Montana Code Annotated 2003

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     37-31-331. Refusal, revocation, or suspension of licenses -- grounds -- notice and hearing. (1) The board may refuse to issue, may refuse to renew, or may revoke or suspend a license in any one of the following cases:
     (a) failure of a person, firm, partnership, corporation, or other legal entity operating a salon or shop or a school of barbering, cosmetology, electrology, esthetics, or manicuring to comply with this chapter;
     (b) failure to comply with the sanitary rules adopted by the board and approved by the department of public health and human services for the regulation of salons or shops or schools of barbering, cosmetology, electrology, esthetics, or manicuring;
     (c) gross malpractice;
     (d) continued practice by a person who knowingly has an infectious or contagious disease;
     (e) habitual drunkenness or habitual addiction to the use of any habit-forming drug;
     (f) permitting a certificate of registration or license to be used when the holder is not personally, actively, and continuously engaged in business; or
     (g) failure to display the license.
     (2) The board may not refuse to authorize the department to issue or renew a license or to revoke or suspend a license already issued until after notice and opportunity for a hearing.

     History: En. Sec. 11, Ch. 104, L. 1929; re-en. Sec. 3228.11, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 10, Ch. 222, L. 1939; amd. Sec. 71, Ch. 350, L. 1974; R.C.M. 1947, 66-811; amd. Sec. 12, Ch. 602, L. 1985; amd. Sec. 10, Ch. 473, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 69, Ch. 418, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 99, Ch. 546, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 10, Ch. 305, L. 1997; amd. Sec. 19, Ch. 243, L. 2003.

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