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The 2003 Florida Statutes

Chapter 477
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Section 477.0265, Florida Statutes 2003

477.0265  Prohibited acts.--

(1)  It is unlawful for any person to:

(a)  Engage in the practice of cosmetology or a specialty without an active license as a cosmetologist or registration as a specialist issued by the department pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.

(b)  Own, operate, maintain, open, establish, conduct, or have charge of, either alone or with another person or persons, a cosmetology salon or specialty salon:

1.  Which is not licensed under the provisions of this chapter; or

2.  In which a person not licensed or registered as a cosmetologist or a specialist is permitted to perform cosmetology services or any specialty.

(c)  Engage in willful or repeated violations of this chapter or of any rule adopted by the board.

(d)  Permit an employed person to engage in the practice of cosmetology or of a specialty unless such person holds a valid, active license as a cosmetologist or registration as a specialist.

(e)  Obtain or attempt to obtain a license or registration for money, other than the required fee, or any other thing of value or by fraudulent misrepresentations.

(f)  Use or attempt to use a license to practice cosmetology or a registration to practice a specialty, which license or registration is suspended or revoked.

(g)  Advertise or imply that skin care services or body wrapping, as performed under this chapter, have any relationship to the practice of massage therapy as defined in s. 480.033(3), except those practices or activities defined in s. 477.013.

(2)  Any person who violates any provision of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

History.--ss. 72, 117, ch. 83-329; ss. 31, 35, 36, ch. 85-297; s. 6, ch. 87-69; s. 110, ch. 91-224; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 149, ch. 99-251.

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