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Introduced in the Senate on May 25, 2005
Introduced in the House on May 31, 2005
Currently residing in the House Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs
Summary: Standards for Licensing Tattoo Facilities
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5/25/2005 Senate Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference SJ-18 5/26/2005 Senate Read second time SJ-318 5/31/2005 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-31 5/31/2005 House Introduced and read first time HJ-146 5/31/2005 House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs HJ-146
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
May 25, 2005
S. Printed 5/25/05--S.
Read the first time May 25, 2005.
TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, RELATING TO STANDARDS FOR LICENSING TATTOO FACILITIES, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 2945, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The regulations of the Department of Health and Environmental Control, relating to Standards for Licensing Tattoo Facilities, designated as Regulation Document Number 2945, and submitted to the General Assembly pursuant to the provisions of Article 1, Chapter 23, Title 1 of the 1976 Code, are approved.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
By Act 250 effective June 17, 2004, a tattooing chapter was added to the S.C. Code of Laws at Section 44-34-10, et seq. The law established requirements and procedures for tattooing in South Carolina, including provisions for the issuance of the promulgation of regulations by the Department of Health and Environmental Control.
Pursuant to the Act, this regulation will include, but not be limited to: definitions; a reference listing of departmental and nondepartmental publications; fees required; facility licensing requirements; methods used in enforcing regulations, i.e., investigations, inspections, and consultations; reference to the types of enforcement actions which may be taken by the department, the classifications of violations, range of monetary penalty amounts, and the appeal process; policies and procedures; staff training; reporting requirements to the department; client record content and maintenance; client procedures and services provided; client rights; grievance and complaint procedure; facility maintenance; infection control and equipment sterilization including housekeeping; infectious waste; emergency procedures and disaster preparedness; fire prevention; facility accommodations; temporary and mobile units; and a severability clause.
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