Health & Safety Code Section 145.008
(a)A tanning facility shall have an operator present during operating hours. The operator must:
(1)be sufficiently knowledgeable in the correct operation of the tanning devices used at the facility;
(2)instruct, inform, and assist each customer in the proper use of the tanning devices;
(3)complete and maintain records required by this chapter; and
(4)explain or otherwise inform each customer initially using the tanning facility of:
(A)the potential hazards of and protective measures necessary for ultraviolet radiation;
(B)the requirement that protective eyewear be worn while using a tanning device;
(C)the possibility of photosensitivity or of a photoallergic reaction to certain drugs, medicine, or other agents when a person is subjected to the sun or ultraviolet radiation;
(D)the correlation between skin type and exposure time;
(E)the maximum exposure time to the facility’s devices;
(F)the biological process of tanning; and
(G)the dangers of and the necessity to avoid overexposure to ultraviolet radiation.
(b)Before each use of a tanning device, the operator shall provide with each device clean and properly sanitized protective eyewear that protects the eyes from ultraviolet radiation and allows adequate vision to maintain balance. The protective eyewear shall be located in the immediate area of each tanning device and shall be provided without charge to each user of a tanning device. The operator may not allow a person to use a tanning device if that person does not use protective eyewear that meets the requirements of the United States Food and Drug Administration. The operator also shall show each customer how to use suitable physical aids, such as handrails and markings on the floor, to maintain proper exposure distance as recommended by the manufacturer of the tanning device.
(c)The tanning facility operator shall clean and properly sanitize the body contact surfaces of a tanning device after each use of the tanning device.
(d)The tanning facility shall use a timer with an accuracy of at least plus or minus 10 percent of the maximum timer interval of the tanning device. The operator shall limit the exposure time of a customer on a tanning device to the maximum exposure time recommended by the manufacturer. A timer shall be located so that a customer cannot set or reset the customer’s exposure time. The operator shall control the temperature of the customer contact surfaces of a tanning device and the surrounding area so that it may not exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
(e)Before a customer uses a tanning facility’s tanning device for the first time and each time a person executes or renews a contract to use a tanning facility, the person must provide photo identification and sign a written statement acknowledging that the person has read and understood the required warnings before using the device and agrees to use protective eyewear.
(f)To ensure the proper operation of the tanning equipment, a tanning facility may not allow a person younger than 18 years of age to use a tanning device.
(g)Repealed by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1381, Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2013.
(h)When a tanning device is in use by a person, another person may not be allowed in the area of the tanning device.
(i)A record of each customer using a tanning device shall be maintained at the tanning facility at least until the third anniversary of the date of the customer’s last use of a tanning device. The record shall include:
(1)the date and time of the customer’s use of a tanning device;
(2)the length of time the tanning device was used;
(3)any injury or illness resulting from the use of a tanning device;
(4)any written informed consent statement required to be signed under Subsection (e);
(5)the customer’s skin type, as determined by the customer by using the Fitzpatrick scale for classifying a skin type;
(6)whether the customer has a family history of skin cancer; and
(7)whether the customer has a past medical history of skin cancer.
(j)An operator shall keep an incident log at each tanning facility. The log shall be maintained at the tanning facility at least until the third anniversary of the date of an incident. The log shall include each:
(2)use of a tanning device by a customer not wearing protective eyewear;
(3)mechanical problem with a tanning device; and
(k)Repealed by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 838 , Sec. 3.030(26), eff. September 1, 2015.
Section 145.008 — Operational Requirements,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.145.htm#145.008 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).