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Third Substitute S.B. 41
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 tanning facility permit requirements;
14 . prohibits a tanning facility from allowing use of its tanning device unless the facility
15 meets specified requirements;
16 . amends restrictions on use of a tanning facility's tanning device by a person under
17 18 years of age;
18 . amends tanning facility warning sign requirements;
19 . amends rulemaking authority;
20 . authorizes a local health department to create requirements for obtaining a permit to
21 operate a tanning facility beyond the minimum requirements specified by the Utah
22 Department of Health;
23 . amends penalties;
24 . amends restriction on local tanning facility ordinances; and
25 . makes technical changes.
26 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
28 Other Special Clauses:
30 Utah Code Sections Affected:
32 26-15-13, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 25
34 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
35 Section 1. Section 26-15-13 is amended to read:
36 26-15-13. Regulation of tanning facilities.
37 (1) For purposes of this section:
38 (a) "Phototherapy device" means equipment that emits ultraviolet radiation used by a
39 health care professional in the treatment of disease.
40 (b) (i) "Tanning device" means [
41 access, that emits electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths in the air between 200 and 400
42 nanometers and is used for tanning of the skin, including:
43 (A) a sunlamp; and
44 (B) a tanning booth or bed.
45 (ii) "Tanning device" does not include a phototherapy device.
46 (c) "Tanning facility" means [
47 business [
72 (2) (a) A tanning facility may not operate in this state unless it has obtained a permit to
73 do so from the local health department with jurisdiction over the location at which the tanning
74 facility is located.
75 (b) Unless revoked, the permit is valid for one year.
76 (3) A tanning facility may not allow a person to use a tanning device unless:
77 (a) within the past 12 months the facility has provided the person with written
78 information explaining:
79 (i) the health risks associated with use of the device; and
80 (ii) the importance of using protective eyewear while using the device;
81 (b) the facility provides the person with protective eyewear and instructs the person in
82 the proper use of the eyewear;
83 (c) if the person is under 18 years of age:
84 (i) the person has a written order from a physician, as defined in Section 58-67-102 , to
85 use a tanning device as a medical treatment; or
86 (ii) at each time of use:
87 (A) the person is accompanied at the facility by the person's parent or guardian, except
88 that the parent or guardian is not required to remain at the facility for the duration of the use;
89 (B) the facility provides the person, and the parent or guardian, with the written
90 information required under Subsection (3)(a), even if the information has been provided before
91 within the past 12 months;
92 (C) the parent or guardian certifies in writing that the parent or guardian has read and
93 understands the information provided under Subsection (3)(c)(ii)(B); and
94 (D) the parent or guardian provides written consent authorizing the person to use the
95 tanning device.
96 (4) A tanning facility shall post in a conspicuous place in the facility a sign notifying
97 potential users of a tanning device:
98 (a) that there are health risks associated with use of the device; and
99 (b) that the facility may not allow a person under 18 years of age to use a tanning
100 device unless the person:
101 (i) has a written order from a physician; or
102 (ii) at each time of use is accompanied at the facility by a parent or guardian who
103 provides written consent authorizing the person to use the device.
104 (5) (a) The department shall make rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter3, Utah
105 Administrative Rulemaking Act, specifying:
106 (i) minimum requirements a tanning facility shall satisfy to obtain a permit under
107 Subsection (2)(a);
108 (ii) the written information a tanning facility shall provide under Subsection (3)(a);
109 (iii) the instruction in the proper use of eyewear a tanning facility shall provide under
110 Subsection (3)(b);
111 (iv) procedures a tanning facility shall implement to ensure a person under 18 years of
112 age does not use a tanning device unless the person has a written order from a physician or the
113 requirements of Subsection (3)(c)(ii) have been satisfied, including use of a statewide uniform
114 form for a parent or guardian to certify and give consent under Subsection (3)(c)(ii)(C) and (D),
116 (A) clearly identifies by the department's seal or other means that the form is an official
117 form of the department; and
118 (B) includes the written information and instructions required under Subsections (3)(a)
119 and (3)(b);
120 (v) the size, placement, and content of the sign a tanning facility must post under
121 Subsection (4).
122 (b) A local health department may create permit requirements in addition to those
123 required under Subsection (5)(a)(i).
124 (c) The sign content required under Subsection (5)(a)(v) may include specific health
125 risks associated with use of a tanning device.
126 (6) (a) A violation of this section:
129 obtained under Subsection (2)(a).
130 (b) A violation of Subsection (3)(c) shall result in revocation of a permit obtained
131 under Subsection (2)(a).
132 (c) If a person misrepresents to a tanning facility that the person is 18 years of age or
133 older, the person is guilty of a class C misdemeanor.
134 (7) [
135 ordinance enacted by the governing body of a political subdivision [
137 that regulates a tanning facility and is not at least as restrictive as the provisions of this section.
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