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Body Piercing

Florida Department of Health in Washington County

Program Description

Body piercing is an invasive procedure that presents the potential for infection. It can result in infections of the pierced site, especially if aftercare procedures are not followed. Blood borne pathogen transmission, such as Hepatitis B, is possible if minimum sanitary and safety standards are not met.

Permits are valid from October 1 through September 30.

Links

Environmental Health - Body Piercing Program

The above site contains information regarding the Florida Department of Health's Body Piercing Program, including links to training for piercers and operators, and 381.0075, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapter 64E-19, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).