SB464 HH&HR AM 4-2
The Committee on Health and Human Resources moves to amend the
bill, by striking everything after the enacting section and
inserting in lieu thereof the following:
"ARTICLE 45. TANNING FACILITIES.
As used in this article:
(1) "Photo therapy device" means a device used for exposure to
daylight or to specific wavelengths of light using lasers,
light-emitting diodes, fluorescent lamps, dichroic lamps or very
bright, full-spectrum light, usually controlled with various
(2) "Tanning device" means any equipment that emits radiation
used for tanning of the skin, such as a sun lamp, tanning booth or
tanning bed, and includes any accompanying equipment, such as
protective eye wear, timers and handrails.
(3) "Tanning facility" means any commercial location, place,
area, structure or business where a tanning device is used for a
fee, membership dues or other compensation.
§16-45-2. Registration requirements; inspections by local boards
of health; posting of permit power of local board of health to
order facility to close.
(a) On or after July 1, 2014, any tanning facility located in
this state shall obtain a business registration certificate and
shall register with the local board of health, request an
inspection of the facility and obtain an operating permit before engaging in the business of a tanning facility.
(b) Each local board of health shall conduct annual
inspections of tanning facilities to determine compliance with this
(c) Upon a determination by the board that the tanning
facility is in compliance with the provisions of this article, the
board shall issue to the tanning facility an operating permit,
which shall be posted in a conspicuous place in the tanning
facility, clearly visible to the general public.
(d) Upon a determination by the board that any tanning
facility is not in compliance with the provisions of this article,
or the rules promulgated hereunder, the board may order the tanning
facility to cease operations until such time as the board
determines that the tanning facility is in compliance.
(e) Nothing in this article may be construed as prohibiting
any health care provider licensed under chapter thirty of this code
from performing any action within the scope of his or her practice
that results in prescribing the use of a photo therapy device to a
patient regardless of the patient's age for treatment of a medical
§16-45-3. Operation standards.
(a) A tanning facility shall provide to any patron who wishes
to use a tanning device located within its tanning facility a
disclosure and consent form relating to use of a tanning device
that contains the current United States Food and Drug
Administration warning as follows: "Danger. Ultraviolet Radiation. Follow instructions. Avoid overexposure. As with natural sunlight,
overexposure can cause eye and skin injury and allergic reactions.
REPEATED EXPOSURE MAY CAUSE PREMATURE AGING OF THE SKIN AND SKIN
CANCER. WEAR PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR; FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN
SEVERE BURNS OR LONG-TERM INJURY TO THE EYES. Medications or
cosmetics may increase your sensitivity to the ultraviolet
radiation. Consult physician before using tanning device if you
are using medications or have a history of skin problems or believe
yourself especially sensitive to sunlight. If you do not tan in
the sun, you are unlikely to tan from use of this product."
The disclosure and consent form must have a place for the
patron's signature and the date. A signed and dated copy of the
disclosure and consent form shall be maintained by the tanning
facility and remains valid for one year from the date it was
(b) All patrons are required to present proof of age prior to
use of a tanning device. Proof of age shall be satisfied with a
driver's license or other government-issued identification
containing the date of birth and a photograph of the individual.
Persons under the age of eighteen may not be permitted to use a
tanning device without the prior written consent of the person's
parent or legal guardian. Photographic identification of the
parent or legal guardian is required. A copy of the signed
parental or legal guardian consent shall be maintained by the
tanning facility and remains valid for one year from the date it
was signed. Persons under the age of fourteen may not be permitted to use a tanning device.
§16-45-4. Rules to be proposed by the Department of Health and
The Bureau for Public Health within the Department of Health
and Human Resources shall propose rules for legislative approval in
accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter
twenty-nine-a of this code to regulate tanning facilities. The
rules shall provide at a minimum:
(1) General physical requirements for facilities and
equipment, including requirements for ventilation;
(2) Record-keeping requirements;
(3) Requirements for the posting of warning signs about the
dangers inherent in the use of a tanning device;
(4) Proper sanitation of a tanning facility and a tanning
device including a requirement that the tanning device be cleaned
immediately prior to each use;
(5) Proper maintenance and operation of a tanning device
including accuracy and placement of a timing device;
(6) The use of protective eye wear provided by the tanning
facility and the proper storage and cleanliness of the eye wear;
(7) Require that a patron not exceed the maximum exposure time
established by the manufacturer of a tanning device;
(8) All tanning customers shall undergo comprehensive
evaluations, including identifying their sun sensitivity skin type;
(9) All customers shall be given information about photosensitizing medications and the correct usage of FDA-compliant
protective eye wear.
Local health departments may charge fees to inspect a tanning
facility which shall cover its costs.
§16-45-6. Violations and penalties.
(a) Any owner of a tanning facility who does not register with
the local board of health, who fails to request an inspection
pursuant to section two of this article or fails to obtain parental
consent for a minor under the age of eighteen is guilty of a
misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, for a first offense,
shall be fined §100.
(b) For a second offense, the owner is guilty of a misdemeanor
and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than §250 nor
more than §500.
(c) For a third offense or subsequent offense, the owner is
guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be
fined not less than §500 nor more than §1,000"