In 1999, the Florida Legislature passed section 381.0075, Florida Statutes (F.S..), regulating the body-piercing industry. Chapter 64E-19, Florida Administrative Code [F.A.C..] prescribes the minimum sanitary and safety requirements related to the design, operation, and maintenance of body-piercing salons and temporary establishments.
Operators and piercers (defined in subsection 381.0075(2), F.S.. , and section 64E-19.002, F.A.C., respectively) must be trained in infection-control procedures prior to licensure of a body-piercing salon. Training courses are reviewed and accepted by the Department of Health, Bureau of Community Environmental Health, and are presented by individuals with the required knowledge, experience, and credentials.
License Application and Other Forms
In accordance with Chapter 64E-19, F.A.C.., body-piercing salons and temporary establishments require an operating license that is subject to annual renewal. Body-piercing licenses are issued by many of the Department of Health's county health departments. To apply for a license, complete the application form and submit it along with the required $200.00 license fee ($150.00 state fee plus $50.00 Lee County fee) to the Department of Health.
Owners and operators of body-piercing salons and temporary establishments also should have an injury-report form in the event of a report or complaint of injury. The completed form should be sent to the Lee County Health Department.
The following four forms are provided here as a service to assist body-piercing salons in complying with the record-keeping requirements of Chapter 64E-19, F.A.C.. Use of these specific forms is voluntary and is not required by the Department of Health. If you prefer to continue to use your present forms, please do so.