454.25(1)(ag) (ag) The department shall promulgate rules permitting the use of a chemical process in the practice of barbering outside of a licensed establishment, except that the department may not promulgate any rule that restricts the use of a chemical process in cutting or styling hair in the practice of barbering.
454.25(1)(ar) (ar) A person may practice barbering outside of a licensed establishment if all of the following apply:
454.25(1)(ar)1. 1. The person owns, manages, is employed by, or is affiliated with a barbering establishment licensed under sub. (2) or a cosmetology establishment licensed under s. 454.08 (2).
454.25(1)(ar)2. 2. The person brings the certificate issued to the person under s. 454.23 (4), or a copy, to the location where barbering is practiced.
454.25(1)(ar)3. 3. The service provided by the person does not involve the use of a chemical process, except for the use of a chemical process in cutting or styling hair in the practice of barbering outside of a licensed establishment.
454.25(1)(b) (b) Except as permitted under par. (ag) or (ar), no person may practice barbering in an establishment unless the establishment is a licensed barbering establishment under sub. (2) or licensed cosmetology establishment under s. 454.08 (2).
454.25(2) (2)The department shall grant a barbering establishment license that authorizes the practice of barbering in the licensed establishment to any person who pays the initial credential fee determined by the department under s. 440.03 (9) (a) and who satisfies the requirements established by the department by rule, including proof of ownership of the business that operates the establishment. Any change of ownership of a licensed barbering establishment shall be reported to the department by the new owner within 5 days after the change of ownership.
454.25(3) (3)The department shall, by rule, establish minimum standards concerning the maintenance, equipment, plans, and specifications for licensed barbering establishments as they relate to the public health and safety. The department may not license a barbering establishment under this section unless the establishment meets the standards established by the department. A person proposing to open a barbering establishment in a new location shall apply to the department for an inspection and approval of the establishment, submitting an exact description and floor plan of the proposed establishment on a form provided by the department.
454.25(4) (4)A person who is not a licensed barber or licensed cosmetologist may own or operate a licensed barbering establishment, but may not practice barbering.
454.25(5) (5)A person who owns a licensed barbering establishment shall employ at least one person as a manager who is a licensed barber or licensed cosmetologist and works full-time in the establishment. The manager of a licensed barbering establishment shall ensure that the establishment operates in compliance with this subchapter and the rules promulgated by the department under this subchapter.
454.25(7) (7)Commercial businesses and practices other than barbering may be operated in a licensed barbering establishment, except that a business or practice that poses a sanitation or health hazard may not be conducted within a licensed barbering establishment.
454.25(8) (8)The department shall furnish a certificate to the owner of a licensed barbering establishment, certifying that the establishment is licensed by the department. The owner shall post the certificate in a conspicuous place in the establishment.
454.25(9) (9)The renewal date for a barbering establishment license is specified under s. 440.08 (2) (a), and the renewal fee for a barbering establishment license is determined by the department under s. 440.03 (9) (a).
454.25 History History: 2011 a. 190; 2017 a. 82.
454.26 454.26 Apprenticeship.
454.26(1)(1)An apprentice in barbering shall be employed under an apprentice contract under s. 106.01 and shall be governed by s. 106.01, the apprenticeship rules of the department of workforce development, and the rules of the department.
454.26(2) (2)An apprentice in barbering shall receive at least 1,712 hours of practical training in barbering and at least 288 training hours of instruction in barbering in a school of barbering licensed under s. 440.62 (3) (ag) or accredited by an accrediting agency approved by the department, a school of cosmetology licensed under s. 440.62 (3) (ar) or accredited by an accrediting agency approved by the cosmetology examining board, or a school that is exempted under s. 440.61 in order to complete the apprenticeship program and be eligible to take the examination for a barber license. An apprentice in barbering shall receive training in barbering for a total of at least 32 hours per week. The training shall be completed in not more than 4 years.
454.26(3) (3)
454.26(3)(a)(a) An apprentice in barbering may not practice barbering except under the supervision of a licensed barber or licensed cosmetologist who has completed at least 2,000 hours of practice as a licensed barber or licensed cosmetologist.
454.26(3)(b) (b) An apprentice in barbering shall be trained in all branches of practical work and in all subjects required to be taught in a school of barbering as prescribed by the department by rule.
454.26(4) (4)A person who successfully completes the requirements of sub. (2) may not continue to practice as an apprentice in barbering but may apply for a temporary permit under s. 454.23 (7).
454.26 History History: 2011 a. 190; 2013 a. 205, 356; 2015 a. 195; 2017 a. 82.
454.265 454.265 Continuing education. The department may impose continuing education requirements on a person who holds a license under this subchapter that is not an inactive license as a part of the disciplinary process to ensure competency.
454.265 History History: 2011 a. 190; 2017 a. 81.
454.267 454.267 Regulatory updates.
454.267(1)(1)At the time the department gives notice of renewal under s. 440.08 (1), the department shall send, by electronic mail, to each person granted a license under s. 454.23 a digest that describes changes to statutes and rules that affect the practice of barbering.
454.267(2) (2)The department shall make available at all times on its Internet site the digest described in sub. (1).
454.267 History History: 2017 a. 81.
454.27 454.27 Licensees of other jurisdictions.
454.27(1)(1)Upon application and payment of the fee specified in s. 440.05 (2), the department may grant a license to practice barbering to an applicant who is licensed in another state or territory of the United States or in another country to perform services that are substantially the same as those performed by a licensed barber in this state and to whom at least one of the following applies:
454.27(1)(a) (a) The applicant completes a one-hour course educating the applicant on statutes and rules that apply to the practice, has never been disciplined by the licensing authority of another jurisdiction, and is not a party to a proceeding before the licensing agency in which it is alleged that the applicant was negligent in the licensed practice or violated any law relating to the licensed practice.
454.27(1)(b) (b) The applicant meets the requirements established in a reciprocal agreement under sub. (2) between the department and the licensing authority in the state where the applicant is licensed.
454.27(2) (2)The department may enter into a reciprocal agreement with the officials of another state for the licensing of barbers in this state and may grant a license to a person licensed in the other state according to the terms of that agreement.
454.27 History History: 2011 a. 190; 2017 a. 81, 82.
454.28 454.28 Inspections.
454.28(1)(1)The department shall appoint inspectors under the classified service to inspect licensed barbering establishments.
454.28(2) (2)An inspector appointed under sub. (1) may enter and inspect any licensed barbering establishment at any time during business hours.
454.28 History History: 2011 a. 190.
454.285 454.285 Disclosure of temporary permit status. A person practicing under a temporary permit to practice barbering granted under s. 454.23 (7) shall, before performing any barbering services, inform the person receiving the barbering service that he or she is practicing under a temporary permit and that he or she has satisfied all requirements except passage of an examination for a barbering license.
454.285 History History: 2011 a. 190.
454.287 454.287 Advisory committee. The secretary shall appoint an advisory committee under s. 440.042 to advise the department on matters relating to the regulation of barbers and barbering establishments under this subchapter and the rules required under s. 440.62 (5) (b) 2.
454.287 History History: 2011 a. 190; 2017 a. 82.
454.29 454.29 Disciplinary proceedings and actions.
454.29(1)(1)Subject to the rules promulgated under s. 440.03 (1), the department may make investigations or conduct hearings to determine whether a person has violated this subchapter or any rule promulgated under this subchapter.
454.29(2) (2)Subject to the rules promulgated under s. 440.03 (1) and this subchapter, the department may revoke, limit, suspend, or refuse to issue or renew, in accordance with the severity of the violation, a license or temporary permit granted under this subchapter or reprimand the holder of a license or temporary permit granted under this subchapter if the department finds that the holder or applicant has done any of the following:
454.29(2)(a) (a) Made a material misstatement in an application for a license, renewal of a license, or temporary permit.
454.29(2)(b) (b) Failed to correct or take substantial steps approved by the department to correct a violation of any sanitary or other rule of the department within the time limit stated by the department in a notification of violation.
454.29(2)(c) (c) Engaged in conduct in the practice of barbering that evidences a lack of knowledge or ability to apply professional principles or skills.
454.29(2)(d) (d) Subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322, and 111.335, been convicted of a felony committed while engaged in the practice of barbering.
454.29(2)(e) (e) Continued practice while knowingly having an infectious, contagious, or communicable disease.
454.29(2)(f) (f) Advertised in a manner that is false, deceptive, or misleading.
454.29(2)(g) (g) Advertised, practiced, or attempted to practice under another's name or another's trade name.
454.29(2)(h) (h) Subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322, and 111.34, been addicted to alcohol or other drugs to an extent related to the individual's ability to adequately undertake the job-related responsibilities of that individual's licensure.
454.29(2)(i) (i) Violated this subchapter or any rule promulgated under this subchapter.
454.29(3) (3)The department may, in addition to or in lieu of a reprimand or revocation, limitation, suspension, or denial of a license or temporary permit, assess against a person who has done any of the things under sub. (2) (a) to (i) a forfeiture of not more than $1,000 for each separate offense. Each day of continued violation constitutes a separate offense.
454.29 History History: 2011 a. 190.
454.295 454.295 Penalties. Any person who violates this subchapter or any rule promulgated under this subchapter shall be fined not less than $100 nor more than $5,000 or imprisoned for not less than 10 days nor more than 90 days or both.
454.295 History History: 2011 a. 190.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 186 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on September 1, 2020. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after September 1, 2020, are designated by NOTES. (Published 9-1-20)