Or. Admin. R. 331-905-0095 - General Standards for Specialty Body Piercing

(1) The cleanliness of any common area in a facility is the responsibility of each license holder. All license holders may be cited for violations found in the common area.
(2) An individual licensed to perform services in a field of practice or a licensed facility owner must:
(a) Use and maintain appropriate equipment and instruments for providing services in a field of practice at the place of business;
(b) Use all equipment, instruments and supplies, including but not limited to marking instruments, in a manner described in the manufacturer's instructions which is consistent with the manufacturer's intended use of the device by the FDA;
(c) Ensure a high-level disinfectant is used in accordance with manufacturer's instructions to disinfect surfaces where services are performed;
(d) Ensure all chemicals are stored in labeled, closed containers;
(e) Ensure that single-use disposable paper products, single-use needles, sterilized jewelry and protective gloves are used for each client. Use of towels and linens are prohibited;
(f) Have unrestricted access to a sink with hot and cold running water on the facility premises and separate from a restroom.
(g) Ensure restrooms located within the facility are kept clean and in good working order at all times. Air blowers within restrooms can be substituted for disposable hand towels;
(h) Ensure all waste material related to a service, be enclosed in a glove or bag, disposed of in a covered container with a garbage liner following a service on a client. Service-related waste is prohibited from being disposed of in non-service related areas, such as lobby or waiting areas;
(i) Ensure all sharp objects that come in contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials be disposed of in a sharps container;
(j) Ensure biohazard labels or red biohazard bags are available on the facility premises;
(k) Adhere to all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Standards;
(l) Ensure pets or other animals are not on the premises of the body art facility unless they service animals recognized by the American with Disabilities Act or to fish in aquariums or nonpoisonous reptiles in terrariums;
(m) Ensure all disinfecting solutions or agents be kept at adequate strengths to maintain effectiveness, be free of foreign material and be available for immediate use at all times the facility is open for business;
(n) Ensure that all instruments that come in contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials be either disposed of or sterilized; and
(o) Ensure that all jewelry used for initial piercings is sterilized before use on a client in accordance with OAR 331-900-0125.
(3) A licensee must wear eye goggles, shields or a mask if spattering is possible while providing services.
(4) All substances must be dispensed in a single-use container and discarded at the end of each procedure to prevent cross contamination.
(5) Cross contamination from touch or air particulates in any procedure area that comes in direct contact with client is prohibited.
(6) Between each service area there must be a clean nonporous barrier unless services are being provided under an event facility license in which five feet must be between each client to prevent contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials.


Or. Admin. R. 331-905-0095
HLA 10-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-12; HLA 15-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-15-12 thru 4-12-13; HLA 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 1-16-13; HLA 15-2013, f. 12-30-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14; HLO 1-2018, amend filed 01/04/2018, effective 1/4/2018

Statutory/Other Authority: 676.615, 690.390 & 690.405

Statutes/Other Implemented: 690.390 & 690.405

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