(a) On or before the first day of July, two thousand, the department of health and
human resources shall propose rules for legislative approval in accordance with the
provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code, which rules shall
provide at a minimum:
(1) General physical requirements for facilities and equipment, including requirements
for adequate ventilation and lighting;
(2) Record keeping requirements and forms;
(3) Written notification of the risks of body piercing procedures and minimum age
(4) Body piercing procedures, including, but not limited to, safety and sterilization
procedures; the use of antimicrobial solutions, needles, single use instruments and
other instruments; the exercise of standard precautions; and instructions on the
care of the skin after body piercing procedures;
(5) Permitting requirements for operators and technicians, including fees for permits
and renewals of permits sufficient to cover the costs of inspecting facilities and
administering this article; and
(6) For the disposal of waste in compliance with the rules of the department of health
and human resources regarding the disposal of medical wastes.
(b) The rules required by this section may also include provisions on training or
educational requirements or materials; health screenings for technicians; and any
other provisions considered necessary to protect the public or assure adequate health
(c) The rules may also include limitations or prohibitions on the performance of certain
procedures, including, but not limited to, procedures referred to as cutting, branding
and scarification, which are identified as posing a risk to the public health and
(d) Before the first day of December, two thousand, the department shall report to
the Legislature on permanent body alteration activities, including, but not limited
to, procedures referred to as cutting, branding and scarification, and identify those
activities that pose a risk to the public health and safety, and report its recommendations
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