Annual Inspection Requirements

All health units in Ontario must conduct an annual health inspection and follow up on complaints associated with PSS. This process ensures that owners and operators operate their business in accordance with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Infection Prevention and Control Best Practices for Personal Services Settings.

Revisions to the Licensing By-Law

As of July 1, 2015, under the revised Municipal Code 545, Licensing By-Law, all establishments offering the following, will be required to get a PSS licence and post their inspection notices at or near the entrance of the business, so that it is clearly visible to the public:
  • hairstyling
  • tattooing
  • micropigmentation
  • ear piercing
  • body piercing
  • electrolysis
  • manicures
  • pedicures
  • barbering
  • aesthetics (facials or waxing)

Types of Inspections

There are two types of inspection results that will be posted here:

  • Inspection
    • An inspection is conducted once a year at a minimum by a Public Health Inspector.
  • Re-inspection
    • A re-inspection is conducted if there are any infractions identified during the original health inspection. Re-inspections will occur within 48 hours if a service or establishment is not closed.

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