department of public health and addiction services, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 95-257 replaced Commissioner and Department of Public Health and Addiction Services with Commissioner and Department of Public Health, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 98-43 changed education requirement from ninth grade to eighth grade.
Cited. 113 C. 564.

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Sec. 20-252a. Credit for out-of-state training. Any applicant for a license required under the provisions of section 20-252 who has trained or studied in another state or country having licensure requirements which are substantially similar to, or higher than, those of this state shall, upon filing with the Commissioner of Public Health an affidavit from the agency of such state or country charged with such licensing of the total number of study and training hours and licensed experience completed therein, be credited with such total number of hours toward the requirements for licensing under said section 20-252. No credit shall be granted under this section to any applicant who is the subject of a pending disciplinary proceeding or unresolved complaint.
(1961, P.A. 300; 1971, P.A. 468, S. 5; P.A. 77-614, S. 323, 610; P.A. 80-484, S. 113, 176; P.A. 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58.)
History: 1971 act made provisions applicable to those who have studied in another country, replaced department of health with commissioner of health and required affidavit to contain information re licensed experience; P.A. 77-614 replaced commissioner of health with commissioner of health services, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-484 increased credit from half of hours toward licensing requirements to full credit for hours and prohibited granting credit to applicants who are subjects of disciplinary proceeding or unresolved complaint; P.A. 93-381 replaced commissioner of health services with commissioner of public health and addiction services, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 95-257 replaced Commissioner and Department of Public Health and Addiction Services with Commissioner and Department of Public Health, effective July 1, 1995.

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Sec. 20-253. License and examination fees. Display of license. Renewal. License or examination fees shall be paid to the department at the time of application as follows: For examination as a registered hairdresser and cosmetician, the sum of fifty dollars; for annual renewal of any license, the sum of twenty-five dollars. Each person engaged in the occupation of registered hairdresser and cosmetician shall, at all times, conspicuously display his license within the place where such occupation is being conducted. All licenses, except as otherwise provided in this chapter, shall expire in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88. No person shall carry on the occupation of hairdressing and cosmetology after the expiration of his license until he has made application to said department for the renewal of such license. Such application shall be in writing, addressed to said department and signed by the person applying for such renewal. Said department may renew any hairdresser and cosmetician's license if application for such renewal is received by said department within ninety days after the expiration of such license.
(1949 Rev., S. 4591; 1963, P.A. 16; 1969, P.A. 722, S. 1; 1971, P.A. 468, S. 3; June, 1971, P.A. 8, S. 78; P.A. 80-484, S. 114, 176; P.A. 81-471, S. 58, 71; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-6, S. 32, 117; P.A. 95-125, S. 4, 6.)
History: 1963 act increased fees for renewing license and for license as assistant hairdresser and cosmetician from two to three dollars; 1969 act increased fee for operator's examination from five to ten dollars and for instructor's examination from five to twenty dollars; 1971 acts deleted practical and oral aspects of examination, increased examination fees for assistant hairdresser and cosmetician from three to ten dollars and for registered hairdresser and cosmetician from ten to twenty-five dollars and increased fee for renewal of any license from three to five dollars; P.A. 80-484 deleted references to assistant hairdresser and cosmetician and to instructor categories, deleted provision re dollar per month penalty for failure to renew license in timely fashion, allowed ten dollar charge for reexamination which was previously given without charge, replaced December thirty-first expiration date with expiration in accordance with Sec. 19-45, allowed late renewals if applications received within ninety days rather than twelve months from date of expiration and deleted provisions governing resumption of practice after having ceased to be a license holder; P.A. 81-471 amended section to delete references to fees and examinations for operators; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-6 increased the examination fee from twenty-five to fifty dollars and the annual renewal fee from five to twenty-five dollars; P.A. 95-125 eliminated reference to the two-dollar duplicate license fee, effective June 7, 1995.
Cited. 113 C. 564.

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Sec. 20-254. License without examination. Any person licensed as a registered hairdresser and cosmetician, or as a person entitled to perform similar services under different designations in any other state or in the District of Columbia, whose requirements for licensing in such capacities are equivalent to or higher than those of this state, upon furnishing satisfactory evidence to the department that he was licensed in such other state and is a currently practicing, competent practitioner shall be eligible for licensing in this state and entitled to a license without examination upon payment of a fee of fifty dollars; provided such state or said district shall accord a like privilege to holders of licenses issued by this state. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint. The department shall inform the board annually of the number of applications it receives for licensure without examination under this section.
(1949 Rev., S. 4592; June, 1971, P.A. 8, S. 79; P.A. 80-484, S. 115, 174, 176; P.A. 81-471, S. 59, 71; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-6, S. 33, 117.)
History: 1971 act increased fee from twenty to twenty-five dollars; P.A. 80-484 deleted distinction between "assistant" and "registered" hairdressers and cosmeticians, deleted requirement that applicant be "of good moral character" and required that he be "a currently practicing, competent practitioner" for examination waiver to apply and added provisions prohibiting issuance of license to one involved in disciplinary action or unresolved complaint and requiring annual notification of board of number of applications; P.A. 81-471 eliminated reference to licensure as operator; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92- 6 raised fee from twenty-five to fifty dollars.

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Sec. 20-255. Examinations for out-of-state licensees. Section 20-255 is repealed.
(1951, S. 2289d; 1971, P.A. 468, S. 4; June, 1971, P.A. 8, S. 80; P.A. 77-519, S. 2, 6; P.A. 80-484, S. 116, 176; P.A. 81-471, S. 70, 71.)

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Sec. 20-255a. Guest permit to operate at educational show. Any person who is licensed to perform hairdressing or cosmetology services under similar or different designations in any other state or territory or in the District of Columbia or any foreign country may be granted a temporary guest permit by the Department of Public Health to operate at a hairdressing or cosmetology educational show or demonstration limited to hairdressers and cosmetologists licensed by the state of Connecticut. Such permit shall be for the duration of such educational show or demonstration and shall not exceed a period of one week. Each such person shall pay a permit fee of twenty-five dollars therefor and an admission fee to such show or demonstration may be charged.
(1961, P.A. 128; P.A. 77-614, S. 323, 610; P.A. 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58.)
History: P.A. 77-614 replaced department of health with department of health services, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 93-381 replaced department of health services with department of public health and addiction services, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 95-257 replaced Commissioner and Department of Public Health and Addiction Services with Commissioner and Department of Public Health, effective July 1, 1995.

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Sec. 20-256. Renewal of licenses of persons in armed forces. Any person who held a license to practice hairdressing and cosmetology in this state in October, 1940, or who has obtained a license since that time, and who has not renewed his license to practice hairdressing and cosmetology because of service in the armed forces, shall notify the Department of Public Health in writing of his intention to resume practice, shall set forth by affidavit such information as the department requires and shall be issued the same type of license he last held in this state and may resume practice. In such cases the renewal fee of five dollars shall be waived for the first license issued following discharge from the armed forces.
(1949 Rev., S. 4593; 1951, S. 2290d; P.A. 77-614, S. 323, 610; P.A. 86-403, S. 44, 132; P.A. 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58.)
History: P.A. 77-614 replaced department of health with department of health services, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 86-403 made technical change; P.A. 93-381 replaced department of health services with department of public health and addiction services, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 95-257 replaced Commissioner and Department of Public Health and Addiction Services with Commissioner and Department of Public Health, effective July 1, 1995.

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Sec. 20-257. License not to be loaned. Aiding unlicensed practitioner. Each operator or registered hairdresser and cosmetician licensed under the provisions of this chapter, who rents, loans or allows the use of his license to any person or who aids or abets the practice of hairdressing and cosmetology by an unlicensed person, shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars and shall forfeit his license.
(1949 Rev., S. 4594; P.A. 80-484, S. 117, 176.)
History: P.A. 80-484 deleted references to assistant hairdresser and cosmetician and instructor categories and to certificates.

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Sec. 20-258. Inspection of shops. Requirement for operation of shop. All hairdressing shops shall be inspected regarding their sanitary condition by the Department of Public Health whenever the department deems it necessary, and any authorized representative of the department shall have full power to enter and inspect any such shop during usual business hours. If any shop, upon such inspection, is found to be in an unsanitary condition, the commissioner or his designee shall make written order that such shop be placed in a sanitary condition. No person, other than a person operating a hairdressing shop on May 17, 1982, may operate any hairdressing shop unless such person has been licensed as a registered hairdresser and cosmetician for not less than two years.
(1949 Rev., S. 4587; 1963, P.A. 15; June, 1971, P.A. 8, S. 81; P.A. 80-484, S. 118, 176; P.A. 81-471, S. 57, 71; P.A. 82-215, S. 1, 3; 82-472, S. 83, 183; P.A. 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58.)
History: 1963 act added fee for annual renewal of certificate; 1971 act increased fee for initial certificate from twenty to fifty dollars and for renewal from five to ten dollars; P.A. 80-484 replaced December thirty-first expiration date with provision for expiration in accordance with Sec. 19-45; P.A. 81-471 replaced provisions re registration procedures for hairdressing shops with provisions requiring that such shops be inspected by the department; P.A. 82-215 required a person to be licensed as a registered hairdresser and cosmetician for not less than two years before such person may operate a hairdressing shop; P.A. 82-472 made technical changes; P.A. 93-381 replaced department of health services with department of public health and addiction services, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 95-257 replaced Commissioner and Department of Public Health and Addiction Services with Commissioner and Department of Public Health, effective July 1, 1995.
The registration provided for pertains to the place of business itself. 113 C. 564.

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Sec. 20-259. Management of establishments. Each such registered shop, store or place shall be under the management of a registered hairdresser and cosmetician.
(1949 Rev., S. 4588; P.A. 80-484, S. 119, 176.)
History: P.A. 80-484 deleted proviso which had allowed management of shop, etc. by assistant hairdresser and cosmetician for fourteen days in three-month period if registered hairdresser and cosmetician is absent.
Purpose of statute is that the work done shall be under supervision of a person of skill. 113 C. 564.

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Sec. 20-260. Practice by unlicensed person. No person who is not licensed under the provisions of this chapter shall engage in the cutting, styling or arranging of hair in any shop, store or place registered under the provisions of section 20-258.
(1957, P.A. 392.)

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Sec. 20-261. Licenses for manicuring. Section 20-261 is repealed.
(1951, 1955, S. 2291d; 1961, P.A. 517, S. 80; 1971, P.A. 37; June, 1971, P.A. 8, S. 82; 1972, P.A. 223, S. 16; P.A. 77- 519, S. 3, 6; P.A. 80-484, S. 175, 176.)

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Sec. 20-262. Schools for instruction. Approval. Change of location or ownership. (a) Schools for instruction in hairdressing and cosmetology may be established in this state. All applicants for a license as a registered hairdresser shall have graduated from a school of hairdressing approved by the board with the consent of the Commissioner of Public Health. All hairdressing schools may be inspected regarding their sanitary conditions by the Department of Public Health whenever the department deems it necessary and any authorized representative of the department shall have full power to enter and inspect the school during usual business hours. If any school, upon inspection, is found to be in an unsanitary condition, the commissioner or his designee shall make written order that such school be placed in a sanitary condition.
(b) Schools for instruction in hairdressing and cosmetology shall obtain approval pursuant to this section prior to commencing operation. In the event that an approved school undergoes a change of ownership or location, such approval shall become void and the school shall apply for a new approval pursuant to this section. Applications for such approval shall be on forms prescribed by the commissioner. In the event that a school fails to comply with the provisions of this subsection, no credit toward the fifteen hundred hours of study required pursuant to section 20-252 shall be granted to any student for instruction received prior to the effective date of school approval.
(1949 Rev., S. 4589; February, 1965, P.A. 56; P.A. 80-484, S. 120, 176; P.A. 81-471, S. 60, 71; P.A. 82-472, S. 84, 183; P.A. 93-296, S. 6, 10; 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58.)
History: 1965 act increased registration fee from twenty-five dollars and added Subdivs. (2) and (3); P.A. 80-484 deleted Subdiv. (2) requiring evidence that applicant is of good moral character, renumbering Subdiv. (3) accordingly and replaced December thirty-first expiration date with provision for expiration in accordance with Sec. 19-45; P.A. 81-471 replaced previous provisions re licensure of hairdressing schools with provisions requiring that applicants for licensure as registered hairdressers be graduates of approved schools and authorizing inspections of schools; P.A. 82-472 made a technical change to previous provisions which were superseded; P.A. 93-296 added new Subsec. (b) re approval of schools and change of ownership or location, effective June 29, 1993; P.A. 93-381 replaced department and commissioner of health services with department and commissioner of public health and addiction services, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 95-257 replaced Commissioner and Department of Public Health and Addiction Services with Commissioner and Department of Public Health, effective July 1, 1995.
Cited. 165 C. 516, 518.

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Sec. 20-263. Disciplinary action; grounds. The Commissioner of Public Health or his representative designated by him may investigate any alleged violation of the provisions of this chapter and, if there appears to be reasonable cause therefor, on reasonable notice to any person accused of any such violation, may refer the matter to the board for hearing; may make complaint to the prosecuting authority having jurisdiction of any such complaint or may examine into all acts of alleged abuse, fraud, or incompetence. The board may suspend the license of any operator, registered hairdresser and cosmetician or any shop registration or school license, and may revoke the license or shop registration of any person convicted of violating any provision of this chapter or any regulation adopted hereunder or take any of the actions set forth in section 19a-17 for any of the following reasons: The employment of fraud or deception in obtaining a license; abuse or excessive use of drugs, including alcohol, narcotics or chemicals; engaging in fraud or material deception in the course of professional services or activities; physical or mental illness, emotional disorder or loss of motor skill, including but not limited to, deterioration through the aging process, or illegal, incompetent or negligent conduct in the course of professional activities. The Commissioner of Public Health may order a license holder to submit to a reasonable physical or mental examination if his physical or mental capacity to practice safely is the subject of an investigation. Said commissioner may petition the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford to enforce such order or any action taken pursuant to section 19a-17. No license or shop registration shall be revoked or suspended under this section until the licensee or registrant has been given notice and opportunity for hearing as provided in the regulations adopted by the Commissioner of Public Health.
(1949 Rev., S. 4595; February, 1965, P.A. 47, S. 1; P.A. 77-614, S. 451, 610; P.A. 80-484, S. 121, 174, 176; P.A. 88- 230, S. 1, 12; P.A. 90-98, S. 1, 2; P.A. 93-142, S. 4, 7, 8; 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 95-220, S. 4−6; 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58.)
History: 1965 act substituted "commissioner of health or his representative" for "department"; P.A. 77-614 replaced commissioner of health with commissioner of health services, deleted requirement that representative be designated "in writing", replaced violations of "this section" with violations of "this chapter" or any regulation adopted hereunder and required notice and opportunity for hearing before revocation or suspension of license or shop registration, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-484 required commissioner to refer matter to board for hearing, removing provision whereby he could take testimony, deleted reference to complaints concerning immorality, allowed board to take disciplinary action rather than commissioner and included actions in Sec. 19-4s as disciplinary actions, extending power beyond license revocation or suspension, added grounds of fraud or deception, drug abuse, etc., physical or mental illness, etc., incompetent or negligent action, etc. and added provisions re physical and mental examinations and re petitions to court for enforcement of orders or actions; P.A. 88-230 replaced "judicial district of Hartford-New Britain" with "judicial district of Hartford", effective September 1, 1991; P.A. 90-98 changed the effective date of P.A. 88-230 from September 1, 1991, to September 1, 1993; P.A. 93-142 changed the effective date of P.A. 88-230 from September 1, 1993, to September 1, 1996, effective June 14, 1993; P.A. 93-381 replaced commissioner of health services with commissioner of public health and addiction services, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 95-220 changed the effective date of P.A. 88-230 from September 1, 1996, to September 1, 1998, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 95-257 replaced Commissioner and Department of Public Health and Addiction Services with Commissioner and Department of Public Health, effective July 1, 1995.
Cited. 165 C. 516.

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Sec. 20-264. Appeal. Section 20-264 is repealed.
(1949 Rev., S. 4596; February, 1965, P.A. 47, S. 2; 1971, P.A. 870, S. 65; P.A. 76-436, S. 431, 681; P.A. 77-603, S. 77, 125; 77-614, S. 452, 610; P.A. 78-280, S. 50, 127; P.A. 80-484, S. 175, 176.)

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Sec. 20-265. Penalty. Any person who violates any provision of sections 20-252 to 20-263, inclusive, for the violation of which no other penalty is provided, shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars and, upon a second conviction, shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than sixty days or both.
(1949 Rev., S. 4597; P.A. 81-472, S. 135, 159.)
History: P.A. 81-472 substituted reference to Sec. 20-263 for reference to Sec. 20-264, repealed by P.A. 80-484; in 1993 obsolete reference to repealed Sec. 20-251 was replaced editorially with reference to Sec. 20-252.

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Sec. 20-266. Fair practices. Section 20-266 is repealed.
(1949 Rev., S. 4598; P.A. 80-484, S. 175, 176.)

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Sec. 20-266a. "Nail technician" defined. As used in sections 20-266b to 20-266e, inclusive, "nail technician" means a person who, for compensation, cuts, shapes, polishes or enhances the appearance of the nails of the hands or feet. The term includes, but is not limited to, the application and removal of sculptured or artificial nails.
(June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-2, S. 54, 72.)
History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-2 effective October 1, 2000.

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Sec. 20-266b. Practice restricted to licensed persons. Exceptions. Title protection. (a) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, no person may practice as a nail technician unless licensed pursuant to section 20-266c.
(b) No person may use the title "licensed nail technician", "licensed nail specialist" or "licensed manicurist" or make use of any designation that may reasonably be confused with licensure as a nail technician unless licensed pursuant to section 20-266c.
(c) No license as a nail technician is required of: (1) A person licensed as a barber under chapter 386 or as a hairdresser and cosmetician under this chapter; (2) a person licensed or certified by any agency of this state and performing services within the scope of practice for which licensed or certified; or (3) a student, intern or trainee pursuing a course of study as a nail technician, barber or hairdresser and cosmetician in an accredited educational institution, provided the activities that would otherwise require a license as a nail technician are a part of a course of study and are performed under the supervision of a person licensed or otherwise authorized to practice as a nail technician.
(June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-2, S. 55, 72.)
History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-2 effective October 1, 2000.

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Sec. 20-266c. Licensure application. Renewal. Fees. The Commissioner of Public Health shall grant a license as a nail technician to any applicant who furnishes evidence satisfactory to the commissioner that the applicant has met the requirements of section 20-266d. The commissioner shall develop and provide application forms. The initial license application fee shall be fifty dollars. The license may be renewed pursuant to section 19a-88 for a fee of twenty-five dollars.
(June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-2, S. 56, 72.)
History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-2 effective October 1, 2000.

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Sec. 20-266d. Qualifications. (a) Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c) of this section, an applicant for a license as a nail technician shall submit evidence satisfactory to the Commissioner of Public Health of having: (1) Completed a course of study acceptable to the commissioner in the theoretical and practical components of nail care of not less than one hundred fifty hours of study that included coursework in antifungal techniques, blood-borne diseases and clean air requirements, and (2) passed an examination prescribed by the commissioner.
(b) An applicant for a license as a nail technician through reciprocity or by endorsement may, in lieu of the requirements set forth in subsection (a) of this section, submit evidence satisfactory to the commissioner that the applicant is licensed or certified as a nail technician, or as a person entitled to perform similar services under a different designation, in another state or jurisdiction whose requirements for practicing in such capacity are substantially similar to or higher than those of this state and that there are no disciplinary actions or unresolved complaints pending against the applicant.
(c) Prior to March 31, 2001, an applicant for a license as a nail technician may, in lieu of the requirements set forth in subsection (a) of this section, submit evidence satisfactory to the commissioner of having practiced as a nail technician for a minimum of one year within a three-year period immediately preceding application.
(June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-2, S. 57, 72.)
History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-2 effective October 1, 2000.

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Sec. 20-266e. Disciplinary action. Grounds. The Commissioner of Public Health may, after giving notice and an opportunity to be heard, take any disciplinary action set forth in section 19a-17 against a nail technician for any of the following reasons: (1) Failure to conform to the accepted standards of the profession; (2) conviction of a felony; (3) fraud or deceit in obtaining or seeking reinstatement of a license to practice as a nail technician; (4) fraud or deceit in the practice as a nail technician; (5) negligent, incompetent or wrongful conduct in professional activities; (6) physical, mental or emotional illness or disorder resulting in an inability to conform to the accepted standards of the profession; (7) alcohol or substance abuse; or (8) violation of any provision of sections 20-266b to 20-266d, inclusive, or any regulation adopted pursuant to section 20-266f. The commissioner may order a license holder to submit to a reasonable physical or mental examination if the person's physical or mental capacity to practice safely is the subject of an investigation. The commissioner may petition the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford to enforce such order or to enforce any action taken pursuant to section 19a-17.
(June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-2, S. 58, 72.)
History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-2 effective October 1, 2000.

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Sec. 20-266f. Regulations. The Commissioner of Public Health may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to further the purposes of sections 20-266a to 20-266e, inclusive.
(June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-2, S. 59, 72.)
History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-2 effective June 29, 1999.

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