Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 425 -- Tattooing, Permanent Cosmetics, Body Piercing, and

Sponsor:  Cooper

This bill changes the laws regarding the practice of applying
permanent cosmetics, tattooing, body piercing, and branding.  In
its main provisions, the bill:

(1)  Defines "permanent cosmetics" and includes it within the
licensing and regulating provisions for tattooing, body piercing,
and branding;

(2)  Prohibits anyone from operating a tattoo, permanent
cosmetic, body piercing, or branding establishment or performing
these services unless licensed by the Division of Professional
Registration within the Department of Insurance, Financial
Institutions and Professional Registration;

(3)  Requires completion of bloodborne pathogen training programs
or its equivalent including infectious disease control, hygiene,
sanitation, and sterilization methods and techniques as well as
first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation;

(4)  Requires applicants for licensing in tattooing, permanent
cosmetics, body piercing, and branding to have at least 300 hours
of practical experience, with a minimum of 50 hours in each area
that the applicant has applied for licensure;

(5)  Specifies the number of hours of practical experience
necessary to receive an apprentice license in permanent
cosmetics.  In lieu of an apprentice license, an applicant may
submit proof of having successfully completed a course of study
in a school accredited by a state or federal government or
provide evidence showing that in the last seven years he or she
has practiced a minimum of three years in the area in which he or
she is applying for licensure;

(6)  Requires the inspection of a facility to ensure that it
complies with specified requirements prior to the issuance of an
establishment license; and

(7)  Allows licensure by reciprocity in the same practice area if
the other state, territory, or commonwealth has equivalent

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Missouri House of Representatives
95th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
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