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  577.665.  Minors, parental consent required, when — definitions — standard consent form — violations, penalty — contingent effective date. — 1.  As used in this section, the following terms shall mean:

  (1)  "Tanning device", any equipment that emits electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths in the air between two hundred and four hundred nanometers used for tanning of the skin, including but not limited to a sunlamp, tanning booth or tanning bed;

  (2)  "Tanning facility", any location, place, area, structure, or business which provides persons access to any tanning device for a fee, membership dues, or any other form of compensation.

  2.  Prior to any person less than seventeen years of age using a tanning device in a tanning facility, a parent or guardian of such person shall annually appear in person at the tanning facility and sign a written statement acknowledging that the parent or guardian has read and understands the warnings given by the tanning facility and consents to the person's use of a tanning device at the tanning facility.

  3.  The department of health and senior services shall, by rule, develop a standard consent form to be used by all tanning facilities operating in this state.  Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028.  This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2014, shall be invalid and void.

  4.  Any tanning facility that violates the provisions of this section shall be subject to a fine of one hundred dollars for a first violation, two hundred fifty dollars for a second violation, and five hundred dollars for each subsequent violation.  Every use of a tanning device in a tanning facility in violation of this section is a separate offense.

  *5.  The duties and penalties provided under this section shall not take effect or be enforced until the rule containing the standard consent form has been adopted pursuant to subsection 3 of this section.


(L. 2014 H.B. 1411)

*Revisor's Note:  The rule containing the standard consent form, 19 CSR 20-12.010, became effective April 30, 2015.

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