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Regulation of Barbering and Cosmetology professions, as well as salons, is needed to protect the public.

Report Details

Report Description: 
The objectives of this review are to determine if the Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists should be continued, consolidated or terminated, and if conditions warrant a change in the degree of regulations. In addition, this review is intended to assess the Board’s compliance with the general provisions of Chapter 30, Article 1 of the West Virginia Code, the Board’s enabling statute, and other applicable rules and laws such as the Open Governmental Proceedings and purchasing requirements. Finally, it is the objective of the Legislative Auditor to assess the Board’s website for user-friendliness and transparency. PERD finds the regulation of the barbering and cosmetology professions, as well as salons, is needed to protect the public; however, several options exist for the regulatory structure that may improve its operation.
Short / Alternative Report Title: 
Barbers and Cosmetologists, Board of  
Agency Reviewed / Investigated: 
Submitting OIG-Specific Report Number: 
PE 19-08-630  
Component, if applicable: 
WV-Professional Licensing Boards
Charleston, WV
United States
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