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Full Text of SB2244  98th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Tanning Facility Permit Act is amended by
5changing Section 25 as follows:
6    (210 ILCS 145/25)  (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 8351-25)
7    Sec. 25. Operating requirements.
8    (1) Each tanning facility shall have on hand at all times
9an operator adequately trained in the correct operation of the
10facility so as to be able to inform and assist the public in
11its proper use. Each operator shall perform the following
12functions as a precondition to the public having access to the
13tanning facility being made to the public:
14        (a) The operator shall require each person desiring to
15    use the facility to fill out a form specifying any and all
16    prescription medicines and over-the-counter medications
17    they are presently taking. The form shall be kept as a
18    permanent record of the individual's attendance and
19    progress.
20        (b) The operator shall require each person desiring to
21    use a tanning facility to use protective eyewear.
22        (c) The operator shall instruct the user in the proper
23    position to maintain in relation to the tanning lamps



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1    within the facility; the position of the safety railing, if
2    applicable; the manual switching device to terminate the
3    radiation in case of emergency; and a recommended time of
4    exposure.
5        (d) The operator shall monitor the use of the facility
6    to ensure that the interior temperature does not exceed 100
7    degrees fahrenheit or 34 degrees centigrade.
8        (e) The operator shall inspect the facility to ensure
9    that the floors are dry. The floors are to be made dry
10    prior to each individual's use.
11        (f) The operator shall give each person using the
12    facility a written copy of the warning required under
13    subsection (h) of Section 20 of this Act prior to each
14    person's use of the facility. The operator shall post signs
15    warning consumers of the potential effects of radiation on
16    persons taking medication and the relationship of
17    radiation to skin cancer.
18        (g) The operator shall be responsible for proper
19    sanitizing procedures for all sunlamp equipment and
20    protective eyewear between every user.
21    (2) A tanning facility may not permit any person less than
2218 years of age, regardless of whether the person has the
23permission of a parent or guardian, to use tanning equipment or
24a device defined as equipment that emits ultraviolet (UV)
25radiation used for tanning of the skin, such as a sunlamp,
26tanning booth, or tanning bed that emits electromagnetic



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1radiation with wavelengths in the air between 200 and 400
2nanometers. For the purposes of this Section, "tanning
3equipment" includes any accompanying equipment, such as
4protective eyewear, timers, and handrails. "Tanning equipment"
5does not include any of the following:
6        (a) Phototherapy devices utilized by appropriate
7    health care professionals under the direct supervision of a
8    physician who is trained in the use of phototherapy
9    devices.
10        (b) Devices used for personal use in a private
11    residence.
12        (c) Devices intended for purposes other than the
13    irradiation of human skin.
14        (d) Devices used to apply chemicals to the skin to
15    achieve a bronze color, commonly referred to as spray-on,
16    mist-on, or sunless tans.
17(Source: P.A. 87-636.)