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State of South Carolina
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This regulation database is current through State Register Volume 28, Issue 9, effective September 24, 2004. Changes to the regulations enacted by the 2005 General Assembly, which will convene in January 2005, will be incorporated as soon as possible. Some regulations approved by the 2005 General Assembly may take immediate effect. The State of South Carolina and the South Carolina Legislative Council make no warranty as to the accuracy of the data, and users rely on the data entirely at their own risk.
(Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 40-13-80)
35-1. Application for Approval to Operate Schools of Cosmetology, Manicure, or Esthetics.
A. Any person, firm, or corporation desiring to open any public or private Cosmetology, Manicure, or Esthetics School (hereafter referred to as "school") shall make application to the State Board of Cosmetology at least sixty (60) days prior to the anticipated opening date. Such application shall be made on a form prescribed by the Board. Each application shall be accompanied by the required application fee. In addition, said applicant shall make available to the Board at the time of filing the following information:
restrooms/dressing rooms; and
35-2. Minimum Equipment, Supplies and Space for a School of Cosmetology, Manicure, Esthetics and a Combination Manicure and Esthetics School and for Existing Cosmetology Schools Offering Manicure and/or Esthetics.
A. School of Cosmetology:
All classroom and clinic instruction must be presented in an environment that meets or exceeds the local building, health and fire codes and must, at all times, be maintained in safe and sanitary conditions. Classrooms and clinics shall be subject to inspection by a licensed board member or agent of the board during hours of operation. They shall be of sufficient size to accommodate all students enrolled in courses and shall have adequate light, heat, cooling and ventilation. The school shall provide in all classrooms and clinics sufficient desks or work tables to properly accommodate and instruct all students. Each school must maintain high standards in the conduct of its operation. The use of unfair, deceptive practice or statements which have a tendency to mislead or deceive students, prospective students or the public shall be cause for disciplinary action.
Divided Floor Space, Equipment and Supplies for a School of Cosmetology
The Study and Classroom shall be equipped with no less than:
(11) One wet sanitizer at every three work stations or fraction thereof. A wet sanitizer is defined as any plastic or non-metal receptacle with cover containing a disinfectant solution in which objects can be completely immersed.
(12) Dry Sanitizer (Any airtight cabinet, drawer or container with an active fumigant. Electric sanitizer is acceptable but must be kept in good working order. The ultra-violet light must be working)



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