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Virginia Code Title 59.1. Trade and Commerce § 59.1-310.1. Definitions

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As used in this chapter unless the context requires otherwise:

Fitzpatrick scale” means the following scale for classifying a skin type, based on the skin's reaction to the first 10 to 45 minutes of sun exposure after the winter season:

Skin Type:

Sunburning and Tanning History


Always burns easily; never tans


Always burns easily; tans minimally


Burns moderately; tans gradually


Burns minimally; always tans well


Rarely burns; tans profusely


Never burns; deeply pigmented

Owner” means a person who owns or operates a tanning facility.

Person” means an individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company or association.

Phototherapy device” means a piece of equipment that emits ultraviolet radiation and that is used by a health care provider in the treatment of a disease.

Tanning device” means any equipment that emits electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths in the air between 200 and 400 nanometers and that is used for tanning of human skin, including a sunlamp, tanning booth, or tanning bed.  The term also includes any accompanying equipment, including protective eyewear, timers, and handrails.

Tanning facility” means a business that provides persons access to tanning devices.

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