Effective August 16, 2018, Public Health Law prohibits persons under eighteen (18) years of age from using UV radiation devices

On August 16, 2018, New York State Public Health Law, Article 35-A was amended to prohibit the use of a UV radiation device by a minor under eighteen years of age. The New York State Department of Health is currently updating Part 72, Subpart 72-1 to reflect this change.

Until the regulation is updated, follow Part 72, Subpart 72-1 in conjunction with this new restriction in Public Health Law, Article 35-A.

Tanning is a result of skin injury and damage.  It is the response when your skin is exposed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. The skin produces extra pigment to protect itself against the UV radiation and this pigment makes the skin look darker.  Exposure to UV radiation increases your health risks

The purpose of the Commercial Tanning Facilities Program is to permit and inspect commercial tanning facilities, as well as increase the public's knowledge of the hazards of indoor tanning, minimize user injuries and limit tanning access by minors.


Permit Requirements

A permit to operate a tanning facility is required by the Rockland County Department of Health, and is valid for two years.  A Tanning Permit Application must be submitted to obtain a permit.

Tanning Access by Minors

Effective August 16, 2018, New York State Regulation (Part 72-1.8) prohibits persons under eighteen (18) years of age from using UV radiation devices.  Persons eighteen (18) years of age or older must provide a driver's license or other photo identification, issued by a government entity or educational institution, before using UV radiation devices.

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