Owners and operators of body piercing salons are required to obtain an annual operating permit from their county Health Department.
Chapter 64E-19 outlines minimum requirements for body piercing establishments, including cleaning and sterilization of instruments and jewelry, piercing procedures, injury reporting, customer and other facility records, infection control training for piercers, and informed consent issues for minors under age 18.
These facilities are inspected yearly by the regional biomedical waste coordinater, located at the Florida Department of Health in Alachua County along with a communicable disease nurse.
For more information on this program, contact the Florida Department of Health in Alachua County at (352) 334-7930 or write to:
Florida Department of Health in Alachua County
ATTN: BMW Coordinator
224 SE 24th Street
Gainesville, FL 32656