CHAPTER 441

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 426

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 AND TITLE 24, OF THE DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES, THE DIVISION OF PROFESSIONAL REGULATION AND THE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY AND BARBERING.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Title 16, Section 122(3) of the Delaware Code by adding a new subsection v. thereto as follows:

"v. Establish standards for public health assurance in the practice of cosmetology and barbering and in the operation of beauty salons, schools of cosmetology, schools of electrology, schools of nail technology and schools of barbering, and for the investigation of complaints involving unsanitary or unsafe practices or conditions in such professions or facilities. For purposes of this chapter, the terms 'cosmetology,' beauty salon,' school of cosmetology,' school of electrology,' 'school of nail technology' and 'school of barbering' shall have the same meanings as provided in Section 5101 of Title 24 of the Delaware Code. Nothing contained in this subparagraph shall be construed to authorize the Department to expand or limit the scope of practice afforded to professionals under other provisions of Delaware law."

Section 2. Amend Title 24, Section 5113(a) of the Delaware Code by adding a new subsection (7) thereto as follows:

"(7) Violated a standard or regulation adopted by the Department of Health and Social Services for public health assurance in the practice of cosmetology and barbering or in the operation of beauty salons and schools of cosmetology, electrology, nail technology and barbering."

Section 3. Amend Title 24, Section 5115(a) of the Delaware Code by adding to the first sentence of that subsection the phrase "or Division of Public Health" after the phrase "Division of Professional Regulation."

Approved July 14, 1998