Disciplinary Process

The purpose of the disciplinary process is to ensure the protection of the public and to maintain and preserve the integrity of the practice of cosmetology.
2012, c. 39, s. 43

Any person who practices cosmetology without a licence and any cosmetology establishment, school or mobile service where cosmetology is practiced without a permit may be subject to discipline in accordance with the Act; the Association may seek an injunction and/or other court order under the Act to prohibit the practice of cosmetology with a licence or permit as required by the Act.
By-law No. 7

Discipline Committee
The Discipline Committee is comprised of a number of members and other persons as determined by the Board.
2012, c. 39, s. 49

Step 1
A complaint may be initiated by a member, any body corporate or association, an inspector hired or engaged pursuant to Section 40, a committee of the Association, or any other person. Where the Board and the complainant agree, a complaint may be withdrawn. 
2012, c. 39, s. 46

Step 2
A complaint must be made in writing and signed within two (2) years of the incident giving rise to the complaint. A complaint may be submitted electronically by the complainant or the complainant's identity is verified by the Executive Director. 
2012, c. 39, s. 47

Step 3
Upon receipt of the complaint, the Executive Director may
  1. make any inquires necessary to address the complaint;
  2. conduct a preliminary investigation to gather facts from the complainant and the respondent;
  3. take all the necessary steps to address the complaint
Within thirty (30) days of the complaint, the Executive Director shall
  1. dismiss the complaint in accordance with subsection (5)
  2. informally resolve the complaint and take no further action if the complaint is satisfactorily resolved in accordance with the objects of the Association
  3. refer the complaint to the Discipline Committee

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2012, c. 39, s. 48

Cosmetology Association (NS)
128 Chain Lake Drive
Beechville, NS  B3S 1A2

Hours of Operation
Monday 8:30 - 4:00
Tuesday 8:30 - 4:00
Wednesday 8:30 - 4:00
Thursday 8:30 - 4:00
Friday 8:30 - 3:00

*Holiday or Weather closures/cancellations will be noted in the Calendar.
Office: (902) 468-6477
Fax: (902) 468-7147
Toll Free: (800) 765-8757

General Inquiries

Provincial Exam Information

Executive Director
Dana Sharkey, CAE


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