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Chapter 70-4 DEALING WITH ESTABLISHMENT

Rule 70-4-.01 Facilities

(1) All facilities (shops or schools) wherein barbering is practiced or taught within the State of Georgia must provide suitable facilities equipped to give adequate services
(2) A barber facility shall have a permanent and definite location in which the barber profession is practiced for compensation in accordance with the laws and rules of the Georgia State Board of Barbers. All mobile units, including kiosks, carts, mobile homes, trailers, and motor homes, shall not be licensed as shops unless they meet all requirements of the Board and are permanently anchored on the ground with wheels detached.
(3) All barber facilities are subject to a pre-license inspection by the Board's designee. All barber facilities must comply with all of the requirements of the law and Board rules for licensure.
(4) All barbershops and barber schools are subject to inspection by any Board member or inspector, who shall have the power and right to enter into and make reasonable inspection of any barbershop or barber school during regular business hours; and refusal of or failure to permit or cooperate with such reasonable inspection shall subject an individual and/or a facility holding a certificate of registration issued by the Board to sanctions, including revocation of the certificate of registration.

Rule 70-4-.02 Use of Facility for Home Shop

(1) Separate space must be provided for a barber facility.
(2) Space used for a barber facility shall comply with the following:
(a) must be separated by airtight adjoining walls and ceiling from residence rooms;
(b) must have a separate restroom connected to a municipal sewage system or properly designed and constructed individual sewage system approved by the city, county, or state health department;
(c) must have at least one shampoo bowl; and
(d) must have a separate outside entrance.
(3) The use of any such space for sleeping, dining or any other domestic purpose is prohibited. The barber shop and the domestic space cannot be connected by a doorway or opening.
(4) Home barber shops licensed prior to the effective date of this rule are not required to comply with section (2) of this rule.

Rule 70-4-.03 Facilities (Shops)

Space used for a Barber facility must be separated by airtight adjoining walls and ceiling from other commercial establishments.

Rule 70-4-.04 Cleanliness

Walls, ceilings, floors, furniture and equipment must be kept free from excessive dust, dirt and debris. All equipment must be kept in good, safe working condition.

Rule 70-4-.05 Plumbing, Hot and Cold Water

(1) Each facility must have proper toilet and plumbing facilities connected to a municipal sewage system or properly designed and constructed individual sewage system approved by the city, county, or state health department and an adequate supply of hot and cold running water in accordance with recognized health standards.
(2) Shops licensed after the adoption date of this rule must have a sink separate from the restroom sink in which to clean implements and perform other barbering services.

Rule 70-4-.06 Apprentices

(1) A master barber shall not train more than one apprentice at any one time.
(2) A barber shop shall not have more than three apprentices in training at any one time.
(3) A licensed master cosmetologist, hair designer, nail technician, or esthetician shall not train a barber apprentice in a barber shop.
(4) A barber apprentice shall only practice under the direct supervision of the master barber he or she is assigned to apprentice under on his or her apprentice license.

Rule 70-4-.07 Employment of Cosmetology in Barber Shops

A person holding a current Georgia master cosmetologist, hair designer, nail technician, or esthetician license may be employed in a Barber shop without the facility having a cosmetology salon/shop license.

Rule 70-4-.08 Posting of Licenses, Rules, and Inspection Reports

(1) Each shop shall post in a prominent and public place the current shop license issued to the facility by the Georgia State Board of Barbers or current copy of the online verification of licensure.
(2) Each person employed in a shop shall post in a prominent and public place, the current license/permit issued to them by the Georgia State Board of Barbers or the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology or a copy of the online verification of licensure.
(3) Shops shall have posted at all times in a prominent and public place a copy of the most recent inspection report.
(4) Sanitation/disinfection rules and regulations governing shops in the State of Georgia shall be posted in a prominent and public place in the shop so as to be easily read by customers.