Skin Penetration

A skin penetration procedure (whether medical or not) is any procedure that involves skin penetration - acupuncture, tattooing, ear piercing or hair removal.

Under the Public Health Act 2010 and Public Health Regulation 2012 the occupier of premises where skin penetration procedures are carried out are required to:
Notify Council of their existence - an application is required and an inspection will be undertaken of the premise to ensure the appropriate levels of health care are being met.