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Southern Nevada Health District Regulations Governing the Sanitation and Safety of Tattoo Establishments

Table of Contents

Section 1 — Definitions

1.1 “Administrative Hearing Officer” defined
1.2 “Adulterated cosmetic” defined
1.3 “Adulterated device” defined
1.4 “Adulterated drug” defined
1.5 “Advertisement” defined
1.6 “Agency of jurisdiction” defined
1.7 “Apprentice” defined
1.8 “Approved” defined
1.9 “Approved cosmetic” defined
1.10 “Approved device” defined
1.11 “Approved drug” defined
1.12 “Body art” defined.
1.13 “Biocide” defined
1.14 “Branding” defined
1.15 “Camouflage” defined
1.16 “Cease and Desist Order” defined
1.17 “Chemical Skin Peeling” defined
1.18 “Clean” defined
1.19 “Communicable disease” defined
1.20 “Convenient” defined
1.21 “Cosmetic” defined
1.22 “Cross-Contamination” defined
1.23 “Cutting” defined
1.24 “Dermal punching” defined
1.25 “Device” defined
1.26 “Disinfect” defined
1.27 “Disinfectant” defined
1.28 “Disinfection” defined
1.29 “Disposable article” defined
1.30 “Drug” defined
1.31 “Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-Registered” defined
1.32 “Environmental surface” defined
1.33 “Equipment” defined
1.34 “Extreme body modification” defined
1.35 “Foot-candle” defined
1.36 “Gross incompetence” defined
1.37 “Health Authority" defined
1.38 “Hot water” defined
1.39 “Implantation” defined
1.40 “Jewelry” defined
1.41 “Laboratory” defined
1.42 “Linens” defined
1.43 “Medical professional” defined
1.44 “Microdermabrasion” defined
1.45 “Misbranded cosmetic” defined
1.46 “Misbranded device” defined
1.47 “Misbranded drug” defined
1.48 “Nuisance” defined
1.49 “Pathogenic” defined
1.50 “Patron” defined
1.51 “Permanent makeup” defined
1.52 “Permanent makeup establishment” defined
1.53 “Potable water” defined
1.54 “Public area” defined
1.55 “Repigmentation” defined
1.56 “Responsible person” defined
1.57 “Restroom” defined
1.58 “Sanitized” defined
1.59 “Scarification” defined
1.60 “Sewage” defined
1.61 “Skin peeling” defined
1.62 “Spore test” defined
1.63 “Solid waste” defined
1.64 “Standard Precautions” defined
1.65 “Sterilization” defined
1.66 “Suspension piercing” defined
1.67 “Tattoo” defined
1.68 “Tattoo camouflage” defined
1.69 “Tattoo establishment” defined
1.70 “Tattoo establishment Closure Order” defined
1.71 “Tattoo establishment Health Permit” defined
1.72 “Tattoo establishment Health Permit revocation” defined
1.73 “Tattoo establishment Health Permit suspension” defined
1.74 “Tattoo operator” defined
1.75 “Tattoo Operator Health Card suspension” defined
1.76 “Tattoo removal” defined
1.77 “Tattoo remover” defined
1.78 “Tattooing” defined
1.79 “Unregulated (unapproved) invasive body modification” defined
1.80 “Visiting artist” defined

Section 2 — Substantial Hazards to Public Health and Safety

Section 3 — Facilities and Equipment

3.1 Body art work stations
3.2 Floors
3.3 Walls, ceilings, and closures
3.4 Tattoo tables and chairs
3.5 General furniture
3.6 Lighting
3.7 Smoke alarms
3.8 Heating and ventilation systems
3.9 Hand sinks and restrooms
3.10 Water supply
3.11 Plumbing
3.12 Water damage evaluation
3.13 Solid waste disposal
3.14 Sewage disposal
3.15 Outdoor areas
3.16 Sharp objects used in tattoo procedures
3.17 Service animals

Section 4 — General Sanitation and Sterilization

4.1 Public areas
4.2 Cleaning and sanitizing
4.3 Sterilization
4.4 Sterilizer testing
4.5 Dyes and pigments
4.6 Materials used in tattoo preparation and application

Section 5 — Responsible Person and Event Coordinator

5.1 Responsible person
5.2 Event coordinator

Section 6 — Tattoo Operators and Visiting Artists

6.1 Tattoo operators
6.2 Tattoo operator training and other requirements
6.3 Visiting artists
6.4 Failure to comply

Section 7 — Patrons

7.1 Patron age requirements and other age restrictions
7.2 Patron advisements
7.3 Patron assessments
7.4 No food, beverage, or smoking in tattoo area
7.5 Record keeping
7.6 Failure to comply

Section 8 — Tattoo Procedures

8.1 Preparing for tattoo procedure
8.2 Single use items-rules and prohibitions
8.3 Linens
8.4 Biohazardous events and solid waste disposal
8.5 After care instructions
8.6 Infection reporting required
8.7 Prohibited acts

Section 9 — Health Permit Requirements and Fees

9.1 Tattoo establishment Health Permit required
9.2 Tattoo establishment Health Permit exemptions and prohibitions
9.3 Applications for and issuance of tattoo establishment Health Permits to operate
9.4 Tattoo establishment Health Permit issuance
9.5 Tattoo establishment Health Permit fee schedule
9.6 Tattoo establishment Health Permit posted
9.7 Failure to Comply with Health Permit requirements

Section 10 — Health Card Requirements and Fees

10.1 Application for Tattoo Operator Health Card
10.2 Application acceptance dates
10.3 Items required for application
10.4 Written exam
10.5 Exam Study and organizational materials
10.6 Completion of application process
10.7 Tattoo Operator Health Card issuance
10.8 Hepatitis A and B vaccination or proof of immunity
10.9 Tattoo Operator Health Card renewal
10.10 Expired Tattoo Operator Health Cards
10.11 Current Tattoo Operator Health Card in tattoo operator’s possession
10.12 Applicant or tattoo operator’s responsibilities
10.13 Tattoo establishment Health Permit holder’s joint responsibility

Section 11 — Body Art Special Events and Permits

11.1 Special Event permit application
11.2 Special Event coordinator
11.3 Special Event operator fee
11.4 Special Event operational requirements
11.5 Special Event Client Consent Form and patron instructions
11.6 Special Event Permit suspension

Section 12 — Plan Review Submission and Approval

12.1 Regulation of new construction and renovation of a tattoo establishment
12.2 Plans for construction and remodeling
12.3 Application fees
12.4 Change of ownership

Section 13 — Inspections

13.1 Agent of Health Authority identification
13.2 Responsible person must provide immediate access to Health Authority
13.3 Unlawful to interfere with Health Authority
13.4 Health Authority must provide written report
13.5 Failure to correct a deficiency
13.6 Frequency of inspection

Section 14 — Enforcement

14.1 Cease and Desist Orders and tattoo establishment Closure Orders
14.2 Reinspection protocol for Cease and Desist Orders and tattoo establishment Closure Orders
14.3 Tattoo establishment Health Permit suspension
14.4 Procedure for request of tattoo establishment Health Permit reinstatement
14.5 Tattoo establishment Health Permit revocation
14.6 Appeal rights
14.7 Health Authority additional legal remedy

Section 15 — Miscellaneous

15.1 Severability clause
15.2 Effective date

Appendix A Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) Chapter 585, Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics: Adulteration; Labels; Brands PDF (299 KB/15 pages)

Appendix B Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) Chapter 585, Drugs and Cosmetics PDF (474 KB/28 pages)

Appendix C Standard Precautions PDF (110 KB/2 pages)

Appendix D Biohazard Symbol Examples PDF (203 KB/2 pages)

Appendix E Hepatitis A and B Vaccination Record PDF (136 KB/2 pages)

Appendix F Visiting Tattoo Operator/Body Piercing Technician Application PDF (162 KB/2 pages)

Appendix G Tattoo Establishment Health Permit Application

Appendix H Public Notice

Appendix I Special Event Application

 

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