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SECTION 3556
Ultraviolet nail drying devices
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 35-A
§ 3556. Ultraviolet nail drying devices. 1. The department shall
review the existing medical and scientific literature, published
reports, and articles regarding the potential health hazards associated
with the use of ultraviolet nail drying devices and identify any health
hazards. As part of such review, the department shall consult with
experts in the fields of skin cancer research and human exposure to
artificial ultraviolet radiation. The department shall also review the
feasibility and effectiveness of requiring appearance enhancement
businesses conducting the practice of nail specialty, as defined in
subdivision four of section four hundred of the general business law, to
advise users of ultraviolet nail drying devices to apply a sunscreen or
a similar substance designed to block ultraviolet radiation to the hands
and wrists prior to using such device.

2. Upon completion of such review, based on the findings of the
department, the department of state may promulgate any regulations
deemed appropriate for governing the use of ultraviolet nail drying
devices by any appearance enhancement business, required to be licensed
by the department of state pursuant to article twenty-seven of the
general business law. If promulgated, such regulations shall include a
requirement that any appearance enhancement business conducting the
practice of nail specialty post a notice regarding any health hazards
associated with the use of ultraviolet nail dryers and any steps users
may take to mitigate such hazards in an area clearly visible to patrons
in the licensed premises or in the place where the practice of an
occupation licensed pursuant to article twenty-seven of the general
business law is conducted.