ASSEMBLY, No. 4412

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

221st LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED MAY 16, 2024

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman  GREGORY E. MYHRE

District 9 (Ocean)

Assemblyman  BRIAN E. RUMPF

District 9 (Ocean)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblymen Simonsen, Guardian, McGuckin, McClellan, Bergen, Kanitra, Sauickie, Inganamort, Auth, Assemblywomen Dunn and Fantasia

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Establishes certification process for non-physicians to perform laser tattoo removal.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning laser tattoo removal by non-physicians and supplementing Title 45 of the Revised Statutes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    a.  As used in this act:

     “Board of Medical Examiners” or “board” means the State Board of Medical Examiners.

     “Laser tattoo removal” means the removal of tattoo ink through the application of laser technology.

     “Non-physician” means an individual who is not licensed to practice medicine and surgery in this State.

     b.    The board shall establish requirements to allow a non-physician to obtain certification to perform laser tattoo removal.  The requirements shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

     (1) qualifications of a non-physician to provide tattoo removal services;

     (2) development or approval of testing; and

     (3) continuing education for certification renewal.

     c.     A non-physician shall not offer tattoo removal services without certification.

     d.    A certification in tattoo removal services is to be renewed on a biennial basis with the board.

     e.     The board, in consultation with the Department of Health, shall promulgate rules and regulations pursuant to the “Administrative Procedure Act,” P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.) to effectuate the purposes of this act.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect on the first day of the third month next following enactment, except that the board may take any anticipatory administrative action in advance as shall be necessary for the implementation of this act.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill directs the Board of Medical Examiners to establish requirements to allow a non-physician to obtain certification to perform laser tattoo removal.  The requirements are to include qualifications of a non-physician to provide tattoo removal services, development or approval of testing, and continuing education for certification renewal.

     Under the bill, a non-physician is required to obtain certification before offering laser tattoo removal services.  A certification in tattoo removal services is to be renewed on a biennial basis with the board.