Health Care Surveys
The General Sanitation Project assists the NJDOH Division of Health Facilities Evaluation and Licensing (HFEL) with State and Federal surveys of health care facilities, particularly related to issues of instrument reprocessing and infection prevention and control.
Body Art: Piercing, Tattooing, and Permanent Cosmetics
Body art establishments must be licensed or permitted to operate with approved practitioners by local health departments, which also conduct inspections of establishments. The General Sanitation Project facilitates rule development and interpretation and assists local health authorities with investigations of reported infections.
- Body Art Procedures Rules, N.J.A.C. 8:27-1, et seq. [pdf 69k]
These rules pertain to procedures involving body piercing, tattooing, permanent cosmetics and ear piercing.
The official version of these rules is available through LexisNexis, which provides free online public access to the New Jersey Administrative Code and the New Jersey Register. To access the Body Art Procedures rules, select New Jersey Administrative Code, then Title 8 (Health), then Chapter 27.
- Body Art Forms (for use by Local Health Department Officials only)
Forms for injury/infection reporting and permanent/temporary body art establishment applications.
- Tattoos and Permanent Makeup (from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration)
Tanning facilities must register annually with the NJDOH Public Health Sanitation and Safety Program. Inspections of tanning facilities are conducted by local departments of health.
New Jersey Tanning Facilities Rule, N.J.A.C. 8:28:
Tanning Facilities Rule [pdf 68k]: This rule establishes minimum safety and sanitation standards for the operation of tanning facilities in order to protect the health and safety of consumers who patronize tanning facilities.
The official version of this rule is available through LexisNexis, which provides free online public access to the New Jersey Administrative Code and the New Jersey Register. To access the Tanning Facilities rule, select New Jersey Administrative Code, then Title 8 (Health), then Chapter 28.
Registered Tanning Facilities in NJ
All Registered Tanning Facilities in NJ can be found in our searchable website.
Tanning Facilities Forms
Go to the PHSS Forms Page for registration application, authorization/warning statement, and inspection checklist forms.
Other Tanning Resources:
- Tanning Age Restrictions for Minors [pdf 56k]
Sample warning sign regarding spray tanning restriction for minors for use by tanning facilities (must be enlarged to required poster size per N.J.A.C. 8:28)
Internal Revenue Service (IRS):
U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Resources:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Resources:
- Promising Policies and Practices for Cancer Prevention: Indoor Tanning Among Minors (Webpage) (Fact Sheet)