Alabama Code Title 22. Health, Mental Health, and Environmental Control § 22-17A-7

(a) The department shall perform each of the following duties:

(1) Enforce this chapter and the rules promulgated under this chapter.

(2) Promulgate rules necessary to implement this chapter, including, but not limited to, rules governing each of the following:

a. Tattoo facility design and construction.

b. Tattoo, branding, and body piercing equipment standards, including, but not limited to, cleaning and sterilization requirements.

c. Tattoo dye standards.

d. Inspection of tattoo facilities.

e. Tattoo facility license renewal.

(b) The department may exercise any of the following powers:

(1) Appoint an advisory committee to assist the department in rule development.

(2) After notice and an opportunity for a hearing, suspend, revoke, or deny a license or license renewal for a violation of this chapter or a rule promulgated pursuant to this chapter.

(c) Local county health departments may enforce this chapter and all rules promulgated pursuant to this chapter.

(d) In addition to any other enforcement action authorized by law, a person alleging a violation of this chapter may bring a civil action for appropriate injunctive relief.

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