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Environmental Health inspectors perform semi-annual inspections of tanning facilities for proper operation and sanitation. These inspections ensure proper bulb maintenance, verify proper operation of beds/timers, and guarantee proper bed sanitation, display of warning documentation, and training of tanning salon operators. Inspectors also conduct complaint inspections in response to citizen complaints. Inspection Reports can be found on the state site.
Florida tanning facility operation requirements can be found in 381.89 Florida Statutes and 64E-17, Florida Administrative Code.
Federal performance requirements for ultraviolet (UV) light equipment can be found in Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) section 1040.20, which specify the performance standards for sunlamp products and ultraviolet lamps for use in sunlamp products. Additional indoor tanning information can be found in the Indoor Tanning (PDF 124KB) brochure.
Tanning Establishments that are regulated by Florida Department of Health must apply for a Tanning Establishment permit. The following items are required to permit a Tanning Establishment:
- Tanning Facility Plan Review Letter (PDF 216kb)
- Tanning Facilities Application DH 4098 (PDF 183 KB)
- Tanning Facility Program Checklist (pdf 31kb)
- Signature Card (pdf 100kb)
- Tanning Sample Operating Procedures (PDF 20 KB)
- Photosensitizing Medications and Agents Listing (PDF 87 KB)
- Tanning Facility Program FAQ (PDF 44KB)
- Tanning Facility Injury Report (PDF 83 kb)
Facilities that provide ultraviolet free tanning are not currently regulated by FDOH. These products include spray-on tanning and airbrush tanning. These products use dihydroxyacetone (DHA), which interacts with the skin to produce a bronze color. The Federal Food and Drug Administration regulates and approves the chemicals used in alternative tanning methods. Information on Sunless Tanners & Bronzers can be found on the FDA website.
Additional information regarding Tanning Facilities can be found on the Florida Department of Health website.
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