Kan. Admin. Regs. § 69-15-29 - Body piercing procedures

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

Body piercing technicians shall be responsible for adhering to the following standards while serving clients in the facility.

(a) Each technician shall observe and follow thorough handwashing procedures with soap and water or an equivalent handwashing product before and after serving each client and as needed to prevent cross contamination or transmission of body fluids, infections or exposure to service-related wastes or chemicals.
(b) Each technician shall cleanse the client's skin, excluding the areas surrounding the eyes, by washing it with an FDA-registered antiseptic solution applied with a clean, single-use paper product before and after piercing the client's skin.
(c) All substances shall be dispensed from containers in a manner to prevent contamination of the unused portion. Single-use tubes or containers and applicators shall be discarded following the piercing service.
(d) Any type of marking pen used by the technician shall be applied on cleansed skin only or shall be a surgical marking pen sanitized by design, including alcohol-based ink pens. The technician shall remove the tip of each body pencil used during a piercing, shall disinfect the body and the tip of the pencil, and shall sharpen the tip to remove the exposed edge.
(e) Use of styptic pencils or alum solids to control blood flow shall be prohibited.
(f) Aftercare shall be administered to each client following service. Aftercare shall consist of both verbal and written instructions concerning proper care of the pierced area. Instructions shall specify the following information:
(1) Care following service;
(2) possible side effects; and
(3) restrictions.
(g) Technicians who have open sores or bleeding lesions on their hands shall not have client contact until the lesions have healed to the scab phase. Each technician shall cover them with protective gloves or impervious bandages prior to contact with clients.
(h) Technicians shall wear eye goggles, shields, or masks if spattering is likely to occur while providing services.


Kan. Admin. Regs. § 69-15-29
Authorized by and implementing L. 1996, Ch. 138, Sec. 7; effective Aug. 22, 1997.

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