(1) A board-designated inspector will conduct annual on-site inspections of all licensed salons, shops, booths, and mobile salons or shops.
(a) Inspections may be conducted with or without advance notice to the licensee.
(b) Results of the inspection will be provided to the licensee.
(c) If there are any items of noncompliance, the licensee must submit a written response which addresses those items of noncompliance. The response must be received by the board within ten days of the licensee receiving notification of noncompliance.
(d) A report of significant noncompliance will be reviewed by the board screening panel per the department's standard compliance process.
(2) The following inspection process applies to applicants for licensure as a salon, shop, and mobile salon or shop.
(a) Applicants who meet all license requirements with the exception of having passed an initial inspection may be issued a temporary operating permit per 37-31-312, MCA.
(b) Applicants must pass an initial inspection of the facility by a board-designated inspector prior to a license being issued.
(c) Results of the inspection will be provided to the applicant or licensee.
(d) If there are any items of noncompliance, the applicant or licensee must submit a written response which addresses those items of noncompliance. The response must be received by the department within 30 days of receiving notification of noncompliance.
(e) If issues of noncompliance are not corrected within 30 days of the date of notice of noncompliance the temporary operating permit shall terminate and a license shall not be granted without board review.
(i) When a temporary permit terminates, the salon, shop, or mobile salon or shop must cease operation unless a license is issued by the board.
(ii) A subsequent temporary operating permit is not available unless the application times out pursuant to ARM 24.121.403 and a new application is filed.