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FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE ANNOTATED
TITLE 64 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 
BOARD OF MEDICINE 
CHAPTER 64B8-2 DEFINITIONS 
64B8-2.002, F.A.C. 
64B8-2.002 Tattooing: General Supervision. 

The term "general supervision," as applied to tattooing under the provisions of Section 877.04(1), Florida Statutes, shall mean the supervision of the tattooist by a supervising physician, osteopathic physician, or dentist, which supervision shall not require the physical presence of the supervisor when procedures are performed, but shall require the following items:
(1) The supervising physician, osteopathic physician, or dentist, initially upon assuming duties as the supervisor and semiannually thereafter, shall review and inspect the techniques, procedures, and equipment utilized by the tattooist in the performance of tattooing.
(2) The supervising physician, osteopathic physician, or dentist shall provide semi-annual training for the tattooist in the areas of infection control, sterilization, and emergency procedures.
(3) The supervising physician, osteopathic physician, or dentist and the tattooist shall develop jointly written procedures regarding the medical condition for individuals to receive tattoos, treatment of routine minor problems resulting during or from tattooing, and detailed procedures to be followed in the event of emergency situations developing during the performance of or as a result of tattooing. These written procedures will be maintained in a readily available location on the premises of the tattooist, and a copy shall be maintained by the supervising physician, osteopathic physician, or dentist. Such written procedures will be readily available for inspection and review by agents of any or all of the following: The Department of Health, the Board of Medicine, the Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, and the Board of Dentistry. 

AUTHORITY

Specific Authority 458.309, 877.04(1) Fla. Stat. Law Implemented 877.04(1) Fla. Stat.


HISTORY

New 9-24-92, Amended 1-20-93, Formerly 21M-29.002, 61F6-29.002, 59R-2.002. 



Florida Statutes

TITLE XLVI CRIMES
CHAPTER 877 MISCELLANEOUS CRIMES

877.04 Tattooing prohibited; penalty. ——

(1) It is unlawful for any person to tattoo> the body of any human being; except that <tattooing> may be performed by a person licensed to practice medicine or dentistry under chapters 458 and 459 or chapter 466, or by a person under his or her general supervision as defined by the Board of Medicine.

(2) Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

(3) No body of a minor shall be <tattooed without the written notarized consent of the parent or legal guardian.

History. —— ss. 1, 2, ch. 59-439; s. 1, ch. 69-118; s. 1148, ch. 71-136; s. 1, ch. 77-174; s. 124, ch. 92-149; s. 23, ch. 93-260; s. 1426, ch. 97-102.



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64B8-2.002 Tattooing: General Supervision.

The term general supervision, as applied to tattooing under the provisions of
Section 877.04(1), Florida Statutes, shall mean the supervision of the tattooist
by a supervising physician, osteopathic physician, or dentist, which
supervision shall not require the physical presence of the supervisor when procedures
are performed, but shall require the following items:

(1) The supervising physician, osteopathic physician, or dentist, initially
upon assuming duties as the supervisor and semiannually thereafter, shall
review and inspect the techniques, procedures, and equipment utilized by the
tattooist in the performance of tattooing.

(2) The supervising physician, osteopathic physician, or dentist shall
provide semi-annual training for the tattooist in the areas of infection
control, sterilization, and emergency procedures.

(3) The supervising physician, osteopathic physician, or dentist and the
tattooist shall develop jointly written procedures regarding the medical
condition for individuals to receive tattoos, treatment of routine minor
problems resulting during or from tattooing, and detailed procedures to be
followed in the event of emergency situations developing during the performance
of or as a result of tattooing. These written procedures will be maintained
in a readily available location on the premises of the tattooist, and a copy
shall be maintained by the supervising physician, osteopathic physician, or dentist.
Such written procedures will be readily available for inspection and review by
agents of any or all of the following: The Department of Health, the Board of
Medicine, the Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, and the Board of Dentistry.

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