Section 13 — Inspections

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13.1 Agent of Health Authority identification

An agent of the Health Authority shall wear and show the responsible person his Health Authority-issued identification upon entering a tattoo establishment to make an inspection or other official visit pursuant to these Regulations. Such an inspection or official visit may be made as often as the Health Authority determines is necessary to ensure compliance with these Regulations.

13.2 Responsible person must provide immediate access to Health Authority

Upon providing the required identification to the responsible person, the Health Authority shall be provided immediate access to the tattoo establishment to perform an inspection or other official work. Any unreasonable denial of access by a responsible person or tattoo operator to body art work stations or other areas of the establishment for inspection after the Health Authority has properly identified himself may result in an immediate suspension of the tattoo establishment Health Permit. The tattoo establishment Closure Order may state that the tattoo establishment Health Permit is suspended and all procedures and business activities must be discontinued immediately. Any responsible person to whom such an order is issued shall comply with it immediately.

13.3 Unlawful to interfere with Health Authority

It is unlawful for any person to interfere with the Health Authority in the performance of his duties, pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 199.300.

13.4 Health Authority must provide written report

13.4.1 Upon completion of the visit to the tattoo establishment, the Health Authority representative shall prepare a report describing any findings. The report must set forth any deficiencies discovered during the inspection.

13.4.2 Deficiencies may be present that do not constitute a substantial threat to public health and safety. Corrective actions for these types of deficiencies shall be noted on the inspection report and be assigned a specified period of time within which the indicated corrections must be completed.

13.4.3 A copy of the completed report must be furnished to the Health Permit holder, responsible person or operator of the tattoo establishment upon completion of the inspection.

13.4.4 A copy of the completed report must also be retained by the Health Authority for the records of the tattoo establishment.

13.5 Failure to correct a deficiency

13.5.1 Failure of the responsible person to correct a deficiency within the period specified in the written report is a violation of these Regulations.

13.5.2 Violations that constitute a substantial threat to public health and safety and their remedies are addressed in Section 2 of these Regulations.

13.6 Frequency of inspection

Tattoo establishments shall be inspected at least twice each year for permitting purposes.

Contact Information

Phone: (702) 759-0677


Updated on: January 4, 2019