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Third Substitute S.B. 41

Senator Patricia W. Jones proposes the following substitute bill:




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 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:
             27          None
             28      Other Special Clauses:
             29          None
             30      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             31      AMENDS:
             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 [any] equipment, to which a tanning facility provides
             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 [any] a commercial location, place, area, structure, or
             47      business [which] that provides [persons] access to [any] a tanning device.
             48          [(2) A tanning facility shall:]
             49          [(a) annually obtain a permit to do business as a tanning facility from the local health
             50      department with jurisdiction over the location in which the facility is located; and]
             51          [(b) in accordance with Subsection (3) post a warning sign in a conspicuous location
             52      that is readily visible to a person about to use a tanning device.]
             53          [(3) The posted warning and written consent required by Subsections (2) and (5) shall
             54      be developed by the department through administrative rules.]
             55          [(4) It is unlawful for any operator of a tanning facility to allow a person younger than
             56      18 years old to use a tanning device unless the minor's parent or legal guardian:]

             57          [(a) appears in person at the tanning facility the first time that the minor uses a tanning
             58      device, and at least once each 12 month period thereafter in which the minor uses the tanning
             59      device; and]
             60          [(b) signs the consent form required in Subsection (5).]
             61          [(5) The written consent required by Subsection (4) shall be signed and dated, and shall
             62      include at least:]
             63          [(a) information concerning the health risks associated with the use of a tanning
             64      device;]
             65          [(b) if the individual using the tanning device is a minor, a statement that:]
             66          [(i) the parent or legal guardian of the minor has read and understood the warnings
             67      given by the tanning facility, and consents to the minor's use of a tanning device;]
             68          [(ii) the parent or legal guardian agrees that the minor will use protective eye wear;
             69      and]
             70          [(iii) includes the number of tanning sessions within the 12 month period of time the
             71      parent is authorizing for the minor.]
             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),
             115      that:
             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:
             127          [(a)] (i) is a class C misdemeanor; and
             128          [(b)] (ii) may result in the revocation of a permit [to do business as a tanning facility]
             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) [This] Except as provided in Subsection (5)(b), this section supercedes any
             135      ordinance enacted by the governing body of a political subdivision [that imposes restrictions on
             136      access to a tanning device by a person younger than age 18 that is not essentially identical to]
             137      that regulates a tanning facility and is not at least as restrictive as the provisions of this section.

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