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Code of Virginia
Title 59.1. Trade and Commerce
Chapter 24.1. Tanning Facilities

§ 59.1-310.1. Definitions.

As used in this chapter unless the context requires otherwise:

"Fitzpatrick scale" means the following scale for classifying a skin type, based on the skin's reaction to the first 10 to 45 minutes of sun exposure after the winter season:

aSkin Type:Sunburning and Tanning History
b1Always burns easily; never tans
c2Always burns easily; tans minimally
d3Burns moderately; tans gradually
e4Burns minimally; always tans well
f5Rarely burns; tans profusely
g6Never burns; deeply pigmented

"Owner" means a person who owns or operates a tanning facility.

"Person" means an individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company or association.

"Phototherapy device" means a piece of equipment that emits ultraviolet radiation and that is used by a health care provider in the treatment of a disease.

"Tanning device" means any equipment that emits electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths in the air between 200 and 400 nanometers and that is used for tanning of human skin, including a sunlamp, tanning booth, or tanning bed. The term also includes any accompanying equipment, including protective eyewear, timers, and handrails.

"Tanning facility" means a business that provides persons access to tanning devices.

1990, c. 776; 2007, c. 575.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.