Weddin Shire Council

Skin Penetration

Skin Penetration

The Public Health Act 2010 and Public Health Regulation 2012 regulates body decorating and grooming practices carried out by people who are not registered as health professionals. The regulated body decorating and grooming industries include:

  • acupuncture
  • beauty treatments
  • body, nose and ear piercing
  • cosmetic enhancements
  • colonic lavage
  • tattooing; and
  • blood cholesterol and glucose measurement

Hairdressing and other body decorating and grooming practices which do not deliberately pierce the skin are not regulated.

The regulation specifies procedures to prevent disease transmission, requires operators to be registered with the local council and empowers environmental health officers to carry out inspections.

Legislation

  • NSW Public Health Act 2010
  • NSW Public Health Regulations 2012

The following factsheets have been accessed from the NSW Health Department website http://www.health.nsw.gov.au