– The Department of Health today
announced that the new application for registering a tanning facility with the
department, per the requirements of Act 41 of 2014, is now available on the
department’s website, along with a frequently asked questions document and
additional information about the new law.
Act 41 of 2014, also known as the
Indoor Tanning Regulation Act, took effect on July 7, 2014. Per the law, an
individual, corporation, partnership, proprietorship or association operating a
tanning facility must apply for a certificate of registration with the
department for each tanning facility location that is operating in the
commonwealth. Any place where a tanning device is used for a fee, membership or
any other compensation is considered a tanning facility.
“The department recognizes that we
are trying to reach a broad audience as the law applies to not only retail
tanning shops, but also many gyms, beauty salons, apartment buildings and other
locations that may offer tanning for a fee,” Secretary of Health Michael Wolf
said. “We want to ensure that we are providing all of the appropriate entities
with information and giving them time to prepare for the eventual inspection
Registrations must now be completed
annually. Initial registration or annual renewal registration fees are $150 for
the first two sun lamp products, $300 for a facility that operates more than
two sun lamp products, plus $20 for each additional tanning bed in excess of 10
beds. If a change of registration information is required, there is no fee.
Facility inspections will begin in
May 2016. As the date approaches, more information will be made available from
the department to the tanning industry.
For additional information and to
download the application, visit www.health.state.pa.us. Questions regarding the
registration application can be directed to the department’s Bureau of
Community Program Licensure and Certification at 717-783-8665.
Tysarczyk or Holli Senior, 717-787-1783