(210 ILCS 145/25)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 8351-25)
(1) Each tanning facility shall have on
hand at all times an operator adequately trained in the correct operation
of the facility so as to be able to inform and assist the public in its
proper use. Each operator shall perform the following functions as a
precondition to the public having access to the tanning facility being
made to the public:
(a) The operator shall require each person desiring
to use the facility to fill out a form specifying any and all prescription medicines and over-the-counter medications they are presently taking. The form shall be kept as a permanent record of the individual's attendance and progress.
(b) The operator shall require each person desiring
to use a tanning facility to use protective eyewear.
(c) The operator shall instruct the user in the
proper position to maintain in relation to the tanning lamps within the facility; the position of the safety railing, if applicable; the manual switching device to terminate the radiation in case of emergency; and a recommended time of exposure.
(d) The operator shall monitor the use of the
facility to ensure that the interior temperature does not exceed 100 degrees fahrenheit or 34 degrees centigrade.
(e) The operator shall inspect the facility to ensure
that the floors are dry. The floors are to be made dry prior to each individual's use.
(f) The operator shall give each person using the
facility a written copy of the warning required under subsection (h) of Section 20 of this Act prior to each person's use of the facility. The operator shall post signs warning consumers of the potential effects of radiation on persons taking medication and the relationship of radiation to skin cancer.
(g) The operator shall be responsible for proper
sanitizing procedures for all sunlamp equipment and protective eyewear between every user.
(2) A tanning facility may not permit any person less than 18 years of age, regardless of whether the person has the permission of a parent or guardian, to use tanning equipment or a device defined as equipment that emits ultraviolet (UV) radiation used for tanning of the skin, such as a sunlamp, tanning booth, or tanning bed that emits electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths in the air between 200 and 400 nanometers. For the purposes of this Section, "tanning equipment" includes any accompanying equipment, such as protective eyewear, timers, and handrails. "Tanning equipment" does not include any of the following:
(a) Phototherapy devices utilized by appropriate
health care professionals under the direct supervision of a physician who is trained in the use of phototherapy devices.
(b) Devices used for personal use in a private
(c) Devices intended for purposes other than the
irradiation of human skin.
(d) Devices used to apply chemicals to the skin to
achieve a bronze color, commonly referred to as spray-on, mist-on, or sunless tans.
(Source: P.A. 98-349, eff. 1-1-14.)