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Welsh model byelaws for acupuncture, tattooing, semi-permanent skin-colouring, cosmetic piercing and electrolysis
Legislation intended to increase health protection and reduce the risk of infections.
Local authorities are responsible for the regulation and control of businesses carrying out the procedures of acupuncture, tattooing, semi-permanent skin-colouring, cosmetic piercing, and electrolysis in their area.
Local authorities’ main powers for doing so are provided under Sections 14 and 15 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (external link)(as amended by Local Government Act 2003).
This legislation enables local authorities to require businesses that carry out these specific procedures to register themselves and the premises they operate from and to observe byelaws for securing the cleanliness of premises, operators and equipment.
It is recognised that certain medical risks are attached to these procedures, particularly as a result of inappropriate sterilisation of needles. The Welsh Government therefore developed Welsh model byelaws which make provisions to reflect current infection control advice and industry practice.
The draft model byelaws were issued for consultation to stakeholders in 2008.
Following the consultation, the final Welsh model byelaws have been produced. A report on the consultation and guidance note outlining the procedure for making and seeking confirmation of these byelaws is also available.
For further information please contact: Health.Protection@wales.gsi.gov.uk