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A. No person shall practice body art or perform any body art procedure within Jasper County without first obtaining a practitioner permit from the Department.

B. A practitioner shall be a minimum of 18 years of age.

C. A practitioner permit shall be valid from the date of issuance and for no longer than one year, and unless suspended or revoked sooner by the Department.

D. Application for a practitioner permit shall include:

1. Name;

2. Date of birth;

3. Residence address;

4. Mailing address;

5. Phone number;

6. Copy of a photo ID of applicant;

7. Place(s) of employment as a practitioner;

8. Training and/or experience;

9. Body art practitioner permit annual fee per JCC 3.45.050.

E. Practitioner Training and Experience. In reviewing an application for a practitioner permit, the Department may consider experience, training and/or certification acquired in this or other states that regulate body art.

1. Training for all practitioners shall be approved by the Department and, at a minimum, shall include the following training required by 410 IAC 1-5-27:

a. Blood borne pathogen training program (or equivalent) which includes infectious disease control and “Blood Borne Pathogen Training” (U.S. OSHA). Training/courses provided by professional body art organizations or associations or by equipment manufacturers may also be submitted to the Department for approval.

b. Training on the handling of infectious waste.

2. The applicant for any permit shall submit evidence satisfactory to the Department of at least two years’ actual experience in the practice of performing body art activities of the kind for which the applicant seeks a body art practitioner permit to perform, whether such experience was obtained within or outside of the county.

F. A practitioner’s permit shall be conditioned upon continued compliance with all applicable provisions of this chapter and any other applicable statutes and regulations.

G. A temporary practitioner (guest artist) must have proof of permit/experience from another jurisdiction and must register to the Department prior to performing body art and remit the temporary body art practitioner fee per JCC 3.45.050.

H. Apprentice Permit. An apprentice permittee must not be a minor. The permittee must practice under a permitted practitioner (mentor). The mentor’s name shall be included in the application. The apprentice shall only practice in the presence of the mentor.

The applicant must remit the body art apprentice annual permit fee per JCC 3.45.050. [Ord. 09-06-22 § 1.]