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§ 5-610. Citations

West's Annotated Code of MarylandBusiness Occupations and Professions

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Occupations and Professions
Title 5. Cosmetologists (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 6. Prohibited Acts; Penalties (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 5-610
§ 5-610. Citations
In general
(a) Following an inspection of a beauty salon, if a Board inspector determines that a licensee or permit holder has violated this title or a regulation adopted by the Board, the inspector may issue a citation to the licensee or permit holder.
Form and content of citation
(b) A citation issued by a Board inspector shall be in writing and shall state:
(1) a brief description of each violation;
(2) the amount of a civil penalty, as prescribed by regulation, for each violation; and
(3) as provided in this section:
(i) the time within which the civil penalty is to be paid;
(ii) the opportunity to contest the citation; and
(iii) the finality of the citation if it is not contested.
Service of citation
(c) The citation shall be served on the licensee or permit holder alleged to have committed the violation by:
(1) hand-delivery; or
(2) certified mail to the last known address of the licensee or permit holder.
Payment of penalty
(d) Subject to subsections (e) and (f) of this section, the civil penalty set forth in a citation shall be paid within 60 days of its receipt.
Citation and civil penalty considered final order
(e) A citation and the applicable civil penalty shall be considered a final order of the Board unless, within 60 days of being served with the citation, the licensee or permit holder notifies the Board in writing of an intent to contest the citation.
Notice and hearing to contest citation
(f)(1) Upon the receipt of a written notice of a licensee or permit holder's intent to contest a citation, the Board shall hold a hearing, in accordance with § 5-315 or § 5-523 of this title, regarding the cited violations.
(2) A hearing held in accordance with paragraph (1) of this subsection may not be delegated to the Office of Administrative Hearings under Title 10, Subtitle 2 of the State Government Article.
Schedule of civil penalties
(g)(1) The Board shall establish by regulation a schedule of civil penalties for violations of this title and regulations adopted by the Board.
(2) The civil penalties imposed under this subsection may not exceed $300 for all violations cited on a single day.


Added by Acts 2005, c. 392, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2005.
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 5-610, MD BUS OCCUP & PROF § 5-610
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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