4713.50 Age restrictions for tanning services.

(A) A tanning facility operator or employee shall make reasonable efforts, in accordance with procedures established under section 4713.08 of the Revised Code, to determine whether an individual seeking to use the facility's sun lamp tanning services is less than sixteen years of age, at least sixteen but less than eighteen years of age, or eighteen years of age or older.

(B)

(1) A tanning facility operator or employee shall not allow an individual who is eighteen years of age or older to use the facility's sun lamp tanning services without first obtaining the consent of the individual. The consent shall be evidenced by the individual's signature on the form developed by the state cosmetology and barber board under section 4713.51 of the Revised Code. The consent is valid indefinitely.

(2) A tanning facility operator or employee shall not allow an individual who is at least sixteen but less than eighteen years of age to use the facility's sun lamp tanning services without first obtaining the consent of a parent or legal guardian of the individual. The consent shall be evidenced by the signature of the parent or legal guardian on the form developed by the board under section 4713.51 of the Revised Code. The form must be signed in the presence of the operator or an employee of the tanning facility. The consent is valid for ninety days from the date the form is signed. A tanning facility operator or employee shall not allow an individual who is at least sixteen but less than eighteen years of age to use the facility's sun lamp tanning services for more than forty-five sessions during the ninety-day period covered by the consent. No such session may be longer than the maximum safe time of exposure specified in rules adopted under division (A)(17) of section 4713.08 of the Revised Code.

(3) A tanning facility operator or employee shall not allow an individual who is less than sixteen years of age to use the facility's sun lamp tanning services unless both of the following apply:

(a) The tanning facility operator or employee obtains the consent of a parent or legal guardian of the individual prior to each session of the use of the facility's sun lamp tanning services. The consent shall be evidenced by the signature of the parent or legal guardian on the form developed by the board under section 4713.51 of the Revised Code. The form must be signed in the presence of the operator or an employee of the tanning facility.

(b) A parent or legal guardian of the individual is present at the tanning facility for the duration of each session of the use of the facility's sun lamp tanning services.

(C) For purposes of division (B) of this section, an electronic signature may be used to provide and may be accepted as a signature evidencing consent.

Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 49, §101.01, eff. 1/21/2018.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 131, §1, eff. 6/20/2015.