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(A) Failure to comply with any section of this chapter or any section of the Public Health Code of the state shall be grounds for revocation or suspension of any permit issued under the provisions of this chapter.
(B) In the event that the Director of Health finds unsanitary or conditions which are in violation of this chapter or the Public Health Code of the state, the Director of Health may immediately issue written notice to the permit holder, citing such conditions and specifying the corrective actions to be taken and the time frame in which these actions shall be taken. If corrective action is not made during the specified time, the permit may be revoked or suspended. If re-inspection is needed, the applicable re-inspection fee must be paid to the Department of Health. Except as provided below in division (C), no permit shall be suspended or revoked without prior written notice by the Director of Health.
(C) The Director of Health may suspend, without warning, prior notice or hearing, any permit to operate a barbershop or hairdressing and/or cosmetology shop:
(1) If the owner, operator, agent or employee of the establishment has interfered with the performance of the Director's duties; or
(2) If the operation of the establishment constitutes an imminent hazard to public health including, but not limited to, any one of the following:
(a) An ongoing outbreak or threat of an outbreak of an infectious, pathogenic, or toxic agent, capable of being transmitted to consumers;
(b) An inadequate amount of potable water, supplied under pressure, to meet the needs of the facility;
(c) A sewage backup into the facility;
(d) An unlicensed individual is performing procedures requiring licensure by the Connecticut General Statutes, the Public Health Code or this chapter; and
(e) An absence of an approved disinfectant or evidence that the disinfectant is not being used properly to thoroughly clean implements and equipment after each client.
(D) Suspension shall be effective immediately upon delivery of the violation order to the permit holder or operator of the establishment. All operations shall immediately cease and shall not resume until written approval has been issued by the Director of Health.
(E) Appeals of the orders shall be filed pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 19a-229.
(Ord. passed 9-8-2008)