Indoor Tanning Facilities
Indoor tanning raises the risk of skin cancer, especially in children and younger adults. MSDH regulates tanning facilities, equipment and operation.
The following items must be submitted to register a new tanning facility.
Fees and other payments related to tanning facilities must be made electronically through MSDH's online payment portal.
Recent rule changes by the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) require that stickers, emblems or labels bearing the following information be placed on all new and existing tanning beds/booths by August 26, 2015.
Section 21 CFR 878.4635(b)(6)(A) of the FDA Code of Federal Regulations addresses the new requirements. This change was made as the result of FDA reclassifying tanning units from Class I (general controls) which are exempt from premarket notification to Class II (special controls) which require premarket notification.
For questions or concerns, contact the MSDH Office of Environmental Health at 601-576-7690.
The following are sources for training and certification for operation of a tanning device.
|Indoor Tanning and Skin Cancer||http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/basic_info/indoor_tanning.htm|
|The Risks of Indoor Tanning||http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm213022.htm|
|What Tanning Type Are You?||http://www.skincancer.org/prevention/are-you-at-risk/fitzpatrick-skin-quiz|
|Tanning Facility Regulations||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,401,60,html|
|Excise tax information||http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Excise-Tax-on-Indoor-Tanning-Services-Frequently-Asked-Questions|
|Ultraviolet Radiation Warning Statement||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,6292,401,pdf/DangerUV.pdf|
|Photosensitizing Medications List||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,6495,401,pdf/PhotosensitizingMedications.pdf|
|Tanning Operator List||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,6319,401,pdf/Form154.pdf|
|Operating and Safety Procedures||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,6513,401,pdf/TanningFacilityOperatingProcedures.pdf|
|Tanning operator payment portal||https://www.ms.gov/msdh/tanningportal/|
|Download sample black box warning labels||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,6529,401,pdf/BlackBoxTanningLabels.pdf|
|International Smart Tan Network||http://smarttan.com/|
|National Tanning Training Institute||https://www.tanningtraining.com|
|Sun is Life||https://www.sunislife.com/|
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