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PUBLIC HEALTH CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 368 of 1978
333.13104 Tattooing, branding, or performing body piercing; licensure of body art facility required; application; form; issuance; duration; temporary license; fees; adjustment.
(1) An individual shall not tattoo
, brand, or perform body piercing on another individual unless the tattooing, branding, or body piercing occurs at a body art facility licensed under this part. Any tattooing, branding, or body piercing occurring in this state other than at a facility licensed under this part is considered an imminent danger under section 2251 or 2451 and the department or a local health department shall order the immediate cessation of that activity in the manner prescribed in this act.
(2) The owner or operator of a body art facility shall apply to the department for a body art facility license under this part on a form provided by the department and at the time of application shall pay to the department the appropriate fee prescribed under subsection (4). The department shall issue a license on an annual basis to a body art facility that meets the requirements of this part or for a time period not to exceed 14 consecutive days to a temporary body art facility that meets the requirements of this part.
(3) If the department determines that the application is complete and the body art facility proposed or operated by the applicant meets the requirements of this part and any rules promulgated under this part, the department shall issue the appropriate license to the applicant for the operation of that body art facility. Except for a temporary license issued under this part, the license is effective for up to 1 year and expires at 12 midnight on December 31. A temporary license issued under this part is effective for not more than 14 consecutive days and expires at 12 midnight on the date prescribed on the temporary license.
(4) Except as otherwise provided in this part, the applicant shall pay 1 of the following fees at the time of application for a body art facility license:
(a) For an annual license....................... $ 500.00.
(b) For a temporary license to operate a body
art facility at a fixed location for not more than
14 consecutive days.................................. $ 150.00.
(5) An applicant for a new annual license that is filed on or after July 1 shall only pay 50% of the fee prescribed in subsection (4)(a). A licensee that fails to submit an application for a license renewal on or before December 1, in addition to the license fee under subsection (4)(a), shall pay an additional $250.00 late fee.
(6) The department shall issue a duplicate license upon request of a licensee and the payment of a duplicate license fee of $50.00.
(7) Unless a different distribution is provided for in a cost reimbursement program under sections 2471 to 2498, the department shall distribute a portion of a fee collected under this section from an applicant or licensee to a local health department authorized to enforce this part under section 13108 as follows:
(a) From the annual license fee under subsection (4)(a) or (5) and, if applicable, from the late fee under subsection (5), 50%.
(b) From the temporary license fee under subsection (4)(b), 75%.
(c) From the duplicate license fee under subsection (6), 50%.
(8) The department shall adjust the fees prescribed in this section annually by an amount determined by the state treasurer to reflect the cumulative annual percentage change in the Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint consumer price index, but not by an amount that exceeds 5%. As used in this subsection, "Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint consumer price index" means the most comprehensive index of consumer prices available for the Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Flint areas from the bureau of labor statistics of the United States department of labor.
History: Add. 2007, Act 149, Imd. Eff. Dec. 13, 2007
Am. 2010, Act 375, Imd. Eff. Dec. 22, 2010
Popular Name: Act 368
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