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Restrictions on body piercing studios
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 4-A
§ 460-a. Restrictions on body piercing studios. 1. No owner, operator
or employee of a body piercing studio shall permit body piercing on a
person under eighteen years of age unless such person provides the body
piercing studio with the written consent, in a form prescribed by the
commissioner, of a parent or legal guardian to use such body piercing
studio. The parent or legal guardian shall sign such consent form in the
presence of the owner of the body piercing studio or a body piercing
specialist of such studio. Such original written consent shall be
retained by the body piercing studio for a period of twelve months and
may be retained off premises provided that an electronic image or
facsimile of the original signed consent form is readily available by
the owner or employee responsible for the operation of the body piercing

2. A written consent form signed by a parent or legal guardian
pursuant to subdivision one of this section shall expire twelve months
from the date it is signed by the parent or legal guardian. Upon the
expiration of a written consent form, a new written consent shall be
provided in the manner prescribed in subdivision one of this section
prior to the use of a body piercing studio by any person under eighteen
years of age.

3. This section shall be exclusive and shall preempt any contrary
local law or ordinance, except that this section shall not preempt or
supersede local laws or ordinances imposing additional stricter
restrictions on the operation of body piercing studios which are in
effect prior to the effective date of this section.