In 1999, the Florida Legislature passed Florida Statute 381.0075, which
authorized the Department of Health to develop rules that regulate body
piercing salons. These rules are found in Chapter 64E-19 of the Florida
Administrative Code, and went into effect in February 2000.
Owners and operators of body piercing salons are required to obtain an annual
operating permit from their county Health Department.
Chapter 64E-19 outlines minimum requirements for body piercing
establishments, including cleaning and sterilization of instruments and
jewelry, piercing procedures, injury reporting, customer and other facility
records, infection control training for piercers, and informed consent issues
for minors under age 18.
These facilities are inspected yearly by the regional biomedical waste coordinater, located at the Alachua County Health Department, along with a
communicable disease nurse.
For more information, contact the Alachua County Health Department at (352) 334-7930 or
c/o Alachua County Health Department
224 SE 24th Street
Gainesville FL 32641
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