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Australia30/08/15
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AustraliaAustralian Capital Territory2013YOutright ban from 31 Dec 2014RADIATION PROTECTION (SOLARIUMS PROHIBITION) AMENDMENT REGULATION 2013 (No 1) under Radiation Protection Act 200630/08/15
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AustraliaNew South Wales2013YOutright ban from 31 Dec 2014New South Wales Government. Radiation control regulation 2013 made under the Radiation Control Act 199030/08/15
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AustraliaNorthern Territory?Y(No commercial tanning bed operators)See http://www.health.nt.gov.au/Environmental_Health/Radiation_Protection/index.aspx#Legislation30/08/15
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AustraliaQueensland2012YOutright ban from 31 Dec 2014Radiation Safety Amendment Regulation (No. 1) 201230/08/15
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AustraliaSouth Australia2013YOutright ban from 31 Dec 2014Radiation Protection and Control (Non-Ionising Radiation) Regulations 2013
http://www.legislation.sa.gov.au/LZ/C/R/RADIATION%20PROTECTION%20AND%20CONTROL%20(NON-IONISING%20RADIATION)%20REGULATIONS%202013/CURRENT/2013.254.UN.PDF
30/08/15
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AustraliaTasmania2012YOutright ban from 31 Dec 2014?30/08/15
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AustraliaVictoria2013YOutright ban from 31 Dec 2014Radiation Amendment Act 2013
http://www.legislation.vic.gov.au/Domino/Web_Notes/LDMS/PubStatbook.nsf/f932b66241ecf1b7ca256e92000e23be/A38D22413EAF22DECA257C0C000C966C/$FILE/13-059aa%20authorised.pdf
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AustraliaWestern Australia2008YYOutright ban from 31 Dec 2015Radiation Safety (General) Regulations 1983
http://www.slp.wa.gov.au/pco/prod/FileStore.nsf/Documents/MRDocument:27854P/$FILE/Radiation%20Safety%20(General)%20Regulations%201983%20-%20[03-f0-01].pdf?OpenElement
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Austria2010Y18http://www.vienna.at/solarium-verbot-fuer-jugendliche-tritt-in-kraft/news-20100831-11583022Solarium Regulations 201030/08/15
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Belgium2007Y18Ban skin type I, people who have had skin cancer. Warning signs. Royal decree. Details at http://economie.fgov.be/fr/entreprises/securite_produits_et_services/Zonnecentra/#.V6QNPFT5iHsRoyal Decree. Arrêté royal modifiant l’arrêté royal du 20 juin 2002 relatif aux conditions d’exploitation des centres de bronzage (22.11.2007). 05/08/16
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Brazil 2009YGarcez J. Battle for Brazil. The state vs. tanning. The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal 2011; 12: 63-4Outright sunbed ban RDC 56/09, 11/11/200930/08/15
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Canada 2014Regulations require labelling of UV output and tanning times, warning labels, effective protective goggles, timer and other construction standards. Radiation Emitting Devices Regulations (Tanning Equipment) http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/radiation/tan-bronzage/index-eng.php30/08/15
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Alberta2015Y18All other use supervised; advertising and signage must disclose risksEffective 2018-01-01
Bill 22 SKIN CANCER PREVENTION (ARTIFICIAL TANNING) ACT
Bill 22 Skin Cancer Prevention (Artificial Tanning) Act:http://www.qp.alberta.ca/documents/Acts/s07p9.pdf
Regulations:http://www.qp.alberta.ca/1266.cfm?page=2017_233.cfm&leg_type=Regs&isbncln=9780779799855
03/06/18
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British Columbia2012Y18Effective 15/10/12Public Health Act, Regulated Activities Regulationhttp://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/loo99/loo99/161_2011#section3.103/06/18
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Manitoba2015Y18Bill 11, The Public Health Amendment Act (Prohibiting Children’s Use of Tanning Equipment and Other Amendments)https://web2.gov.mb.ca/bills/40-4/pdf/b011.pdf17/11/15
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Newfoundland & Labrador2012Y19Effective 13/1/14Bill 27 An Act to Regulate the Personal Services Industryhttp://www.assembly.nl.ca/legislation/sr/annualstatutes/2012/p07-2.c12.htm30/08/15
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New Brunswick2013Y19Effective 24/6/13Bill 30, Skin Cancer Prevention Act (Tanning Beds), 2013http://www.gnb.ca/legis/bill/pdf/57/3/Bill-54.pdf30/08/15
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Northwest Territories2013Y19Effective 1/3/13Public Health Act, Personal Service Establishment Regulationshttps://www.justice.gov.nt.ca/en/files/legislation/public-health/public-health.r1.pdf30/08/15
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Nova Scotia2010Y19Effective 31/5/11Bill 102, An Act to Regulate Tanning Beds
Bill 102, An Act to Regulate Tanning Beds
https://nslegislature.ca/sites/default/files/legc/PDFs/annual%20statutes/2010%20Fall/c044.pdf
Regulations:https://novascotia.ca/just/regulations/regs/tbtanfac.htm
03/06/18
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Capital Regional District of Victoria, British Columbia2011Y18Capital Regional District Bylaw No. 3711
https://www.crd.bc.ca/docs/default-source/health-pdf/tanning-bylaw-public-information-bulletin-.pdf?sfvrsn=0
17/11/15
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Ontario2013Y18Effective 1/5/14Bill 30, Skin Cancer Prevention Act (Tanning Beds), 2013http://www.ontla.on.ca/bills/bills-files/40_Parliament/Session2/b030ra.pdf 30/08/15
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Oakville, Ontario2012Y18The Corporation of the Town of Oakville By-Law Number 2012-047
https://www.crd.bc.ca/docs/default-source/health-pdf/tanning-bylaw-public-information-bulletin-.pdf?sfvrsn=0
17/11/15
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Prince Edward Island2013Y18Effective 1/9/13Bill 6 Public Health Acthttp://www.assembly.pe.ca/bills/pdf_first/64/3/bill-6.pdf30/08/15
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Quebec2013Y18Effective 11/2/13Bill 74 An act to prevent skin cancer caused by artificial tanning
http://www2.publicationsduquebec.gouv.qc.ca/dynamicSearch/telecharge.php?type=5&file=2012C16A.PDF
30/08/15
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Saskatchewan2015Y18Effective 1/11/15Health Hazard Regulations amendment, 2015http://www.qp.gov.sk.ca/documents/english/Regulations/Regulations/p37-1r10.pdf17/11/15
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Denmark2014Limits on UV output, requirement for information postershttps://www.retsinformation.dk/Forms/R0710.aspx?id=16365402/09/15
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Finland2012Y18Radiation Protection Act amendment30/08/15
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France2014Y18Trained operator, protective goggles, warning notices, limit on UV-B component, no claims of health benefits, registration of sunbeds, inspection every two years, no promotional rates.Décret n° 2013-1261,
Arrêté du 20 octobre 2014 relatif à l'information et aux avertissements destinés aux exploitants et aux utilisateurs d'appareils de bronzage,
Arrêté du 20 octobre 2014 relatif à la traçabilité des appareils de bronzage et fixant les modalités du contrôle de ces appareils et les conditions d'accréditation des organismes chargés du contrôle
http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/eli/decret/2013/12/27/AFSP1319983D/jo/texte
http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do?cidTexte=JORFTEXT000029644355&dateTexte=&categorieLien=id
http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do?cidTexte=JORFTEXT000029644276&categorieLien=id



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Germany2009Y18Max effectve irradiance 0.3 W/m2, staff training, provision of health information, documentation, fines for infringement (Regulated in the additional sun bed ordinance (UVSV, 2012))Law (NiSG): effective since 04/08/09 (ban for under 18s)

Sun Bed Ordinance (UVSV): effective since 01/01/12 (additional requirements)
Gesetz zur Regelung des Schutzes vor nichtionisierender Strahlung (NiSG, 2009)

Verordnung zum Schutz vor schädlichen Wirkungen künstlicher ultravioletter Strahlung (UVSV, 2012)
NiSG:
http://www.bgbl.de/xaver/bgbl/start.xav#__bgbl__%2F%2F*[%40attr_id%3D%27bgbl109s2433.pdf%27]__1442572957139

UVSV:
http://www.bgbl.de/xaver/bgbl/start.xav#__bgbl__%2F%2F*[%40attr_id%3D%27bgbl111s1412.pdf%27]__1442573170191
18/09/15
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Iceland2011Y18Ban on under 18sSolarium Regulations30/08/15
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Iran2008YOutright ban – unconfirmed: http://www.arabianbusiness.com/iran-bans-sunbeds-over-health-concerns-47644.html30/08/15
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Ireland2014Y18Informed consent, restrictions on promotions, registration fee, supervised operationAge restriction effective 21/7/14, the rest as of 2/3/15Public Health (Sunbeds Act) 201430/08/15
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Israel2014Y18Informed consent, warning signs, maintain records, goggles (disinfected between uses)Licensing of Businesses Regulations (Health warning in tanning salons) 2014www.health.gov.il/LegislationLibrary/Klali_08.pdf12/10/15
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Italy2011Y18Tanning Solarium Regulations (Italy) 2011. Regulations implementing Article 10, paragraph 1 of Law 4 January 1990, n. 1 relating to electromechanical devices used for this activity 'as a beautician. (11G0151)30/08/15
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Luxembourg2018Y18Limits on UV output, hygiene requirements, operation supervised by qualified staff, warning signs, registration of operators, claims of benefits forbidden.Loi du 24 mai 2018 sur les conditions d’hygiène et de salubrité relatives à la pratique des techniques de tatouage par effraction cutanée, du perçage, du branding, cutting, ainsi que du bronzage UV http://legilux.public.lu/eli/etat/leg/loi/2018/05/24/a442/jo03/06/18
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NetherlandsY18Applies European Norm, not well enforcedEN 60335-2-27:201330/08/15
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New Zealand2016Y18Comes into force 5 January 2017Health (Protection) Amendment Act 2016
https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/bills-and-laws/bills-proposed-laws/document/00DBHOH_BILL56943_1/health-protection-amendment-bill
05/08/16
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New ZealandAuckland2014Y18Consent form, warning signs, no Skin Type 1, staff training, registration, eye protection, 48 hours between sessions, client recordsEffectively mandates AS/NZS 2635:2008 Solaria for cosmetic purposes.Auckland Council Health and Hygiene bylaw 2013, Health and Hygiene Code of Practice 2013
http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/licencesregulations/Bylaws/Pages/healthandhygienebylaw.aspx
19/09/15
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Norway2012Y18Ban on under 18sSolarium Regulations30/08/15
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Portugal2005Y18Decree-Law No 24230/08/15
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Spain2002Y18Ban on under 18sReal Decreto 1002/200230/08/15
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United Kingdom 30/08/15
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England2011Y18Sunbeds (Regulation) Act 201030/08/15
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Northern Ireland2012Y18All use supervised, provision of health information etcOperator guidance at http://www.dhsspsni.gov.uk/sunbeds-act-2011-guidance.pdfSunbeds Act (Northern Ireland) 2011, Sunbeds (Information) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/nia/2011/19/pdfs/nia_20110019_en.pdf
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/nisr/2012/91/pdfs/nisr_20120091_en.pdf
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Scotland2009Y18The Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008, (Sunbed) Regulations 200930/08/15
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Wales2011All use supervised, provision of health information etcThe Sunbeds (Regulation) Act 2010 (Wales) Regulations 2011http://www.legislation.gov.uk/wsi/2011/1130/contents/made30/08/15
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USA2014FDA requirement that tanning beds have a sign that states the products should not be used by people under age 18. (However, such use is not banned)http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm350790.htm30/08/15
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USA - StatesThere is a summary table with full details at: http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/indoor-tanning-restrictions.aspx. See also https://www.aimatmelanoma.org/global-advocacy-and-engagement/melanoma-legislation/tanning-legislation-2015/30/08/15
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Alabama, California, Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Georgia, Maine, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, WashingtonBan minors using tanning beds (various age thresholds); Alabama, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon and Washington allow minors with a prescription.30/08/15
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Howard County, Maryland2009Regulations pertaining to Tanning Facilities in Howard County, Maryland. Howard County, Maryland, United States of America30/08/15
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