Violation and Disciplinary Action
Licensees who violate or are not in compliance with NRS Chapter 644A or NAC Chapter 644A are subject to disciplinary action from the Board. Licensees and establishments can be subject to compliance reviews, citations, fines, or may be ordered to appear at a disciplinary hearing before the Board. Please review the information below to learn more about the types of disciplinary action.
Disciplinary action could result in:
• Board refusal to issue or renew a license or certificate of registration.
• Revocation or suspension of a license or certificate of registration.
• Placing the licensee or holder of a certificate of registration on probation for a specified period of time.
• Imposing a monetary fine.
• Compliance reviews are issued by Board Inspection Staff.
• Compliance reviews do not accrue fees or fines.
• Compliance reviews may require repairs or corrections to be made that may need to be reported to Board staff accordingly.
• Compliance reviews may result in a follow-up visit from Board Inspection Staff.
• Compliance Reviews are displayed on the Nevada State Board website 6 months after the date of issuance.
• Citations are issued by Board Inspection Staff.
• Citations have associated fees/fines that must be paid.
• Citations remain on your records with the Board as violations and disciplinary action.
• Citation history will be shared with other State Boards should you request a license certification to be sent to another state.
• Citations are displayed on the Nevada State Board website for 12 months after the date of issuance.
Grounds for disciplinary action include, but are not limited to:
• Engaging in unfair or unjust practices, methods or dealings.
• Copying or altering a license for the purposes of fraud, deception, misrepresentation or other illegal purpose.
• Using a license that has been copied or altered for the purposes of fraud, deception, misrepresentation or other illegal purpose.
• Misrepresenting qualifications to the public.
• Performing or offering to perform the functions of a licensee under a false or assumed name or social security number.
• Selling or offering to sell a license.
• Failing to cooperate with an investigation conducted by the Board.
• Failing to respond to communications from the Board.
• Providing false information to the Board.
• Using advertisements which contain knowingly false or deceptive statements, including, without limitation, using the terms “expert,” “advanced” or “medical” in connection with any description of a licensee’s practice in any branch of cosmetology.
• Obtaining practice in cosmetology or any branch thereof, for money or any thing of value, by fraudulent misrepresentation.
• Gross malpractice.
• Continued practice by a person knowingly having an infectious or contagious disease.
• Drunkenness or the use or possession, or both, of a controlled substance or dangerous drug without a prescription, while engaged in the practice of cosmetology.
• Permitting a license or certificate of registration to be used where the holder thereof is not personally, actively and continuously engaged in business.
• Failure to display the license or certificate of registration or a duplicate of the license or certificate of registration.
• Continued practice of cosmetology or operation of a cosmetological establishment or school of cosmetology after the license therefore has expired.
• Engaging in prostitution or solicitation for prostitution in violation of NRS 201.354 by the owner of a cosmetological establishment, a licensee, or a holder of a certificate of registration.
Click on the Student Resources button to access a list of licensing and health and safety violations.