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New Jersey Body Art Sterilization Guidelines

NEW JERSEY ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
Copyright (c) 2002 by the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law

*** THIS FILE INCLUDES ALL REGULATIONS PUBLISHED THROUGH THE ***
*** NEW JERSEY REGISTER, VOL. 34, NO. 11, JUNE 3, 2002 ***

TITLE 8. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICES

CHAPTER 27. BODY ART PROCEDURES

SUBCHAPTER 8. PERMANENT COSMETICS

 

8:27-7.3 Equipment and supplies

(a) A sterile needle shall be provided for each client.

1. Solder used for the attachment of needles to the needle bars shall be
lead free.

(b) Art stencils shall be single use and disposable.

(c) Ointments shall be single use or foil packs.

(d) Soaps and other products shall be dispensed and applied on the area to be tattooed with paper towels or gauze or in a manner to prevent contamination of the original container and its contents.

(e) The gauze shall be single use and shall not be used more than once.

(f) Use of styptic pencils or alum solids to check any blood flow shall be prohibited.

(g) Sterilized needles, tubes or tips shall be on hand for each practitioner for the entire day, based on the average client need per day.

8:27-10.3 Operation

(a) The operation of a temporary establishment shall be in compliance with all of the requirements of this chapter.

(b) The temporary establishment shall be inspected by the health authority and a permit shall be issued prior to any procedures being performed.

(c) Body art performed pursuant to this section shall be done only in a completely enclosed non-mobile facility (for example, inside a permanent building).

(d) Conveniently located hand washing facilities with liquid soap, paper towels and hot and cold water under pressure shall be provided.

1. Tuberculocidal single use hand wipes to augment the hand washing requirements shall be available in each booth/cubicle.

(e) The work area shall not be less than 40 square feet.

(f) At least 100 foot-candles of artificial light shall be provided at work stations.

(g) Facilities to properly sterilize instruments shall be physically separated from procedure areas.

1. A biological indicator test shall be performed at the site prior to the event. A negative spore test shall be provided to the health authority.

2. Pre-packaged single use instruments or previously pre-packaged sterilized instruments shall be allowed.

(h) A notice shall be posted in a conspicuous place in each booth/cubicle containing the name and address of the practitioner and the procedure for filing a complaint or reporting an infection.

1. This procedure for filing a complaint or reporting an infection shall be given to each client with the written after care instructions, which shall be signed and maintained with the client's records.

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