In addition to the powers and duties elsewhere prescribed in this article, the secretary of state shall have power: 1. To appoint an adequate number of assistants, inspectors and other employees as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this article, to prescribe their duties, and to fix their compensation within the amount appropriated therefor.

Terms Used In N.Y. General Business Law 433

  • Apprentice: means a person pursuing in good faith a course of study in the practice of barbering under the tutelage, supervision and direction of a licensee and who assists such licensee in such practice. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1621-F
  • Barber: means a person who engages in the practice of barbering. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1621-F
  • barbering: means and includes the performance of the following practices upon the head of a human being for any purpose whatsoever except for the treatment of disease or of physical or mental ailments:

    (a) Shaving or trimming the beard or cutting the hair of humans;

    (b) Giving facial or scalp massage with oils, creams, lotions or other preparations, either by hand or mechanical appliances;

    (c) Singeing, shampooing, arranging, dressing or dyeing the hair or applying hair tonic;

    (d) Applying cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, powders, oils, clays or lotions to scalp, face or neck. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1621-F

2. To examine into the qualifications and fitness of applicants for licenses or certificates and of prospective applicants under this article.

3. To require all persons licensed or registered under this article to submit to physical examination by a physician or nurse practitioner selected by the secretary of state.

4. To keep records of all licenses issued, suspended or revoked.

5. To prepare a manual of rules and regulations for the conduct of examinations and to furnish copies thereof to persons desiring the same upon payment of a reasonable fee therefor.

6. To adopt such rules and regulations not inconsistent with the provisions of this article, as may be necessary with respect to the form and content of applications for licenses, the reception thereof, the investigation and examination of applicants and/or prospective applicants taking examinations and their qualifications, and the other matters incidental or appropriate to the secretary of state’s powers and duties as prescribed by this article and for the proper administration and enforcement of the provisions of this article, and to amend or repeal any of such rules and regulations.

7. To grant a temporary license to engage in the practice of barbering, in his own discretion, where a situation exists which will render a hardship on a community to be without a licensed barber. Such temporary license shall be granted to a holder of a certificate of registration as an apprentice who has had some training or experience in the practice of barbering and shall be valid only as long as the secretary of state may decide, or as long as the hardship condition exists.