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Section 477.0135, Florida Statutes 2003

477.0135  Exemptions.--

(1)  This chapter does not apply to the following persons when practicing pursuant to their professional or occupational responsibilities and duties:

(a)  Persons authorized under the laws of this state to practice medicine, surgery, osteopathic medicine, chiropractic medicine, massage, naturopathy, or podiatric medicine.

(b)  Commissioned medical or surgical officers of the United States Armed Forces hospital services.

(c)  Registered nurses under the laws of this state.

(d)  Persons practicing barbering under the laws of this state.

(e)  Persons employed in federal, state, or local institutions, hospitals, or military bases as cosmetologists whose practices are limited to the inmates, patients, or authorized military personnel of such institutions, hospitals, or bases.

(f)  Persons whose practice is limited to the application of cosmetic products to another person in connection with the sale, or attempted sale, of such products at retail without compensation from such other person other than the regular retail price of such merchandise.

(2)  A license is not required of any person whose occupation or practice is confined solely to shampooing.

(3)  A license or registration is not required of any person whose occupation or practice is confined solely to cutting, trimming, polishing, or cleansing the fingernails of any person when said cutting, trimming, polishing, or cleansing is done in a barbershop licensed pursuant to chapter 476 which is carrying on a regular and customary business of barbering, and such individual has been practicing the activities set forth in this subsection prior to October 1, 1985.

(4)  A photography studio salon is exempt from the licensure provisions of this chapter. However, the hair-arranging services of such salon must be performed under the supervision of a licensed cosmetologist employed by the salon. The salon must use disposable hair-arranging implements or use a wet or dry sanitizing system approved by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

History.--ss. 68, 117, ch. 83-329; ss. 22, 35, 36, ch. 85-297; s. 2, ch. 87-69; s. 28, ch. 88-392; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 401, ch. 97-103; s. 54, ch. 97-264; ss. 217, 285, ch. 98-166; s. 9, ch. 98-323.

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