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Title: Section 72-1.8 - Patron identification, acknowledgements and consent requirements

Effective Date

11/06/2013

(a) Age verification

(1) The operator shall require each patron to provide a driver's license or other photo identification issued by a government entity or educational institution indicating that the patron is at least eighteen (18) years of age.

(2) No person under seventeen (17) years of age shall be permitted to use an ultraviolet radiation device. Persons seventeen (17) years of age to eighteen (18) years of age must provide a consent form as described in Section 72-1.8 (d) of the Subpart.

(b) The operator shall provide to all patrons the Department's information sheet which advises of health risks and conditions under which the use of ultraviolet radiation is contraindicated, such as the use of photosensitizing drugs. Prior to initial exposure, each patron shall also be provided the opportunity to read a copy of the warning specified in Section 72-1.9(a)(2) of these rules.

(c) Statement of acknowledgement

(1) During the initial visit to the tanning facility, the operator shall require that each patron eighteen (18) years of age and older sign a statement that the warning and informational pamphlet has been read and understood prior to using any ultraviolet radiation device, and that the patron agrees to wear adequate protective eyewear.

(2) No person shall undergo ultraviolet radiation exposure without such a signed statement on file.

(3) The operator or a designated employee shall also sign and date the statement.

(d) Consent form

The operator shall not permit persons seventeen (17) years of age to eighteen (18) years of age to use ultraviolet radiation devices until such persons provide the tanning facility operator or an employee responsible for the operation of the ultraviolet radiation device of such facility (per § 3555(2) of PHL) with the written consent form, prescribed by the Commissioner, indicating the following conditions have been met:

(1) Prior to the initial ultraviolet radiation exposure, the parent or legal guardian shall sign and date the consent form in the presence of the operator or an employee responsible for the operation of the ultraviolet radiation device of such facility (per § 3555(2) of PHL).

(2) By signing the consent form, the parent or legal guardian and persons seventeen (17) years of age to eighteen (18) years of age acknowledges that they have read the warnings required in Section 72-1.9(a) of these rules and have received the information specified in Section 72-1.8(b) of these rules.

(3) By signing the consent form, the parent or legal guardian acknowledges that the person(s) seventeen (17) years of age to eighteen (18) years of age has agreed to wear protective eyewear.

(4) The operator or a designated employee shall also sign and date the form.

(5) The written consent form signed by a parent or legal guardian shall expire twelve (12) months from the date it was signed.

Volume

VOLUME A-1a (Title 10)

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