Tanning Facilities

Tanning Facilities - Material from the Radiation Control Program

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All tanning establishments are inspected by the Board of Health to ensure compliance with the State Sanitary Code.
Date of Record:  April 2017

Dear Tanning Facility Operator:

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) recently amended the regulations related to tanning facilities - 105 CMR 123.000: Tanning Facilities. The main purpose of the amendments was to incorporate changes in state law that restrict people under the age of 18 from either using or operating a tanning device. DPH also updated the regulations to make them consistent with US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements regarding tanning devices and to clarify existing requirements. The changes went into effect on February 24, 2017.

Please see Notice to Tanning Facilities Operators and Tanning Facilities Regulations under "Resources" at the bottom of this page.