Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 10
Barbers, Hairdressers, Cosmeticians, Manicurists and Estheticians

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-10-2

§ 5-10-2. Creation of division of professional regulation and board of barbering and hairdressing — Powers and duties.

(a) Within the department of health there is a division of professional regulation and a board of barbering and hairdressing. The division shall:

(1) Approve all written and practical examinations;

(2) Issue all licenses and permits subsequently provided for in this chapter;

(3) Serve as the sole inspector of sanitation of all establishments licensed under this chapter;

(4) Make any rules and regulations that the division deems necessary or expedient, in conformity with the provisions of this chapter and not contrary to law, for the conduct of the business of barbering and hairdressing and cosmetic therapy or esthetics and manicuring, for the use of appliances, apparatus, and electrical equipment and machines and the establishment of sanitary requirements in all establishments and of all persons licensed under the provisions of this chapter;

(5) Keep a register of all persons and places of business licensed under this chapter;

(6) Keep complete records of all persons and establishments licensed under this chapter;

(7) Summon witnesses and administer oaths; and

(8) Do all things and perform all acts necessary to enforce the provisions of this chapter.

(b) The board of barbering and hairdressing shall have a policy-making role in selection of the examinations. Subsequent to the administration of the examination, the board of examiners shall review the examinations to evaluate their effectiveness. The board shall supervise the operations of the division of professional regulation in an advisory capacity in promulgating any policy that is necessary to improve the operations of the division in their areas of expertise. The promulgation of that policy is subject to the approval of the director of the department. Members of the board are subject to the provisions of chapter 14 of title 36.

History of Section.
P.L. 1926, ch. 765, §§ 6, 8; P.L. 1927, ch. 1026, § 1; P.L. 1928, ch. 1211, § 1; P.L. 1931, ch. 1793, §§ 1, 2; P.L. 1935, ch. 2250, § 118; P.L. 1936, ch. 2262, § 7; G.L. 1938, ch. 263, §§ 2, 7, 8; P.L. 1942, ch. 1229, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 5-10-2; P.L. 1974, ch. 246, § 1; P.L. 1985, ch. 181, art. 53, § 1; P.L. 1988, ch. 314, § 1; P.L. 1993, ch. 289, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 165, § 1.