The Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations require businesses that undertake processes which penetrate the skin to provide written information to all clients about the transmission of infectious diseases associated with the process.
Any procedure that results in the penetration of the skin gives rise to increased risks to infection, particularly where blood may be drawn.
Illnesses such as hepatitis B and C, and HIV/AIDS can be spread by blood-to-blood contact.
The Department of Health and Human Services has developed client information sheets in regards to Body Piercing, Tattooing and Hair Removal that you may wish to provide to your clients as part of these requirements. These sheets also contain information regarding after care advice and operator requirements.
These Information Sheets can be obtained online:
If you need a hard copy simply contact us.