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Article - Business Occupations and Professions




§5–605.

    (a)    Except as provided in §§ 5–302 and 5–303 of this title and subsection (b) of this section, a person may not practice cosmetology, provide esthetic services, provide hair services, provide hair services – blow drying, or provide nail technician services in any place other than:

        (1)    a beauty salon that holds a beauty salon permit; or

        (2)    a barbershop that holds a barbershop permit issued under Title 4 of this article.

    (b)    (1)    A licensed cosmetologist, esthetician, hairstylist, hairstylist – blow dry technician, or nail technician may practice cosmetology and provide services in:

            (i)    a facility in which beautification–oriented medical services, authorized by the Maryland Department of Health, are provided;

            (ii)    the residence of an individual confined to the residence by reason of a physical or mental infirmity;

            (iii)    an assisted living facility as defined in § 19–1801 of the Health – General Article;

            (iv)    a hospice facility defined in § 19–901(c) of the Health – General Article;

            (v)    a nursing home as defined in § 19–1401(e) of the Health – General Article; or

            (vi)    a hospital as defined in § 19–301 of the Health – General Article or a similar institution.

        (2)    To practice in any of the locations specified in this subsection:

            (i)    the licensed cosmetologist, esthetician, hairstylist, hairstylist – blow dry technician, or nail technician shall be sponsored by a beauty salon in which the cosmetologist, esthetician, hairstylist, hairstylist – blow dry technician, or nail technician is authorized to practice;

            (ii)    the patron to whom the services are rendered shall be a customer of the beauty salon; and

            (iii)    the services shall be rendered by appointment through the beauty salon.