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S.B. 41 Enrolled





Chief Sponsor: Patricia W. Jones

House Sponsor: Brad R. Wilson

             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:
             21          None
             22      Other Special Clauses:
             23          None
             24      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             25      AMENDS:
             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.
             33          [(a)] (b) "Phototherapy device" means equipment that emits ultraviolet radiation used
             34      by a health care professional in the treatment of disease.
             35          [(b)] (c) (i) "Tanning device" means [any] equipment to which a tanning facility
             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.
             41          [(c)] (d) "Tanning facility" means [any] a commercial location, place, area, structure, or
             42      business [which] that provides [persons] access to [any] a tanning device.
             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[.] and shall include:
             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 [person younger than
             56      18 years old] minor to use a tanning device unless:
             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[: (a)] appears in person at the tanning
             60      facility [the first time] each time that the minor uses a tanning device[, and at least once each
             61      12 month period thereafter in which the minor uses the tanning device], except that the minor's
             62      parent or legal guardian is not required to remain at the facility for the duration of the use; and
             63          [(b)] (ii) the minor's parent or legal guardian signs the consent form required in
             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;
             68      and
             69          (b) [if the individual using the tanning device is a minor,] a statement that:
             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[;
             73      and].
             74          [(iii) includes the number of tanning sessions within the 12 month period of time the
             75      parent is authorizing for the minor.]
             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).
             90          [(6)] (7) (a) A violation of this section:
             91          [(a)] (i) is a class C misdemeanor; and
             92          [(b)] (ii) may result in the revocation of a permit to do business as a tanning facility.
             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.
             95          [(7)] (8) This section supercedes any ordinance enacted by the governing body of a
             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[.]; or
             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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