GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
HOUSE BILL 18
Short Title: Youth Skin Cancer Prevention Act.
Representatives Hollo, Fulghum, Horn, and Murry (Primary Sponsors).
For a complete list of Sponsors, refer to the North Carolina General Assembly Web Site.
Health and Human Services.
January 31, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
AN ACT TO raise the minimum age for legal use of tanning equipment without a written prescription from fourteen to eighteen years of age.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. This act shall be known as the Youth Skin Cancer Prevention Act.
SECTION 2. G.S. 104E-9.1(a) reads as rewritten:
"(a) Operators of tanning equipment and owners of tanning facilities subject to rules adopted pursuant to this Chapter shall comply with or ensure compliance with the following:
(1) The operator shall provide to each consumer a warning statement that defines the potential hazards and consequences of exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Before allowing the consumer's initial use of the tanning equipment, the operator shall obtain the signature of the consumer on the warning statement acknowledging receipt of the warning.
(2) The operator
shall not allow a person
13 years and youngerunder 18 years of age
to use tanning equipment without a written prescription from the person's medical
physicianmedical physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner
specifying the nature of the medical condition requiring the treatment, the
number of visits, and the time of exposure for each visit.
(3) Neither an operator nor an owner shall claim or distribute promotional materials that claim that using tanning equipment is safe or free from risk or that using tanning equipment will result in medical or health benefits."
SECTION 3. This act becomes effective October 1, 2013.