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Powers and duties of the commissioner
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 35-A
§ 3554. Powers and duties of the commissioner. 1. The commissioner
shall inspect each tanning facility licensed under this article and each
ultraviolet radiation device used, offered, or made available for use in
such facility, not less than biennially. The commissioner may establish
a fee for such inspection, which shall not exceed two hundred dollars
per ultraviolet radiation device; provided, however, that no facility
shall be required to pay any such fee on more than one occasion in any
biennial registration period. The commissioner may appoint and
designate, from time to time, persons to make the inspections authorized
by this article.

2. The commissioner shall promulgate rules and regulations to carry
out the provisions of this article, including, but not limited to,

(a) requiring each tanning facility to conspicuously post the license
required by this article, and appropriate warning signs as prescribed by
the commissioner;

(b) requiring each tanning facility to provide informational pamphlets
to customers advising of conditions, such as the use of photosensitizing
drugs, under which the use of ultraviolet radiation is contraindicated;

(c) establishing standards for cleanliness, hygiene and safety; and

(d) requiring each tanning facility to provide safety goggles and any
other safety-related devices to customers without additional charge

3. The commissioner may by regulation authorize any county department
of health to administer this section within its jurisdiction.