SECTION 1. Chapter 111 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 5R:-
Section 5S. The department of public health is hereby authorized and directed to promulgate rules and regulations relative to the licensure and monitoring of persons engaged in the business or practice of body art or body piercing. Such rules and regulations shall include but not be limited to the following: Developing an insured consent form to be signed by the patient prior to body art application, with documentation of discussion of the risks and benefits of the procedure and alternative treatments if the consumer is dissatisfied with existing body art. The consent should include a realistic discussion of the process that may be involved to attempt to remove body art and the risk of scarring and infection from body art or body piercing. No consumer shall have body art applied who is clearly intoxicated or under the influence of hypnotic, narcotic, hallucinogenic or other mind altering drugs or medications. Applying body art on any person not yet 18 years of age shall be prohibited within the commonwealth.
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