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S.B. 41 Enrolled
7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill amends Utah Health Code provisions regulating tanning facilities.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . amends definitions;
13 . amends restrictions on use of a tanning facility's tanning device by a person under
14 18 years of age;
15 . amends tanning facility warning sign requirements;
16 . amends rulemaking authority;
17 . amends penalties;
18 . amends restriction on local tanning facility ordinances; and
19 . makes technical changes.
20 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
22 Other Special Clauses:
24 Utah Code Sections Affected:
26 26-15-13, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 25
28 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
29 Section 1. Section 26-15-13 is amended to read:
30 26-15-13. Regulation of tanning facilities.
31 (1) For purposes of this section:
32 (a) "Minor" means a person under 18 years of age.
34 by a health care professional in the treatment of disease.
36 provides access that emits electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths in the air between 200
37 and 400 nanometers used for tanning of the skin, including:
38 (A) a sunlamp; and
39 (B) a tanning booth or bed.
40 (ii) "Tanning device" does not include a phototherapy device.
42 business [
43 (2) A tanning facility shall:
44 (a) annually obtain a permit to do business as a tanning facility from the local health
45 department with jurisdiction over the location in which the facility is located; and
46 (b) in accordance with Subsection (3) post a warning sign in a conspicuous location
47 that is readily visible to a person about to use a tanning device.
48 (3) The posted warning and written consent required by Subsections (2) and (5) shall
49 be developed by the department through administrative rules[
50 (a) that there are health risks associated with the use of a tanning device;
51 (b) that the facility may not allow a minor to use a tanning device unless the minor:
52 (i) has a written order from a physician; or
53 (ii) at each time of use is accompanied at the tanning facility by a parent or legal
54 guardian who provides written consent authorizing the minor to use the tanning device.
55 (4) It is unlawful for any operator of a tanning facility to allow a [
57 (a) the minor has a written order from a physician as defined in Section 58-67-102 , to
58 use a tanning device as a medical treatment; or
59 (b) (i) the minor's parent or legal guardian[
60 facility [
62 parent or legal guardian is not required to remain at the facility for the duration of the use; and
64 Subsection (5).
65 (5) The written consent required by Subsection (4) shall be signed and dated each time
66 the minor uses a tanning device at the facility, and shall include at least:
67 (a) information concerning the health risks associated with the use of a tanning device;
69 (b) [
70 (i) the parent or legal guardian of the minor has read and understood the warnings
71 given by the tanning facility, and consents to the minor's use of a tanning device; and
72 (ii) the parent or legal guardian agrees that the minor will use protective eye wear[
76 (6) The department shall adopt administrative rules in accordance with Title 63G,
77 Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, specifying:
78 (a) minimum requirements a tanning facility shall satisfy to obtain a permit under
79 Subsection (2);
80 (b) the written information concerning health risks a facility should include in the
81 posted signs required by Subsection (3) and in the consent form required by Subsection (5);
82 (c) procedures a tanning facility shall implement to ensure a minor and the minor's
83 parent or legal guardian comply with Subsections (4) and (5), including use of a statewide
84 uniform form:
85 (i) for a parent or legal guardian to certify and give consent under Subsection (5); and
86 (ii) that clearly identifies the department's seal or other means to indicate that the form
87 is an official form of the department; and
88 (d) the size, placement, and content of the sign a tanning facility must post under
89 Subsection (2).
93 (b) If a person misrepresents to a tanning facility that the person is 18 years of age or
94 older, the person is guilty of a class C misdemeanor.
96 political subdivision that:
97 (a) imposes restrictions on access to a tanning device by a person younger than age 18
98 that is not essentially identical to the provisions of this section[
99 (b) that require the posting of warning signs at the tanning facility that are not
100 essentially identical to the provisions of this section.
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