Arizona Board of Barbers allegedly licensed barber shops without inspection – AZFamily

File photo of scissors and comb for a hairdresser. 

File photo of scissors and comb for a hairdresser. 
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – The Arizona State Board of Barbers allegedly gave licenses to applicants without making sure they met all the needed requirements, according to a new report to the state legislature from the Arizona Auditor General.
The Board of Barbers reportedly did not conduct yearly inspections at all barbershops and schools and did not enforce disciplinary actions for inspection violations. The board is also suspected of not investigating complaints in a timely manner or accurately recording complaints filed.
According to the Arizona Auditor General audit report, board staff did not inspect all barbershops and schools annually in 2019 and 2020, which is a requirement. The board also renewed 21 of 33 license applications but did not verify all the needed requirements for the licenses.
The Arizona Auditor General recommends the board review its license approval policies to ensure applicants meet the needed requirements. They also recommend staff impose disciplinary actions against violators and ensure complaints are investigated on time.
The Arizona Board of Barbers responded to the audit report and agreed to the findings and said the audit recommendations would be implemented.
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