Electrology, body art, body piercing, and tattooing—Rules, sterilization requirements.
The secretary of health shall adopt by rule requirements, in accordance with nationally recognized professional standards, for precautions against the spread of disease, including the sterilization of needles and other instruments, including sharps and jewelry, employed by electrologists, persons engaged in the practice of body art, body piercing, and tattoo artists. The secretary shall consider the standard precautions for infection control, as recommended by the United States centers for disease control, and guidelines for infection control, as recommended by national industry standards in the adoption of these sterilization requirements.
Effective date—2009 c 412 §§ 1-21:
See RCW 18.300.901
Definition of body art, body piercing, and tattooing: RCW 18.300.010