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21-842.1.


21-842.1.
   
   A. It shall be unlawful for any person to perform or offer to perform
   body piercing on a child under eighteen (18) years of age unless the
   parent or legal guardian of such child gives written consent for the
   procedure and the parent or legal guardian of the child is present
   during the procedure.
   
   B. As used in this section and Section 3 of this act:
   
   1. "Body piercing" means a procedure in which an opening is created in
   a human body solely for the purpose of inserting jewelry or other
   decoration; provided, however, the term does not include ear piercing;
   
   2. "Operator" means any person who owns, controls, operates, conducts,
   or manages any permanent body piercing establishment, whether actually
   performing the work of body piercing or not. A mobile unit, including,
   but not limited to, a mobile home, recreational vehicle, or any other
   nonpermanent facility, shall not be used as a permanent body piercing
   establishment; and
   
   3. "Artist" means the person who actually performs the body piercing
   procedure.
   
   C. The provisions of this act shall not apply to any act of a licensed
   practitioner of the healing arts performed in the course of such
   practitioner's practice.
   

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